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Finance Manager

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Finance Manager

We’re looking for a super-proactive, personable, and experienced part time finance manager to join our growing integrated agency.

Hello!

This is Paul, Agent’s CEO.

Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to have a look at this opportunity to work with us at Agent.

Like any big decisions in life, it’s important to have all the information at hand to help make sure the job choice you make is the right one. I’ve put together some essential ‘must-knows’ about us. It goes without saying that I could go on all day here – I promise I won’t. However, if you have any questions, please do give us a
call, email, DM or drop by and have a word with one of the team about anything you’d like to know.

We established Agent back in 2006 – it feels like yesterday and what a ride it’s been. We turn 18 years old this year and the future has never looked brighter for us.

We’re a full-service brand and communications agency. In a nutshell, this means that we deliver a full integrated offering for our clients – from start to finish. Our
clients are based all over the UK, across a whole range of different sectors and industries; clean growth and net zero, tech for good, logistics and connectivity etc.
We’re in business for good and they are too. We help them share the great stuff they’re doing, whilst encouraging and supporting them to grow their businesses
and make even bigger impact.

Last count, there are over 40 of us in our growing team; strategists, designers, animators, programmers, copywriters, digital marketers, canines – the lot. We’re a
close-knit, passionate bunch that love working together and supporting each other; bringing our individual skills and talents together to create brilliant work
that works is what we do best.

We’re a growing business and we’re doing it sensibly, responsibly, and sustainably. Last year we started on our B Corp journey – it’s high time we evidenced our longstanding commitment to the brilliant people and communities around us, the places we live and work, and of course, our planet. Talking about our incredible
people…

We want amazing people to join us who want to play an active role in what our growth journey looks and feels like (and have a whole load of fun along the way).
We want our team to grow with us so that we all do well, together. This role, as Finance Manager, is an important one in helping us achieve our wider growth
ambitions.

We’re proudly based in the North West and our teams work across our studios in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and Manchester’s Oxford Road.

Our values are really important to us. We want to work with team members who really care about doing a great job and making a difference to other people’s lives,
the places we call home, and of course, our planet. Our work and the way we work can really make a difference. If this isn’t you, probably best turning back now.

We want to use our business for good and make real, positive change, which is why we launched our brilliant Agent Academy in 2014, to help train and connect the
generation of talent into the creative and digital sectors. We’ve helped hundreds of young people get their foot in the door and we’ve got big aspirations to do even
more this year.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything that we do. We’re not perfect but we know that if we keep listening, learning, and investing we’ll only get
better and make more of a difference. We want our agency to continue to be a place where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and rewarded regardless of race, identity, the postcode we live in, our accents or anything else for that matter; a safe workplace where everyone does well.

We’ve got big growth plans for the future of Agent; they really are exciting. To achieve our dreams, we must have the right people with us to make them happen.
If you’re up for it, so are we.

That’s it from me for now. The all-important job information follows next. We know that a job description never truly tells the full story of what’s involved in a role. So, if you’re interested you can certainly speak (in confidence and with no obligation to then apply) to one of the team who you’ll be likely working with. They can give you the full lowdown on the role and the inside track on Agent – easy, eh?

If you do apply, all the very best of luck. Thanks so much for looking at this opportunity!

Paul

CEO of Agent

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We are looking for a committed, organised and dedicated part time finance manager. Does this sound like you?

The important role will involve:

Financial activities:

  • Managing the general day-to-day finances of the agency
  • Implementing robust financial control procedures, systems and processes,
    regularly reviewing them for enhancements
  • Preparing monthly financial reports
  • Responsible for account preparation, sales and purchase ledgers,
    reconciliations, VAT returns and managing cash flow
  • Working closely with our CEO to generate forecasts of predicted growth
    allowing us to plan and budget accordingly
  • Preparation of year end accounts and liaising with our external accountant
  • Posting purchase invoices and matching with PO numbers
  • Producing and sending out sales invoices within the agreed timescales
  • Chasing clients with late payments and credit control
  • Raising and posting month end journals
  • Assisting our clients with any invoice queries
  • Working closely with our wider teams to ensure that all projects are invoiced
    on schedule and all systems (including HubSpot, Sage and Xero) are
    regularly updated and accurate
  • Working across all departments ensuring effective and efficient lines of
    communication are delivered to all team members

You’ll need to have:

  • Experience using Xero and Sage. HubSpot would be advantageous but not
    essential
  • An AAT qualification or degree in finance/accounting. Equivalent relevant
    experience may be considered
  • Previous experience within finance, bookkeeping or accounting roles
  • Experience with double entry bookkeeping
  • Excellent, confident, and accurate communication skills both oral and
    written


Other important things to have for this role:

  • A strong set of personal values – we’re proud to be people-first and our
    values are extremely important to us. Yours should be to you, too
  • People skills – you love to listen, lead, and inspire those working with you,
    and importantly, be inspired by them
  • A commitment to ongoing development. You love to receive feedback,
    constantly learn, develop, and improve your skills
  • Passion, commitment, and dedication to your craft and a can-do attitude
  • A cool, calm, and considered working style. You work well under pressure
    and to tight deadlines. You relish the energy that comes with being a busy
    professional

What’s in for you:

We are a people-led business and it’s important to us that we look after and support our growing team. We do this by offering benefits including:

  • Full office closure over Christmas and New Year
  • Weekly learning and development time
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Use of office bikes
  • Team social events (we love our food and drink)

If you’re interested in applying, please contact beth@helloagent.co.uk or call 0151 707 0427 / 0161 523 4930.