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Assistant Finance Manager - 6 month FTC

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Assistant Finance Manager  - 6 Month FTC           

Salary £45,000 to £50,000

6-month fixed term contract     

Full Time or Part Time  

**Hybrid role, 2 days a week in Ashford, Kent      

Saga Cruise are looking for 6-month FTC for an Assistant Finance Manager to support the Finance team during a busy trading period.  

It’s a great opportunity, an immediate start, for an Assistant Finance Manager who can pick up the process of our technical reporting and controls.   

In this role you will support the Finance Manager with all financial reporting and control activities for Saga Cruise.

A great opportunity to come and experience an award-winning specialist Cruise operation within Saga Plc.

** This is a FTC for 6 months. You can mostly work from home, your main working hub will be Ashford, Kent. Ideally you will visit your hub twice a week, depending on how many days you work. You will need to be within reasonable commuting distance to our Ashford Hub.  

Role Responsibility

You will be required to cover the following areas;

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Balance sheet reconciliation preparation and first line review
  • Support drafting statutory accounts, as well as consolidated travel accounts and first point of contact for external auditor queries
  • Preparation of regulatory returns (CAA/ABTA reporting)
  • Submission of actual results and forecast into the group consolidation system (Cognos Controller experience beneficial)
  • IFRS 15 and IFRS 16 journal posting and support across the Cruise function
  • Ad-hoc management accounting tasks at month end
  • Supporting other requests, such as coordinating financial due diligence checks for potential suppliers
  • Assist with implementing process improvement and proactively progressing/coordinating any actions
  • Support the testing and implementation of a new General Ledger system

The Ideal Candidate

  • Have previously worked at Assistant Finance Manager level or above
  • Be full or part qualified; ACCA or CIMA, or QBE
  • Be a proficient user across all MS Office applications
  • Can demonstrate the ability to pick up the process quickly and learn new systems
  • Have strong communication skills, have been one of the primary points of contact within a small finance team and can confidently communicate directly with customers
  • Have a high level of accuracy and the ability to self-review is key
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple work streams and to cope under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to start immediately!

Package Description

Everyday our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that's why we have put together an amazing benefits package.  

  • Our working week is 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days
  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%
  • Life assurance policy on joining us
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays!
  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Grandparents leave
  • Company performance related annual bonus - Up to 5%
  • Income protection
  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70 years we have become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.

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