Senior Finance Manager – Full Time – Northampton


Senior Finance Manager

Salary £50,000 – £55,000

Location: Northampton

Due to continued growth our client are looking to recruit a commercially astute Senior Finance Manager to join the team. Supporting the Head of Finance you will be responsible for managing the day to day running of the finance & admin function.

* Manage the day to day running of the finance and admin function (team of 20), promoting a culture of strong performance
*Lead and manage 4 direct reports, reviewing and taking accountability for their key responsibility and the wider team:
oPurchase Ledger Manager
oSales Ledger Supervisor
oHead of Admin
oManagement Accountant
*Review daily cash position
*Review credit control trackers
*Sign off GPUK invoices, review weekly payment and make payments via online banking platforms (to include purchasing of foreign currency), on a rota basis
*Present weekly cash position and aged debtor/creditor analysis to Head of Finance for review
*Produce and manage month end close timetable
*Prepare and coordinate month end P&L and BS commentary for Head of Finance
*Ensure all relevant monthly balance sheet accounts are fully supported and reconciliations reviewed/signed off
*Prepare and submit monthly Intrastat report and Quarterly VAT returns
*Ensure the finance and admin function is BRC compliant by taking ownership of the personnel matrix (to include appraisals, objectives, and on-going training)
*Develop, track, and share finance and admin function KPI’s
*Improve on current processes and efficiency of finance system
*Ensure that the financial risks facing the business are well understood and effectively mitigated
*Challenge assumptions and decision-making as appropriate, providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets, and business drivers.
*Provide support to the Commercial, Operational and Technical Teams
*Assist in the year end audit
*Undertake any other adhoc duties required by the Head of Finance
*Take responsibility for internal financial management, ensuring all weekly, monthly, and annual management reporting is produced in a timely and accurate manner
*Assist the Head of Finance in the design and implementation of longer term strategic and short-term business plans

*Fully Qualified Accountant/Strong QBE Candidate
*Proven experience in a similar finance management role with a strong background in managing the day to day duties of a busy finance department
*Excellent leadership and people development skills
*Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to highlight and challenge relevant issues
*Strong systems literacy, advanced MS Excel skills, good MS Word, Outlook & PowerPoint skills
*Business partnering approach and relationship building with key stake holders
*Can demonstrate resilience under pressure
*Highly organised, detail-oriented, and possess the ability to effectively prioritise work
*Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*Experience in dealing with multi-currency transactions
*Ability to manage large amounts of data
*Willing to adapt and take on new challenges, demonstrating innovation and initiative to suggest new ideas or ways of working

Our client is a fast growing organisation whose core values are Integrity, Service, Innovation & People. They offer a working environment which is second to none with a people focused ethos. They have been in business for over 20 years with a clear objective to provide the best quality produce to their customers on time and in full using the most efficient supply chains.

Salary £50000 – £55000
Death in Service
Auto enrolment Pension
22 days holiday plus stats (rising to 25 with service)
On site gym
Free parking
Beautiful location

*Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment
*Established in 1998
*Employ approx 30 staff
*2 offices in Doncaster & Hull
*Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.
*Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc’s, blue chip organisations and SME’s , global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients
*From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments.
*It is the policy of Edwards & Pearce to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, colour, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Salary: £50000 – £55000/annum

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

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