Finance Manager


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August 30, 2022
Job Type
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company details and job overview:

Based in the rural outskirts of Blackburn, this established, aware winning leisure business are well known for a providing a quality product and a customer experience second to none. With various revenue streams and situated in picturesque surroundings, the business are in a period of growth and are seeking a talented Finance Lead to work closely with the MD in an exciting and rewarding role. As number one your will take the lead on all financial activity and look to improve process and procedure.

Your new role as Financial Controller:

As Financial Controller you shall take responsibility for all aspects of the finance function. With a hybrid working agreement, you shall lead the finance function with one direct report who assists with the ledger management and postings across the various revenue streams. As Financial Controller you shall be responsible for developing internal controls, enhancing the financial reporting and also seek to produce detailed management/statutory accounts in a timely manner. Working closely with a number of stakeholders, the organisation are in a period of growth and have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.

This is a rare opportunity to work in a rewarding business environment in stunning offices and with likeminded individuals who understand the value of the customer and end user.

Main Role Duties:
• Production of monthly management accounting, financial reports and annual statutory accounting
• Production of month-end analysis and board pack
• Manage the function and supervision of an accounts assistant, ensuring the timely close of month end ledgers
• Treasury management and management of all VAT, PAYE, corporation and other tax requirements
• Continuous improvements to enhance process and procedure
• Variance analysis across the various revenue streams
• Stakeholder engagement and business partnering
• Payroll management
• Production of annual budgets and forecasts in partnership with the operational heads
• Point of contact for liaison with the bank and external partners

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:
In order to be considered for this role you shall have a proven track record of adding commercial value in a fast paced environment. You shall have operated as No.1 in a smaller group of businesses and have experience of managing staff. Technically strong with a hands-on approach you may be an active studier coming towards the end of your qualifications, be fully qualified or have a proven track record in a similar role as QBE. You shall have experience of developing process and procedure and be commercially savvy in a fast paced environment. Experience in the leisure and tourism sector will prove to have a distinct advantage.

Salary and reward on offer:

Opportunities like this do not come round very often. This is a truly dynamic organisation where a rewarding role is on offer to the successful Candidate who will have the ability to show a real flair for finance. Working in a sector which is ever changing, where the customer is of the upmost importance, you shall have the opportunity to thrive. A Financial Controller position in a business where you can progress and develop at a rapid pace, you shall have a clear remit to guide and direct the strategic decision making process. A rounded position, with the ability to add real value, you shall also be rewarded with a competitive salary, benefits package and have the support of highly astute professionals who are masters of their trade.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman, 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. 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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