Finance Manager

Middleton, UK
18 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Finance Manager DEPARTMENT: Finance

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Finance SALARY: Negotiable based on experience + Qaurterly Bonus + Contributory Pension + 33 days holiday + Holiday buying scheme + Health Care Cash Scheme + Other health & lifestyle benefits

Person Specification:
  • Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Strong academic background (2.1 degree)
  • Advanced Excel skills, ideally with financial modelling experience
  • Commercial outlook
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable working to tight/short deadlines
  • Able to plan and prioritise own work
  • Work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • Take on responsibilities outside of a traditional accounting role
  • Process improvement and/or systems implementation experience desirable
  • SQL knowledge advantageous.

Main Duties:
  • Deliver the monthly management accounts to strict deadlines.
  • Management of the Assistant Management Accountant, Admin Manager and team.
  • Understand and analyse the management accounts and discuss/challenge budget holders on cost variances to budget.
  • Weekly reporting to strict deadlines.
  • Assist with year end and half year end reporting and audit work.
  • Preparation and set up of internal reports and analysis.
  • Assist with the preparation annual forecasts and Budgeting.
  • Complete quarterly VAT returns
  • Significant amount of ad hoc tasks and process improvements
  • Review payroll monthly.
  • Cover financial reporting manager's duties.

  • Ascertain a full understanding of, including full organisation awareness.
  • To be professional and polite at all times.
  • To adhere to and maintain confidentiality at all times

Background to the business

We Buy Any Car (WBAC) has built a trusted brand where customers can dispose of their vehicle independently of a new acquisition. By separating the disposal of their old car from the purchase of a new car, WBAC customers are able to negotiate a better deal on their new purchase.

The market leader, we offer national coverage, competitive prices and an unparalleled customer experience. WBAC is part of BCA Marketplace a FTSE 250 plc.

We always look to retain talent in the business and, as would be expected in a fast growing, successful organisation, there will be many opportunities to take on further responsibility and grow with the business.

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