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Finance Manager

  • Ref: AFLC201120
  • Stockport
  • Posted: 4 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £40,000

Availability/Notice Period: 2 months


  • CIMA – Part Qualified – 5 exams remaining – Kaplan Financial
  • 2014 Games Software Development 2:1 – Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2010 A Levels in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / BTEC National Diploma in IT – Cambridge Regional College / Hinchingbrooke School
  • 2008 14 GCSE’s achieved at grade A – B including Maths and English – Ernulf School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including V Lookups, Pivots and Macros
  • Sage, SAP, and OpenAccounts

Career Summary

Current Employer – Manufacturer (t/o £22m)

Position – Finance Manager

Dates – August 2019 – Present

  • Works in a sole Finance Manager position – reports into the Finance Director, as part of the Senior Management team
  • Responsible for managing a large Finance team of 14 including 11 Credit Controllers, Accounts Payable Manager, Credit Control Manager and Finance Admin Assistant – also helps and guidance to non-Finance team members in all projects and queries
  • Responsible for the full end-to-end Finance process and team – was brought into the company specifically to be the finance lead of the implementation of new ERP and accounting systems and drive efficiencies in both the finance department and across the business
  • Annually responsible for the production of the Year End Management Accounts board pack – includes Flash report, Tax packs, KPI reporting, Cashflow forecast, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, Stock analysis, Costings, Revenue, Margin and Sales report, Debtor analysis, EC Sales, Intrastat and posts all Payroll and PAYE related journals
  • Annually involved with Budget setting process – works alongside all Heads of Departments – produces forecast and re-forecasts throughout the year
  • Key point of contact for the annual Audit process
  • Annually responsible for National Statistics reporting process / submission
  • Quarterly responsible for multiple VAT returns to HMRC – for the UK, Irish, French, German, Spanish and Dutch accounts
  • Full end to end process of Monthly Management Accounts to board pack level, providing commentary and variance analysis from all key business areas – all listed in Year End duties
  • Posting of all General Ledger Journals and reconciliation of Balance Sheets, including fixed assets, stock, provisions, and VAT
  • Weekly Flash reporting
  • Stock management, instigating new costing control processing with the Costings Manager, and a new Goods In rejection process
  • Successful implementation of ERP and Accounting system, being the key finance lead throughout
  • Cashflow management, remodelling the forecast and daily reviewing
  • Approves weekly payment runs with AP Manager
  • Payroll reviews and posting to Ledger, as well as responsible for all Statutory reporting
  • Credit Control experience, both internal controls and external collections


Previous Employer – Contract Catering Company

Position – Management Accounts Team Leader

Dates – March 2018 – August 2019

  • Promoted to Team Leader after 3 years’ service became responsible for all contracts across in London and South regions utilising a team of 5 direct reports
  • Full monthly management account production and billing
  • Balance sheet review and reconciliation, including capital register, accruals, and prepayments
  • Margin and overhead analysis and reporting
  • Meet with budget holders to target performance imp
  • Heavily involved in project work to streamline processes reducing month end timetable from 10 working days to 4

May 2015 – March 2018 Management Accounts Assistant

  • Managed and maintained 40+ key client accounts, preparing full management accounts, variance analysis and commentary as well as ad-hoc analysis required
  • Management of balance sheet, and reporting on abnormal accounts monthly
  • Control all prepayments, accruals, and capitalisation procedures for each of the sites and responsible for the billing of all contract accounts
  • A key part of the role is supporting the individual sites; making sure they can accurately record their transactions and account as a whole and carry out their own reporting to operations managers
  • This ranges from help with profit and loss analysis and introducing new members to the accounting systems, and responsibility accounting advice


 Previous Employer – Restaurant Supplier Store

Position – Assistant Accountant

Dates – September 2014 – April 2015

  • Reported to the Directors, responsible for; sales order processing, from raising invoices and credit notes, credit card payments, posting the receipts and payments to the ledgers, allocating all transactions, credit checking clients before despatch, maintaining aged debtors report and advising of credit control procedures accordingly, bank reconciling, dealing with customer enquiries and printing and posting invoices, maintaining the creditors list and querying issues with suppliers and cash flow report for directors. Sage line 200


 Previous Employer – Antenna Service Company

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – August 2010 – October 2012 


Previous Employer – Technology Company

Position – Sales Ledger Clerk

Dates – April 2010 – August 2010