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Finance Manager – CIMA Part Qualified

  • Ref: LCPM140921
  • Bury
  • Posted: 5 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £33,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 Weeks


  • CIMA Diploma MA – still studying (self-funded)
  • CIMA Certificate BA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • CIMA CPD Digital Mindset / Advanced Excel for Accounting Professionals
  • NVQ Level 3 Business and Administration
  • 8 GCSEs achieved including Maths and English

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including V Lookups and Pivot Tables
  • Sage, Xero, and various in-house systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – Manufacturing Company

Position – Finance Manager

Dates – 2019 – Present

  • Works in a sole role covering all aspects of Finance / Accounts – reports to the Directors
  • Annually responsible for the full Year End Accounts pack production up to Trial Balance – includes P&L, Balance Sheet Reconciliation, Cashflow forecast, Bank Reconciliations across 3 UK Accounts, PL / SL and Debtor reconciliation
  • Submits the Year End Accounts pack to the External Accountant once done
  • Responsible for the annual Stock take – this is low volume as not a great deal of Stock is held
  • Fully responsible for the Quarterly VAT return and submission to HMRC
  • Completes full Month End Management Accounts pack – this includes everything as per Year End but also produces Sales reports, Jobs in Progress reports, Variance Analysis and Cashflow position for the business
  • Liaises with the External Accountant for any Payroll issues / queries (all Payroll fully outsourced)
  • Prepares and submits all monthly Supplier Payments
  • Weekly responsible for the Sales and Purchase Ledger and all Credit Control/ Debtor responsibilities
  • Processes all Sub-Contractor Invoices and Payments
  • Collates data to prepare Management reports, presents figures in compliance with disclosure requirements
  • Posts all Journal entries, Intercompany recharges, Accruals, and Prepayments
  • Originated processes; reduced receivables from 93 to 45 days
  • Conceptualised and introduced new Credit Control process; elevated Cashflow, while simultaneously improving customer relations
  • Critically examined expenditure, integrated improved practices; triggered an uplift in revenue to coincide with a reduction in costs
  • Pinpointed skills gaps delivered training, enhanced knowledge, and abilities throughout the accounting function and in the use of new systems


Previous Employer – Communications Company

Position – Management Accountant

Dates – 2015 – 2019

  • Completed Month End requirements including reconciliation of accounts, KPI’s and expenses
  • Coordinated Finance system requirements to ensure control and reporting standards were met
  • Verified accounts, financial statements, Balance Sheet and Cashflow
  • Managed Accounts Payable and Receivable, examined Invoices, Journals, and Debt Management
  • Formulated reports and reviewed Variance Analysis with senior management team
  • Analysed costs and financial results against budget and profits
  • Settled Bank statements and prepared Accounts
  • Submitted VAT returns and settled liabilities
  • Created a checklist for GDPR compliance; confirmed attainment of Legal requirements
  • Devised and issued Quarterly management reports to Senior Management team; improved the availability and transparency of key P&L and tax data
  • Instrumental in the development and launch of Monthly Management Accounts; enhanced performance monitoring and enabled effective business decision making
  • Collated data to prepare Management reports; delivered figures in compliance with disclosure requirements
  • Controlled Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger and Credit Control activities; consistently met strict timescales


Previous Employer – Supplier

Position – Director

Dates – 2009 – 2015

  • Directed financial and business operations
  • Developed strategic business plans
  • Led, trained, and developed a team
  • Controlled financial, regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Aligned standards with business strategy, set and monitored goals, including performance indicators
  • Provided oversight across annual budgets and accounts
  • Delivered financial and management reports
  • Analysed balance sheet and cash flow
  • Reviewed statistics developed financial forecasts and generated reports
  • Coordinated key financial projects, such as system implementations
  • Formed strong business relationships
  • Spearheaded system and equipment installations orchestrated and facilitated training, increased product and services knowledge, enhanced sales, and levels of customer service
  • Overall accountability for P&L, cash flow and company accounts; improved levels of compliance and business performance
  • Initiated customer databases: accurately recorded sales, credit control, invoicing and data management, allowed strong business decisions