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Finance Manager

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Kat Paterson four squared recruitment

Kat Paterson-Browne

Job Details

Date

19/03/2024

Salary

£50,000 - £55,000

Location

Oldbury

Contract

Permanent

Industry

Finance

Reference

KB-1119

Job Description

Finance Manager
£50,000 – £55,000
Oldbury 

Are you a seasoned finance professional ready to take on a pivotal role in a dynamic and growing company? We’re seeking a talented Finance Manager to lead our client’s financial management efforts, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and strategic insight across all aspects of our operations. This would suit a first-time practice mover or a second move within industry.  You will act as a number 2 to the CFO with a view of moving up into the Financial Controller position with time.  If you’re driven by challenges, thrive in a collaborative environment, and have a passion for financial excellence, we want to hear from you!

Company Overview:

Join this forward-thinking company at the forefront of distribution. They’re dedicated to driving growth, delivering exceptional value to their customers, and fostering a culture of excellence. As a Finance Manager, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact and contribute to their continued success.  There is also the chance to manage 3 members of transactional staff.

Position Overview:

As Finance Manager, you’ll play a crucial role in overseeing all financial management activities, from corporate accounting to regulatory reporting and internal controls. You’ll work closely with cross-functional teams to support strategic decision-making, drive operational efficiency, and ensure financial integrity across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all accounting operations, including billing, accounts receivable/payable, general ledger, cost management, inventory accounting, fixed assets, FX revaluation, and revenue recognition.
  • Support budgeting and financial forecasting processes, providing insightful analysis and variance reporting.
  • Lead month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Prepare and publish monthly financial statements for corporate and site-level stakeholders.
  • Drive the preparation of regulatory reports and ensure compliance with tax filings.
  • Research technical accounting issues and implement policies for compliance.
  • Strengthen internal controls and continuously improve accounting policies and financial processes.
  • Foster strong business partnerships with key stakeholders, including group, sales, and operations teams.
  • Develop financial capabilities within the team and promote professionalism across the organisation.

Candidate Profile: Skills:

  • Qualified accountant is a must for this role ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Ideally 3 to 5 years of post-qualification experience with grounding in practice or a first time move into industry from practice.
  • Proficiency in cash management and business partnering.
  • Working knowledge of budgets, forecasts, and payroll.
  • Strong IT skills with proficiency in MS Office; knowledge of BI and SAP is a plus.
  • Good business acumen with experience in SMEs and corporate environments.

Personal Attributes:

  • Natural team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Personable and approachable demeanour.
  • Curiosity about the wider business landscape.
  • Hardworking, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities.

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to lead financial management efforts in a dynamic and growing company.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment where your contributions are valued.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Chance to make a real impact and drive financial excellence.
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities.
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