Group Finance Manager

We are looking for an experienced Group Finance Manager to contribute to the continued success of the business by taking control and responsibilities for the finical elements of the group. The successful Candidate will be involved with dealing with all aspects of the finance function from ensuring operational procedures are met, to preparing the management accounts and assisting with annual audits and more. 

The right candidate should be should hold a degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field, several years of experience in a finance role, superior mathematical skills, leadership skills and experience, understanding of data privacy standards, solid communication skills, both written and verbal, public speaking skills, deep understanding of business principles and practices, superior attention to detail, organisational skills, planning skills, research skills, analytical skills, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, computer skills, multi-tasking abilities, integrity, honesty.


Management reporting activities on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis to produce information for the board

Cash flow reporting

Chasing debtors

Supplier liaison and spend reporting

Tracking & reporting on job profitability

Dealing with auditors and preparing year-end information

Identifying areas to reduce costs across overheads activities

Dealing with insurance companies/utilities/banking queries

All other usual activities required in a busy accounting function

Using Sage 50cloud for 7 Group companies

Oversee/posting all purchase ledger invoices

Making UK and European payments

Bank reconciliations

Identifying customer balances to be chased

Dealing with invoice queries – both supplier and customer

Chasing purchase ledger credit notes

Chasing missing invoices

Credit control for overdue customer balances

Quarterly VAT returns for 4 companies

This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the successful candidate to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with successful candidate.


Minimum of 5 years relevant experience as Finance Manager in SME company, preferably in a stand-alone role

Sage Line 50 Accounts 2018 or after experience essential

Preferably qualified / part-qualified accountant or QBE with strong double-entry bookkeeping experience

Experience of management reporting

Strong IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel (especially Pivot Tables) & Access

Strong experience of management reporting

Must be able to operate confidently, proactively and independently within a busy accounting function

Well-presented and personable, with excellent communication and organisational skills

Able to work on own initiative, multi-task and to juggle a changing workload

Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties, work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

Own car essential


A fast-paced, exciting and creative environment

Competitive salary

Discretionary performance-related bonus of up to 5% salary

Opportunities to learn new skills on the job

Regular social and company events

Fantastic employee benefits such as staff discount scheme and company pension scheme 

23 days paid holiday, plus all public holidays 


If this sounds like the ideal position for you then we would love to hear from you. Please send an up-to-date CV to or contact us on 01923 827070