Finance Manager


Hitchin, Hertfordshire
£50,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Wednesday, 15th June 2022  

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Finance Manager to join our finance team, based from our beautiful Maydencroft Manor office in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

We are looking for an experienced hands-on finance manager, with an MAAT or equivalent qualification to work alongside the Finance Director in assuming responsibility for the accounting operations of the company, including the management accounts and processing of monthly payroll. Our ideal candidate will be independent and pro-active in nature, with extensive management experience and a demonstrable track record of delivering system and process improvements.

Responsible for management of General Ledger, Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger and Payroll for Maydencroft Group companies, including:

  • Managing the Accounts Team (currently 3 people)
  • Maintaining the Company’s financial records
  • Monitoring cash balances and maintaining cash flow forecasts
  • Interacting with pension scheme providers
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly VAT returns
  • Ensuring timely and accurate processing of payroll
  • Providing support to other areas of the business and acting as an escalation point for queries
  • Adjusting procedures and controls within the finance function as necessary to maintain and improve
  • efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness
  • Producing divisional P&L reports and CIS returns
  • Liaising, as necessary, with the company’s bank to maintain general banking facilities
  • Ah hoc reporting and support for the Finance Director, as required



  • Relevant experience, ideally gained in an SME
  • Ability to work independently and manage a wide variety of tasks
  • Line management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with accounting software (e.g. Sage 50)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Fully qualified, MAAT or equivalent

This is a full time position, working Monday-Friday 40 hours a week. Annually increasing holiday entitlement. Great company benefits package. Career progression and training opportunities always available.

Working in the grounds of a beautiful country manor and farm, due to its location, all applicants must be a car driver and have access to transport. Hybrid working is also available with all equipment provided after initial training.

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