Finance Manager – Interim or Permanent


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December 7, 2022
Job Type
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company Details & Job Overview:

Based in Chorley, just off the M61 and within easy commute form surrounding towns and the M6, this successful and well established construction and specialist civil engineering group have grown in size and are currently seeking a Finance Manager to strengthen the finance function. With a number of high profile clients they operate across the UK and continue to acquire new business units. Known for providing a quality product, with a solid reputation in the market they also boast a strong foothold in a highly competitive market.

This office based role is available on a temporary contract, or alternatively a temporary to permanent opportunity. There is the requirement for a permanent Finance Manager, during the recruitment process for this person, the business also welcome options as an interim solution, or TTP.

Your New Role As Finance Manager:

As Finance Manager you shall be responsible for overseeing end-to-end finance operations along with the effective and timely processing and production of monthly management accounts and production of financial and management information and reporting packs to support strategic decision making. With direct management of a management accountant and assistant accountants along with overseeing the Purchase Ledger team, you shall ensure an efficient and robust operation for the business. You shall make a contribution to the annual budgeting process, year end close and assist with the audit, ensuring deadlines are adhered to at all times.

Reporting to the Group FC, the successful candidate will form part of a small team focusing on financial and management accounting, financial reporting, and systems/process development to ensure the finance team provide timely and relevant management information and reporting to the CFO and wider management team, to aid decision making and drive continual improved performance across the whole business.

Main role duties:
• Preparation and analysis of Monthly Management Accounts
• Ensuring the accuracy of data within the accounting systems
• Supply of information to management, as required
• Control of sales and purchase ledgers
• Quarterly VAT Returns
• Ensure processes are adequately documented
• Ensure business is compliant with internal controls and procedures
• Support Group Audit
• Continual review and improvement of management reporting including working with BI analysts
• Other work as directed by the Financial Controller
This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

You shall be QBE or formally qualified and have held a similar position in a fast paced environment. With a strong technical skillset, and able to remain focused in a hands-on role, you shall also have managed or supervised junior staff and be confident to oversee this area of finance. With a track record of developing and improving process and procedure, this role will suit a commercially astute FM/FC who may also look for a permanent post in the future. Interim options are also being considered, however, the skills and achievements must meet the above requirements.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

With a competitive salary, the ability to add value and scope to progress, this role will provide the autonomy to develop a finance department from the ledgers up. A strong set of benefits accompany the role for a permanent employee and you will be rewarded with an early Friday finish, and flexible working.

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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