E-Commerce Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Location: Dorking, Surrey, UK. 

Commitment: Full Time, Permanent

Reports to: CEO / Founders 

SNAKEHIVE is a British brand designing phone cases and accessories for everyday life, built on thoughtful design and exceptional craftsmanship. Our products are at the heart of our business - we source, design and work with quality manufacturing partners to offer only the highest quality products to our customers. 

With new challenges everyday this is an incredible opportunity to work in a fast paced ecommerce company in an exciting product area.


The aim of the Finance Manager is to oversee all the Financial and Accounting requirements of the Company.


  • Posting and maintaining Nominal Ledger (Sales and Purchase Ledgers) using Sage system
  • Managing bank balances (incl. FX balances) to ensure optimal cash flow.
  • Bank reconciliations, control accounts, bad debt provision, FX revaluation, Stock Provision, Fixed Asset Register
  • Preparation of Month End and Year end accounts
  • Prepare the monthly management accounts.
  • Cashflow and monthly forecasting
  • Sales Reporting and reconciliation
  • Tax and VAT; constantly developing tax and VAT policies to ensure the organisation is as efficient as possible.
  • Completion of the Annual Report and Accounts, dealing with accountants/ external auditors.
  • Analyse current finance processes and advise upon efficiency gains.
  • Payroll supervision including Permanent and Temporary staff
  • Ensuring suppliers are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that processes and systems enhancements are delivered consistently throughout the business
  • Preparation and development of commercial financial analysis, to support the wider business
  • Implement controls around, and closely manage, the day-to-day expenditure of the company
  • Any other Financial/Accounting duties as required


Essential Skills & Knowledge

  • Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant with at least 2 years of professional finance experience. 
  • Strong technical accounting background and experience in accounting, reporting and statutory audit.
  • Experience of working in a multinational business
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues and track through to conclusion
  • Understanding of month end close processes and reporting
  • Strong financial accounting skills to oversee monthly balance sheet reconciliation preparation
  • You will be skilled at balance sheet requisitions, happy dealing with invoices and be capable with currency conversions and reconciliations.
  • You will be skilled at providing Management Information and Financial Accounts.
  • You will be great with systems and getting the best reports from them.
  • You enjoy working independently and enjoy taking the role on from top to bottom
  • You will have a good understanding of VAT
  • Proficient in using Sage and Microsoft Office e.g. Word & Excel


  • Hands-on can-do approach
  • Flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances
  • Able to prioritise and identify solutions in timely manner
  • Curious in nature and always looking to question, learn, and look for better ways to do things
  • Relish working in a small company with a fast paced environment
  • Proactive, confident, coupled with strong verbal and written skills
  • Personable, fun, team oriented
  • Good communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Proven ability to manage own workload and operate autonomously
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi task, prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English language


  • Energetic – we make change happen  
  • Curious - we are eager to question, know and learn  
  • Challenging - we question ourselves and others to find a better way  
  • Collaborative – working together brings high performance  
  • Optimistic - we believe in our ability to succeed  
  • Innovative - we are forward thinking and original 

To apply to this role please email with a copy of your CV with the subject line: 
Finance Manager