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Job definitions

  • Job Title: Finance Manager
  • Function: Finance
  • Reports to: General Manager/Managing Director

Job Purpose:

To manage the provision of financial assessments and services to the business unit(s) to enable the company to plan and monitor financial performance, ensuring the provision of accurate and timely information and the application of robust and effective internal controls.

Scope:

Financial

  • Small £5 million
  • Medium £5 to £25 million
  • Large £25 million and over

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly, half yearly and annual financial information that meets the information needs of management, the company, government and statutory bodies
  • Review and interpret the sales/production plans to formulate the financial aspects of the budget in order to accurately represent the business unit(s) objectives
  • To manage the provision of management information and analysis to assist local management with improved decision-making
  • Manage and control all the component parts of working capital and organise appropriate action to ensure it is controlled and minimised in total
  • Provide a financial appraisal of potential capital investments to ensure that only profitable projects are undertaken
  • Recruit, develop and manage the finance function to create a motivated, knowledgeable and professional team that is capable of providing a good financial service to the business unit(s)
  • Ensure that internal controls are complete, robust and effective in order to safeguard company assets

Qualifications:

Educational and professional:

  • Graduate calibre
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA equivalent)

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • At least 3 years post qualification experience
  • Several years experience in a manufacturing/commercial environment
  • Exposure to PLC type reporting requirements
  • Thorough understanding of internal controls and their implementation
  • Ability to motivate and develop staff
  • Experience of communicating at all levels
  • Computer literate with PC modelling and presentation skills
  • Experience of consolidation processes and systems
  • Numerical/verbal reasoning skills