Finance Manager

Posted 10 April by iRecruit Partners Ltd
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Our client is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join their expanding team.

The Finance Manager must have a sense of ownership and a desire to improve all aspects of financial accounting, reporting, control and analysis. They will need to assist the Finance Director and take responsibility for specific elements of the below:

- Dealing with all financial aspects of the business

- Supporting the management team to better understand financial performance

- Highlighting balance sheet risks and liabilities

- Meeting statutory obligations

They see this role as an entry point for a very strong candidate to move into the business, learn how they operate and make a real contribution by delivering change through a number of priority projects. This will then lead to ongoing ownership of key areas within Finance and greater responsibility including team management.

Job Accountabilities and Tasks:

  • Identify and develop processes to improve controls over revenues and costs, including business wide process and system enhancements, KPI reporting and in depth deep dive analysis for key customers
  • Develop regular structured reporting for the Board senior management team to aid commercial decision making
  • Operation and automation of key balance sheet reconciliation and controls
  • Understand and quantify the financial impact of new accounting policies
  • Contribute to annual budgeting and regular forecasting
  • Take responsibility and act as a change agent for key finance projects

The Individual - Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Skills and Attitude

  • Strong, confident and resilient personality
  • Presence and credibility as a future leader
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Real desire to learn quickly, and be able to challenge and be challenged in a constructive manner
  • Relentless desire to drive change make improvements
  • Flexibility to find solutions to challenges and a 'can do’ attitude.
  • Pragmatic approach to achieve desired outcomes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong spreadsheet skills

Job Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of multiple organisations from audit work in practice
  • Understanding of requirements for effective management reporting
  • Understanding of the importance of effective controls
  • Demonstrable record of achievements in previous roles
  • Demonstrable direct contact with senior management and 'ownership’ of issues
  • Evidence of managing projects and/or driving improvements to business processes or financial performance
  • Applicant must know what 'good’ looks like


  • Strong degree (1st or 2:1) from a 'good’ university
  • ICAEW / CIMA qualified with 1-2 years post qualification experience
  • We are looking for a very strong candidate with high potential who is future FD material. Would expect this person to be a highly rated individual (top 20% of peers) from a major accountancy firm or from within a blue chip organisation.

Required skills

  • Annual Budget
  • Balance Sheet
  • Finance Manager
  • Management Reporting
  • CIM qualified

Application questions

Do you have previous experience in a similar role?
Are you qualified?
Do you understand the requirements for effective management reporting?

Reference: 37373532

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