Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type:
Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £48,000 - £52,000
  • Contact Name: Kate Goodman
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH4747

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    We’re looking for a talented and enterprising Finance Manager to join an established manufacturer and retail distributor based in Leicestershire.

    The successful candidate will assume a hands-on role with responsibility for the day-to-day financial operations of this international company ensuring accurate financial information and reporting.

    This role will be office based but some hybrid working can be offered.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Carrying out the day-to-day management of the finance function
    • Management of a small finance team
    • Preparing accurate and timely monthly management accounts with variances
    • Cashflow management and review
    • VAT Returns, Intrastat and ECSL
    • Overseeing payroll process
    • Budget and forecast / reforecasting in collaboration with the management team
    • Reporting on standard and actual cost variances
    • Maintenance of the fixed asset register
    • Liaising with external auditors with regards to year-end statutory accounts
    • Coordinating performance analysis (departmental and client)
    • Identifying opportunities for process improvements on an ongoing basis
    • Building strong relationships and high credibility with internal stakeholders


    Skills and experience required:

    • ACCA / ACA / CIMA or QBE
    • At least 5 years’ experience of working within a similar role, including the management of small / developing finance teams
    • Strong IT skills with an advanced knowledge of MS Excel (desirable) and Microsoft Navision. Additional experience of an Executive Dashboard would be desirable.
    • Previous manufacturing organisation experience with exposure to costing and pricing
    • Enjoys taking ownership of tasks and working with a self-motivated and enterprising approach
    • Demonstrates a growth mindset and an interest in seeing the role and business develop
    • Confident in leading, challenging and influencing both finance and non-finance stakeholders
    • Ability to highlight commercial opportunities and risk
    • Takes a collaborative approach
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, working with positivity, charisma and a tireless drive for results


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm


    Salary and benefits:

    • £48,000 – £52,000
    • Company pension
    • Life assurance and healthcare