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Finance Manager

Census Recruitment
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23 Jul 2021

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Finance Manager

Rugby, Warwickshire

£50,000 +

We are currently recruiting for a CIMA or ACCA qualified Finance Manager for a brand new role created to lead a small finance team of 3 within a leading international company.

Our client is an established electronics company and is experiencing a fantastic period of continued growth and development.

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be a strong finance 'number 2' in the organisation.

Ideal candidates will come from a management accounting /finance background and have excellent people and management skills.

Principle Accountabilities:

* Production of the monthly management accounts, variance analysis and supporting schedules, together with half year end and financial year end processes to ensure that strict deadlines are achieved

* Working closely with and producing timely and accurate reports for the Senior Leadership Team

* Support the sales team and work cross functionally to maintain and drive the increase in Group Margin

* Effectively manage the working capital components of the Company particularly stock, debtors, cash balances and cash flow

* Monthly balance sheet reconciliations including managing fixed assets and depreciation

* Ensure that the relevant financial controls & procedures are met and maintained across the sales ledger, purchase ledger, cash book and bank

* Monitoring, maintaining and controlling the company's product costing system including supporting the Engineering Team's cost calculation of locally assembled goods

* Working with the Production Planning Team in the monitoring & control of stock/inventory

* Analysis of the order pipeline and sales reports

* Work closely with the auditors, supporting the annual financial audit process

* Fiscal/tax planning and control - including returns for Corporation tax, VAT and other relevant taxes are submitted and all relevant regulations are complied with

* Supporting the Director of Finance, IT & HR in the organisation and execution of financial year end stock takes

* Supporting the Director of Finance, IT & HR in financial budgetary process where required

* Identifying and driving through the automation of finance processes and SAP in order to keep pace with the business development


* Effectively manage, motivate and develop a team of 3

* Review performance of the team


* Manage and maintain strong relationships with the Senior Leadership Team, auditing companies and banks

* Play an active role in assisting and advising on risk assessment and business continuity

* Regular reviews of the effectiveness of internal controls covering financial, operational and compliance controls, updating as and when required

* Active management and control of overheads

* Challenge the status quo and drive through changes

* Implement continuous improvements

Knowledge/Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes:

* CIMA or ACCA qualified

* Experience with ERP, preferably SAP

* Knowledge of UK Accounting Standards

* Working knowledge of UK statutory and tax and legislation

* Microsoft Office including intermediate to advance in excel

* Competent in the use of Business Mining Tools, the analysis, summary & presentation of large volumes of data

* Excellent presentation skills

Personal Attributes:

Smart, well presented, dynamic, confident, attention to detail, team player, highly ethical, acts with integrity and a desire to learn and apply continuous improvement

Empowered self-starter, able to work under own initiative

Solution orientated approach to problem solving, bringing forward new ideas and improvements

Ability to work under pressure

Able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment

Ability and confidence to conduct all interactions with leadership, peers, and customers
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