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.


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


  • 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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