Finance Manager

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Manchester, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Robert Half are looking for a personable, forward thinking Finance Manager who is immediately available and looking for their next assignment. We are currently exclusively working with a renowned global company based in South Manchester who are in need of a Finance Manager to join their team on an interim basis for 6-9 months initially.

  • Support development of the finance team to drive performance and continuous improvement
  • Lead a team of four people
  • Support the operational managers to ensure they have the information required to aid sound financial decisions/debates
  • Deputise for the Financial Controller in their absence ensuring performance and communication is maintained
  • Monitor the financial performance of the cost base within the department ensuring business cost reduction targets are achieved
  • Provide liaison with the project accountants to support Monthly Finance Reviews and Monthly Business Reviews
  • Support process improvement activity around material management and bookings in the ERP system to support product profitability analysis
  • Provide support, challenge and guidance to wider functions within the operations element of the department
  • Provide financial input to and ensure detailed evaluation of investment proposals
  • Provide decision support to efficiency improvements and workload planning
  • Support and oversee the inventory control process ensuring accuracy and integrity is maintained
  • Support and oversee the fixed asset management process within the department undertaking asset verification as necessary at the two operational sites
  • Support reviews and challenge risk and opportunities register to support the expected outturn of the cost base for the year
  • Ensure sound Financial controls are embedded within the business
  • Overview and progressing of the finance improvement projects for 2019
  • Adhoc projects as necessary.


  • Ability to challenge inputs from own team and the wider business
  • Strong leadership to drive the finance team and department forward
  • Strong team working ethic, with key part to play within the department
  • Ability to drive change into the organisation and identify/share best practice

Knowledge, Skills and Experiences
  • People Management experience is essential
  • Strong communication and influencing skills across functions and various seniority levels is essential
  • Strong commercial acumen is essential
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is desirable
  • Proven record of implementing and maintaining robust financial controls

  • Qualified Accountant with experience across Financial and Management Accounting (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)

Personal Attributes
  • Highly motivated individual with the desire to succeed
  • A passion for continuous improvement and ability to look at situations differently
  • Approachable and able to support finance team and wider functions resolve issues very quickly
  • Understands how to build rapport and embed strong internal and external customer relationships
  • High quality of output with personally pride in the integrity of the information being provided
  • A degree of flexibility as there will be travel requirements within the role.

Salary & Benefits

£275 - £325 per day LTD

Free Parking

Excellent facilities

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