Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type:
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
Job Published:
REF: 897818

Job description:

Vanilla Recruitment

We’re proud to be recruiting a talented and enterprising Finance Manager on behalf of a leading client-services consultancy.

The successful applicant will take responsibility for the seamless and effective management of the finance function within the business, using proven experience and expertise.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a very ‘hands on’ role for a forward-thinking business which is extremely well-respected in its specialist sector on a local, national and international scale.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Management of the transactional finance function (1 direct report)
  • Coordinating the client invoice schedule and raising client invoices
  • Control and reconcile bank transactions – all payments including salaries
  • Multi-currency accounting
  • Producing and presenting full month-end analysis and reporting at company and department level
  • Production of monthly management accounts pack with executive summary (KPIs, P&L, cashflow, balance sheet, budget, aged debtors, consultant billings and projected/actual profitability reports)
  • Producing financial forecasts
  • Coordinating the preparation of statutory accounts and liaising with auditors where required
  • VAT returns
  • Taking responsibility for the budgeting, reporting and reconciliation of overheads
  • Proactively improving internal processes and ensuring strong financial control exists around the recording and reporting of all sales, costs, commitments and accruals
  • Development of a suite of reports along with ad-hoc reporting as and when required
  • Attending and contributing to leadership meetings


Skills and experience required:

  • ACCA / CIMA or QBE
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, ideally within an SME environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of SAGE 50 accounting
  • Strong IT skills especially in relation to financial reporting and producing ad-hoc reports at short notice on a day-to-day basis,
  • 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
  • Collaborates effectively and enjoys working as part of a cohesive team
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills
  • Numerate and analytical, with strong attention to detail and accuracy


Hours of work:

  • 9.00am – 5.00pm


Salary and benefits:

  • Please provide salary information on your application
  • 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays
  • Company close-down between Christmas and New Year (not deducted from annual leave allowance)
  • Non-contractual bonus scheme (up to 15% of salary)
  • Private healthcare after six months

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