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Finance Manager

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about us

itsu is the healthy eating, Asian inspired quick service retail & grocery brand with over 70 stores in the UK and a leading wholesale business across Europe and beyond. Renowned for its best-in-class food made fresh in every shop, every day, itsu has huge global ambitions with a commitment to continue to open many more stores and intensify the growth of its already thriving grocery arm. With its best-is-class food, latest technology, innovation, and talented workforce, itsu is the future of fast food. 

role responsibility

The role of a Finance Manager (AP/AR) will be to support the Financial Controller (FC) in day to day and ad-hoc matters with regards to all activities within the accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) function, to ensure accuracy of monthly and yearly accounts - including but not limited to:

  • Managing, developing, and mentoring the transaction finance team [3 heads]
  • Keep accurate records, control reports and clean audit trails for the year-end financial audit
  • Processing and overseeing all purchase and overheads invoices and expenses posting
  • Deal with queries related to Landlord invoices allocation, payment, and reconciliation
  • Key POC for transactional queries from suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Develop and provide monthly reporting on expense management, aged receivables and overdue payables
  • AP & AR related general ledger accounts finalisation, to be reviewed with FC on a monthly basis
  • Provide input on monthly cash flow forecasting as required
  • Preparing payment runs
  • Supervising the supplier statements, account customers and bank reconciliations at month-end
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations to be reviewed with FC on a monthly basis
  • Assist the FC in continuously improving control environment
  • Create and maintain manuals for finance procedures
  • Support the FC in delivering ad hoc projects, such as the purchase order and the expense management systems implementation
  • Develop the AR function by designing and continuously improving processes to facilitate the growth of the franchise business

the ideal candidate

  • Must have AP experience, with AR as a bonus
  • Confident in dealing with large datasets and multiple cost centres
  • High attention to detail, excellent time management skills and a proactive approach
  • Self-motivated, great communicator and curious mindset
  • Highly organised and structured
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to create and follow set processes
  • Strong drive for understanding
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the business needs

relevant experience, skills and qualifications

  • Finance qualifications preferred [part or full]
  • Multi-site experience in retail, hospitality or similar field strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight time frames
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics NAV strongly preferred
  • Intermediate or advanced excel skills are preferred

perks and benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical illness scheme
  • Food allowance
  • Discounts at major retailers
  • Cycle to work scheme

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