Finance Manager


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May 31, 2022
Job Type
£38000 - £45000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A manufacturing SME in Kendal have partnered with Kenton Black Finance to appoint an experienced Finance Manager. The business has been operating for around 50 years and has firmly established itself as the number 1 provider of choice in their market.

Opportunities for development will be available for the successful candidate as the business has ambitious plans to grow and the Finance Manager will be a key player in growth initiatives.

This Finance Manager role is based at their Head office and on site manufacturing facility in Kendal. A full time position is available, however my client is also welcoming applications from candidates who are seeking a part-time role. Hybrid and flexible working arrangements will also be available.

This is a permanent position, however an interim role could be available for candidates available immediately or short term notice.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

Alongside a competitive salary which will depend on experience, the successful candidate shall receive 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays, company pension and flexible working to suit. Prospects for career advancement will also be available in line with ongoing business success.

Your New Role as Finance Manager:

As Finance Manager, you will report to the Directors in a very hands on and varied role with specific duties including:

• Ownership of the finance function, leading a small team of 3 capable transactional finance assistants
• Production of the management accounts pack
• Accruals, prepayments and nominal postings
• Managing cash flow
• Liaising with various stakeholders including external auditors, non-finance staff and senior management internally
• Prepare monthly reconciliation for invoice discounting and the company’s bank
• VAT returns and HMRC submissions
• Overseeing transactional accounting processes including purchase ledger, sales ledger and credit control
• Driving process enhancements, reviewing existing procedures and implementing improvements

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered for this Finance Manager position, you will be proven in a similar level autonomous finance role. Full CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification is desirable but candidates who are QBE will be considered. Strong Excel knowledge is required and familiarity with Pegasus Opera is advantageous. Highly diligent, you will demonstrate a forward thinking working approach with the confidence to communicate with stakeholders at various levels. Although not essential, knowledge of the manufacturing sector is also desirable.


To summarise, this is a permanent well-rounded Finance Manager position and interviews can take place imminently. If you would be interested in a short-term interim role, please do submit your CV as an immediate start can be available to provide cover throughout the recruitment process for the permanent position, alternatively a temp to perm arrangement can also be discussed.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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