Group Finance Manager

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Bolton, UK
16 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Based at Head Office in Bolton (Westhoughton), this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Group Finance Manager / Accountant to take ownership over group finance and drive the business forward commercially.

This role reports directly to the CEO and is primarily responsible for the efficient 'day-to-day' operational finance function, as well as fully supporting commercial and operation decision making across the company. It's a great chance to truly put your stamp on a function, whilst adding tangible value and input on critical business-changing decisions.

As 'number one' in finance, previous experience in an independent/standalone or Finance Management position is essential.


Reporting directly to the CEO & indirectly to the Managing Directors;
  • Full ownership over group finance function for a c6mil turnover SME group.
  • Independent preparation of monthly Group MI & accounts packs.
  • Reviewing monthly management accounts & forecasts.
  • Management of weekly cashflows.
  • Business partnering senior stakeholders, both internally & externally. Likely day-to-day contact with CEO, MD's, Heads of Departments.
  • Driving positive change via systems, controls, processes and cost-saving initiatives.
  • Identifying quick-win opportunities and weaknesses across the group to drive revenue.
  • Transactional finance ownership, including supplier payments management.
  • Processing of monthly payroll.
  • Developing systems (Sage & Quickbooks) to increase efficiency wherever possible.
  • Supporting projects and ad-hoc work as directed by CEO.

  • Part-qualified, QBE or Qualified Accountant status (ACCA/CIMA/ACA).
  • 2+ years' experience in an independent accountancy or Finance Manager position.
  • End-to-end understanding of transactional finance and management accounting, ideally in a group setting.
  • Self-sufficient, driven and keen to fully understand a business.
  • Strong systems skills. Proven experience using Excel to an intermediate-advanced level.


' We are not like other companies. We listen to our people and care about what they think, in fact people are key to us: our people, our customers and our community.'

SME Property Group with c£6mil turnover and ambitious growth plans. Aiming to reach c£15mil turnover within 3 years. Roughly 120 staff, strong senior leadership and a 2018 vs 2019 Q3 growth of almost 50%.

Processes and systems are currently in-place, and the Group Finance Manager vacancy is a result of a staff member moving home location.

Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive salary + OTE Bonus
  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive on Bank Holidays. Extra ½ day on your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Death in service scheme
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Regular social & Team building events

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training .

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