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Finance and HR manager
at Nicola Harding & Co

Nicola Harding & Co is looking for a finance and HR manager to join its team in London.

Nicola Harding & Co an internationally recognised interior and garden design studio, are seeking a finance and HR manager to join our team full time, with an immediate start.

Based in our gorgeous new studio in Queens Park, we offer a culture of inclusivity, warmth and collaboration. Reporting to the founder and the operations director, you will help to ensure the smooth and efficient administration and management of the studio’s financial and HR processes. This is an integral role for the studio, working with all members of the team including designers, consultants and clients, with additional support from our external accountants.

Key duties:

  • finance management
  • design fee and procurement goods invoicing
  • timesheet oversight and management
  • payments processing
  • book-keeping
  • expenses administration
  • studio contracts, leases and insurances management
  • payroll administration
  • cash flow forecasting
  • project procurement reconciliation
  • budget v actual reports
  • quarterly management accounts including profitability reports
  • updating cost rates
  • business performance analytics and KPI tracking
  • VAT return
  • annual preparation of statutory accounts
  • administration of insurances – employers liability and professional indemnity
  • management of Xero
  • management of company phone lines

HR management:

  • employment contracts
  • on-boarding new starters (passport, visa, email etc)
  • holidays, maternity/paternity, illness administration

The ideal candidate:

  • qualified or Part qualified – ACA/ACCA/CIMA/AAT
  • over four years’ in a similar role and industry
  • capable of and enjoys putting together a set of accounts
  • equally as at home in the day-to-day bookkeeping
  • a willing and enthusiastic and agile attitude
  • keen eye for detail
  • strong communication skills
  • excellent organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks, working independently and within a team and deliver in a fast paced environment
  • experience in Xero is required
  • experience in managing a large number of transactions
  • a genuine interested in interior design would be preferred

Please note that you will start the role remotely during lockdown.

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