INTRO

Our Leeds based client is a successful FMCG Manufacturing company who are part of an International group. They have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join their organisation. Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, the Finance Manager will be responsible for Maintaining balance sheet, bank, debtors and creditors reconciliations and acting as a support for key departmental roles.  Inventory control and business KPI variance analysis. Ensuring compliance and integrity of financial data.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are inviting applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA or similar (QBE Considered)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience at a Finance Manager level preferred
  • Previous management accounts experience
  • Excellent excel skills, Outlook & Word
  • In depth finance experience – ideally in Manufacturing or FMCG
  • High attention to detail
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of SOX – extremely beneficial
  • Experience of working to tight reporting deadlines

THE ROLE INCLUDES

  • Preparing of periodic financial statements, including departmental analysis, forecasts, budgets, cash analysis, variance analysis and commentaries
  • Maintain & update Fixed Asset register.
  • Inventory reconciliations of Finished Goods & WIP Input of journals for both.
  • Standard cost reviews
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Providing a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions.
  • Ensuring spending is kept in line with the budget (monitoring)
  • Help provide advice on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions (OPEX/CAPEX)
  • Analysing actual financial performance and comparing this to medium and long-term business planning/forecasts
  • Interpreting and communicating financial data to non-financial managers
  • Liaising with other function managers to put the finances and accounts in context
  • Monitoring and evaluating financial information systems and suggesting improvements where needed
  • Ensuring compliance with SOX (including Blackline monthly preparation of balance sheet reconciliations)
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual data VAT, Intrastat & National Statistics)
  • Work closely with AR to ensure debtors targets are achieved & AP to ensure creditor days are on target
  • Update all Prepayment & Accrual spreadsheets & input journals.
  • Upload monthly payroll file & any other payroll journals (ie Apprenticeship levy)
  • Manage the staff who are under your supervision in accordance with the company policies and guidelines

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