Finance Manager

£40000 - £45000 per annum
07 Jan 2022
04 Feb 2022
Joe Develing
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Manager / £40,000-£45,000 / PE Backed, highly acquisitive SME / Cheshire

My client is a rapidly growing, Private Equity backed organisation looking to bring in a Finance Manager to partner alongside the Group Financial Controller, Senior Management Team and Private Equity Partners.

With a projection of significant organic growth, M&A and Private Equity involvement this role is an exceptional opportunity to gain real exposure to strategic business decisions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Producing monthly management accounts and month end packs for the two new acquisitions. 
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports and providing analysis on the management accounts (P&L and balance sheet).
  • Assisting in the consolidation of the group consolidated management accounts. 
  • Ensuring that all Balance sheet Reconciliations are performed monthly for the two entities. 
  • Overseeing weekly payment runs, high volume transactions; invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable within the business. 
  • Responsibilities for the reporting line of the bookkeeper, day to day management & development.  
  • Preparation and submission of the VAT returns. 
  • Assisting in the preparation of a rolling 13-week cash forecast.  
  • Assisting the Group FC with the implementation of the new accounting system (currently running on Sage 50 and replacement of this system will be a focus in 2022). 
  • Maintaining procedures manual for the subsidiaries and working with the wider Finance team who are responsible for AP & AR.
  • Reviewing and improve all finance processes and implementing 'best practice' procedures and building a strong robust control environment which if fit for purpose.
  • Liaise with different departments and develop relationships with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure the Accounts department is properly supporting the needs of the operating businesses.
  • Supporting transactional staff (AP & AR) during busy periods / covering staff annual leave. 
  • Assisting with budgeting and FP&A projects with exposure to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Producing the year end and statutory accounts and corporation tax returns. 
  • Liaising with external auditors - processing year end schedules and analysis as required. 
  • Assist the Financial Controller and the wider business with ad-hoc tasks as and when they arise.
Person Specification
  • ACA/ CIMA or ACCA Qualified.
  • Good understanding of accounting standards. 
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse and solve problems.
  • Able to work to strict deadlines. 
  • Confident individual with a good work ethic.
  • Have a desire to be part of a fast paced, entrepreneurial run business.
  • Excellent Excel skillset.