Senior Finance Manager


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May 10, 2024
Job Type
£58000 - £68000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company Details & Job Overview:

Based on the outskirts of Blackburn, this fast paced, highly successful group boast a number of industry awards and are one of the fastest growth business units in the UK. Operating across the globe they offer state of the art offices, with a number of on-site facilities. Within easy commute from the M65, they are a business who strive on quality and actively seek to promote from within. With a number of areas in growth, they have a newly established position within the finance function. Seen as a local employer of choice the group offer a number of employment benefits.

Flexible working pattern (Core hours 5 days a week in the office)
Enhanced holidays
Bonus scheme
Life assurance

Your New Role As Senior Finance Manager:

As Senior Finance Manager you will provide commercial insights to the Management team, partner the business to optimize and challenge financial performance, as well as drive/support commercial initiatives, and report on them. Office based this role will provide opportunity to make a noticeable difference across the organisation. Managing a small team, your duties will be varied. A fast paced business, no day will be the same.

Duties & Responsibilities

Prepare weekly trading reports / dashboards & weekly CEO updates
Prepare monthly presentations on the trading performance
Identify the key trends and drivers of the result
Work alongside the management accounts team to understand monthly performance by site, by brand, by location
Review of P&L cost items on a regular basis to develop understanding of cost base and present key trends.
Partner with key stakeholders
Actively look to improve reporting impact & efficiency in preparation by maximising the use/potential of the SAP analytics tool and aiming to reduce reliance on spreadsheets, manual manipulation of data
Work closely with the Country Manager to optimise performance, cost control and improve profitability
Provide support and information to improve decision-making
Quarterly forecasts
Lead and manage the annual budget preparation & presentation
Management responsibility of 4 direct reports, including the development of roles and responsibilities.

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

Qualified by experience, or through a formal qualification, the successful candidate shall possess strong technical accounting skills across month-end, analytics and will be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders on all levels. A leader, and someone able to implement change, you will have the opportunity to use your experience & initiative to drive process improvements, collaborating with key stakeholders along the way.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

With a competitive salary you will be working alongside like-minded professionals in an environment where there is opportunity to develop and progress. There are many on-site facilities and the office space is a collaborative area where divisions and departments facilitate and welcome interaction across all levels. There are a number of benefits and as the business continue to grow, so to will the ability to add value in a fast-paced, award winning business.

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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