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Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Industry:
Finance
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: 2021-04-20
REF: RH0087
Contact Name: Rachel Holland
Contact Email: rachel.holland@kentonblack.com
Job Published: 23 days ago

Job Description

Company details and job overview:

A well-established serviced based organisation on the outskirts of Preston are looking to strengthen their finance function by adding a Finance Manager/Senior Management Accountant to the team. This position is newly created, due to growth, and to support the Financial Controller with strategic initiatives whilst supervising the finance team and taking ownership for all management accounting and month end activities. It is an exciting time to join the business in advance of an upcoming acquisition which will double their turnover to approximately £25m.

Your new role as Finance Manager:

As Finance Manager, you will report to the Financial Controller and lead a team of 4 junior finance staff. You will be responsible for the production of the management accounts pack, providing commentary and analysis; balance sheet reconciliations; accruals, prepayments and journals; support the FC in the production of budgets and forecasts; and assist in statutory accounts production and the audit process, liaising with key external stakeholders.

You will work as a Business Partner to deliver and advise on meaningful financial information, communicating with all department managers. You will also be instrumental in a number of significant projects which will include integration of the new business; system developments; process improvements; and cost saving initiatives.

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:

You will hold a full formal accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) and be established in a similar level Management Accounting position. Staff management experience is desirable but not essential as support will be provided in this area. Strong systems skills are essential including Microsoft Excel and you will have working knowledge of bespoke or mainstream finance systems. You will also demonstrate strong levels of commercial acumen, with the ability to influence and challenge where necessary across the business.

Salary and Reward on Offer:

You will receive a competitive salary depending on experience as well as an annual bonus which is individual and performance driven. The benefits package consists of 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, company pension, private healthcare and life assurance. This is an office based role predominantly, however my client is open to discussing flexible working arrangements including remote working for 1 day per week.


Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.