Finance Manager

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Salary: £salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Location: Edinburgh

Nova Innovation Ltd (Nova) is a successful tidal technology company based in Edinburgh. We design, build and operate tidal energy devices.

The strength of the team and our capability is demonstrated by our successful deployment of the world’s first community owned tidal device in 2014 and the world’s first offshore tidal array in 2016.

In addition to further UK opportunities, we have received interest from around the world for our technology, including South America, Asia, France and Canada.

The growing worldwide interest in tidal energy along with Nova’s recent project funding wins promises a very exciting future for this innovative company.

The Position
We currently are seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join our Finance department.

The successful candidate will be a qualified CCAB or CIMA accountant with 1 – 3 years post qualification experience in an SME.


The Finance Manager will work closely with the Finance team ensuring up to date and accurate Management and Statutory accounting information is prepared and communicated to the relevant stakeholders.

Primary duties will include:
 Ensuring accurate and up to date information is held within the accounting system
 Preparing project budgets
 Managing the Finance Assistant
 Preparing Management Accounts and other relevant management information
 Maintaining the fixed asset register
 Preparing and submitting VAT returns and resolving VAT queries
 Cash flow forecasting
 The preparation of grant claims
 Managing the outsourced payroll process and company pension scheme
 Processing payments
 Resolving supplier/customer queries escalated by the Finance Assistant
 Assisting with financial aspects of contract negotiations and project proposals
 Managing the annual statutory audit process
 Being a “superuser” for an ERP system


We would expect applicants to have the following attributes:
 Qualified Accountant with strong finance management experience in an SME
 Meticulous attention to detail
 Competent with Microsoft Office Software
 Comfortable learning new systems
 Able to manage own workload and prioritise tasks
 Highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines
 Strong verbal and written communication skills
 Good interpersonal skills
 Self-motivated, disciplined and able to thrive in a dynamic environment
It would be advantageous if applicants had:
 A keen interest in the renewable energy sector
 Knowledge of corporation tax and employee taxation matters
 Track record of working with tight budgets
Conditions, Remuneration and Benefits

This position is full time. The salary is negotiable depending on experience. A matched employer pension contribution of up to 5% is also available. Annual holidays are 25 days per annum plus public holidays.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Moodie

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