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Office and Finance Manager


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Salary circa £28,000


Black Light is a leading provider of light, stage, sound and AV solutions. We come from a theatrical background and therefore have a passion for finding innovative and creative solutions to the most technical of challenges. Our track record speaks for itself: We have been supplying products and services to schools, theatres, exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, heritage centres and private clients for over 35 years.


In 2016 Black Light became an Employee Owned Company where 80% of the Shares are held in a Trust for all Members of Staff, that have passed their qualifying period. This was done to help ensure the success of the Company is shared with the people that drive that success and the company has a strong secure future. Throughout the UK there are around 400 Employee Owned Companies and the number continues to grow. They are generally more successful than other business models with Employees having a means of inputting to the future.

Black Light is currently undergoing a restructuring of the business and as part of this we have created this Office and Finance Manager role which has responsibility for the Company's administration functions and financial controls. The successful candidate will work closely with the Directors and Departmental Managers in delivering the standards the Company strives for.



The roll will involve (but not limited to);

• Financial controls (including cash flow, balancing accounts, credit control)

• Payroll

• Liaise with the company accountants

• Health and Safety

• Create, review and implement business procedures

• Support department heads so they are able to deliver

• Attend meetings, trainings, seminars and conferences

• Office management and services

• Managing reception/office administrator

• Manage company property such as cars, telecommunication devices, and laptops

• Ensure premises are in a good "Smart" condition.

• Handle business procurements

• Administer Company Pensions

• Fleet maintenance

• VAT returns


Your requirements;

• Have first-rate skills in understanding, creating and analysing financial reports or budgets

• Be diligent and always have a high attention to detail

• Have the ability to review, analyse and interpret financial data

• Be able to manoeuvre and develop business procedures

• Have proficient leadership, organisational and supervisory skills

• Be dependable and professional

• Be able to take and strategic overview and include that in decision making

• Be able to communicate successfully in both written and verbal format


Advantageous to the role;

• Industry experience

• Business qualifications at degree level or MBA

• Understanding of Microsoft Dynamic NAV. (Or similar ERP)

• Ability to advice on strategic decision from a financial point of view. (i.e. best borrowing practise)

• Understanding of ISO procedures and disciplines


Please email your interest to recruitment@black-light.com by noon 13th July 2018 in the first instance to recruitment@black-light.com, including a CV and covering letter and any relevant references.

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