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Finance Manager - Food

Posted 4 April by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

This is an all-encompassing Finance Manager position for a small but well known food business, with ambitious growth plans.

Client Details

My client are a small but well known food business, with ambitious growth plans. Managed by a forward thinking and ambitious owner, the business currently turn over around £4m but are looking to grow to £8-10m in the medium term.

A new Finance Manager is critical to these plans as they look to bring finance in-house, and in the process look to drastically improve the value finance adds to day-to-day operations and decision-making.


Key responsibilities can be split broadly into three categories:

1) Processing and compliance (e.g. Payroll, VAT returns, purchase ledger processing, sales ledger processing)

2) Tighter control environment, particularly in terms of information flow and payments / cash collection e.g.

  • Sales invoicing speed & success rate

  • Cash collection
  • Purchase order monitoring
  • Improve controls & process flow around inbound supplier invoices
  • Increased regularity of reconciliations - bank / suppliers / PAYE etc
  • Tightening quarterly information for management accounts
  • Reasonable increase in reporting - weekly sales / monthly KPIs etc

3) Commercial business partnering - this person would ideally be able to develop into a really solid commercially-focussed Financial Controller


The successful candidate should be:

  • Professionally Qualified (may consider QBE)
  • Familiar with the requirements of a small business
  • Flexible
  • Autonomous
  • Comfortable working as part of a small, multi-functional team

Job Offer

The role will pay a competitive basic salary as well as the opportunity to play a key part in running and growing an exciting small business

Reference: 34821918

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