Main roles and responsibilities

Position Summary

This is a 6 month temporary/interim full time role reporting to the Financial Controller.

The role is to back fill whilst a permanent hire is carried out. Primary function is to supervise the monthly close and assist in the preparation of management accounts ensuring full balance sheet control and reconciliation.

Initially for a 6 month basis. This is a high volume busy role which calls for a resilient individual who can hit the ground running, work at pace and accurately. Role is an immediate start and will require someone with experience in a similar role.

Accounting qualifications at least up to AAT but QBE are also encouraged.

Main Roles & Responsibilities

• Assist in the closing of month end on a tight deadline – 5 working days
• Supervision small finance team during the close
• Ensure all month end activities are carried out and monthly balance sheet reconciliations completed.
• Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts with variance commentary
• Preparation of payroll, pension and expenses
• Preparation of VAT
• Good all round stock and inventory management experience
• Manage daily financial transactions into Xero working with finance team
• Strong experience of Xero and systems implementation and organisation migrates new ERP
• Overseeing the Trade Finance and Invoice Finance functions
• Provide support to Financial Controller on various ad hoc tasks, demonstrating flexibility and proactive approach
• Intermediate to advance level Excel and other financial software will be useful
• Assist with the external audit

What Will Make You Right For This Role?

• Experienced immediately available contractor/temp finance manager – ability to hit the ground running
• Experience in fast moving organisation
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills – allowing for effective collaboration across all stakeholders and information sharing
• Ability to lead from front and enjoy being hands on

Experience & Key Success Criteria

• Strong month end close experience and preparing monthly management accounts
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Process understanding – ability to document processes
• Positive mental attitude – maintains can do attitude when under pressure

About the Company & Brand

Harpar Grace International is a privately owned, entrepreneurial, dynamic and passionate company founded in 2013, specialising in the development, distribution and management of luxury, cosmeceutical, spa and retail brands.

Harpar Grace are the exclusive distributors for iS Clinical Cosmeceuticals, Totally Derma Nutraceutical drink supplement throughout UK & Ireland and Caribbean and global brand owners for Déesse PRO LED Light therapy brand.

The company continues to achieve exceptional year-on-year performance and the team is rapidly expanding to support the ambitious growth of the company and brand portfolio.