Finance Manager

Posted 23 January by ANS GROUP LIMITED

ANS has been named the 7th Best Company to work for in the UK as voted for by Sunday Times Top 100 Company to work for. Described as an 'extraordinary’ place to work, ANS is committed to employee development, training and welfare. As one of the most decorated NetApp & Cisco partners in the UK and we hold the highest possible accreditations with VMware and Microsoft. Our record growth and expansion into new sectors means we are seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to join our team in Manchester.



About You

  • Professional qualification, ideally CIMA qualified and experienced in working with small/medium companies
  • Experienced in production of management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Demonstrate success in delivering finance to non-finance stakeholders
  • Ideally have experience of using Sage 200
  • Line management experience
  • A self-starter who is pro-active, able to manage own workload and can set and achieve goals
  • Delivering results in tight time scales
  • A team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to learn
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy with attention to detail
  • Problem solving ability
  • Strong organisational & time management skills
  • Work under pressure and to tight deadlines in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Highly motivated and ambitious.
  • Good inter-personal skills, able to work with people of all levels; including Directors
  • Excellent excel skills (including pivot tables and simple formula’s) required



About the Role


  • Responsibility for issuing Management Accounts to strict deadlines

o Draft P&L issued to Director of Finance on 3rd working day following month end

o Once agreed, sent to wider Board & questions fended by Finance Manager

o Final management accounts & KPI’s distributed two weeks later

o Responsibility for all Balance Sheet reconciliations

  • Managing finance team (MA’s, payroll, cashbook, SL & PL) both directly & indirectly

o Team of 4 direct reports

o Ensuring team & individual objectives are met

o Motivation & progression of team members

o 1-2-1’s & PDPs for direct reports

o Ensuring deadlines are met to enable tight churn of MA’s

  • GP, EBITDA & WIP reporting on a weekly basis
  • Rolling forecasting for each quarter based on actual performance
  • Responsibility for the maintenance & improvements of the GP reporting mechanisms
  • Timely reconciliation of all GP & control accounts
  • Accurate reporting of KPI’s
  • Review & approval of payroll & supplier payment runs
  • VAT returns & Corporation tax QIP calculations
  • R&D investigation & reporting for submission to HMRC
  • Assisting with Year End Audit and Statutory Accounts including liaising with external auditors
  • Upgrading/improving systems, procedures and controls as appropriate
  • Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested
  • Build strong relations with internal customers to ensure excellent customer service

More about ANS

ANS is an award-winning Cloud Services Provider committed to helping organisations become cloud enabled. We offer over 300 customers the capability they need to achieve successful transformation, through Public, Private or Hybrid cloud and the supporting connectivity. Our partner relationships are central to our objectives, and we work closely with Cisco, NetApp, VMware, AWS and Microsoft to not only deliver outstanding technical solutions but to build our portfolio of industry-leading certifications, benefit from partner tools and support and develop long term business strategies that support our customers’ needs. Founded in 1996, we have grown to a staff of 300 strong and have offices in Manchester and London. Our customers includeODEON, Euro Car Parts, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Peel Ports, Kennedys LLP and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

ANS Group Ltd are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and anyone applying for a role at our organisation can be assured that their application will be treated fairly, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sex or sexual orientation. We sometimes ask for information relating to individuals for equal opportunities monitoring purposes only.

Reference: 34296924

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