Finance Manager

Posted 5 April by SF Group Easy Apply

Finance Manager
Northampton
£40,000 - £45,000
Reporting to: Finance Director (& the board)

SF Group are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller that will become an integral part of a Manufacturing company turning over 6 million per year. This is a great opportunity to drive efficiencies form the financial system and to enhance the quality of management information going forwards.

As Financial Controller, you will work closely with the operating board and main board directors, playing a key role in the senior management team. There may be some trips to a manufacturing facility abroad and there will be significant involvement as the role will be reporting on the Group's finances.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for:

  • Hands on management of the operational and transactional financial activities of the business, ensuring compliance with internal procedures and external standards
  • Produce monthly management accounts with appropriate understanding and commentary for presentation to the Board of Directors
  • Manage the annual budget process, and ensure consistency with other Group companies
  • Lead year-end audit activity with external auditors, ensuring compliance with Group policies so that the company and group statutory accounts can be filed in a timely manner
  • Detailed, proactive cash flow management, both short and medium-long term
  • Supervision of one part-time administrator, responsible for the transactional aspects of the finance function (payroll, AR, AP, HMRC submissions, expenses)
  • Assist in developing appropriate methods and techniques to analyse company financial and operational performance and to offer solutions for improvement
  • Provide insightful analysis to the senior management team on an ad-hoc basis
  • Produce relevant KPI's for regular (weekly/monthly) review
  • Lead the development of business cases for capital investment
  • Support the management of key relationships with the bank, funding providers and shareholders

The Finance Manager will have/be:

  • Qualified accountant - technical accounting expertise with a commercial business mind-set, probably trained in industry role as opposed to practice
  • 3 years + PQE in industry
  • Experience of a manufacturing environment advantageous
  • Highly IT literate, and preferably proficient in the use of Sage
  • Self-starter and proactive
  • Team player with strong business performance focus
  • Strong people management skills with an emphasis on team development
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Experience of dealing with non-financial management and confident in communicating across all levels of the organisation

To be considered for this role please either hit the 'Apply' button on this site or email your CV directly to I can also be contacted directly on or

SF Group specialise in Finance and Accounting, so if this particular role is not for you, please do have a look on our website for further potential opportunities which may suit your skills and experience better - If you have the skill, we have the recruitment knowledge and together we can find you your perfect job! -

You must be eligible to live and work within the UK.

Reference: 34839572

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