Finance Manager

Howarth Morris
Blackpool, UK
20 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is one of the world's fastest growing retail businesses, an aggressively acquisitive who are expanding internationally at an impressive rate. Due to this growth they are now seeking a Finance Manager to take control of the US side of the business. This will be an exciting role within one of their fasted growing markets. This role will act as a Finance point of contact for Operations teams, Senior Management Teams. The Individual will be expected to support all aspects of the Management accounts and financial reporting process.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management and development of a team of part qualified and qualified accountants
  • Preparation and review of monthly management accounts from trial balance to financial statements.
  • Lead the Balance Sheet reconciliation process with the support of the team.
  • Management of all aspects of the Balance Sheet.
  • Review of Lead Schedules and ensure these are prepared and reviewed on a timely basis
  • Understanding actual performance to budget and prior year and articulate understanding of underlying business performance to the financial controller and other stakeholders
  • Lead management accountants to drive the month end process and ensure strict deadlines are achieved to support group reporting requirements
  • Develop and ensure team focus of ensuring accuracy of site by site P&Ls
  • Support the commercial finance team with information and performance analysis to drive decision making for local teams
  • Support year end statutory audit process, liaising with external auditors and providing all necessary documentation and evidence.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and monthly group pack submissions
  • Lead on ongoing development of finance systems and processes
  • Work closely with and develop a strong relationship with the Transactional manager to ensure a strong link between the accounts and transactional team
  • Other adhoc project


  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Possess an extremely strong work ethic
  • Strong Technical Accounting Skills with good working knowledge of IFRS and FRS101
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Experience of managing similar sized teams or equivalent
  • Experience of finance systems preferable SAP

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