Finance Manager (Trading) and Finance Manager (Operations)

Posted 01 June 2022
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameMichael Thomas

Job description

Finance Manager (Trading) and Finance Manager (Operations)

£55,000-£65,000 + bonus + pension + life insurance

Stockton Heath, Warrington

Axon Moore are delighted to be partnering with a highly-acquisitive Large Group based in Warrington in their search for a Finance Manager for Operations, and a Finance Manager for Trading.

For the Operations FM role, we are looking for a ACA/ACCA/CIMA-qualified candidate with strong technical accounting skills. And for the Trading FM role we are searching for a candidate who is similarly qualified with 3 years+ PQE, and who has a strong Commercial background. The ideal candidate will be ambitious and possess strong interpersonal skills that will aid them in liaising with Directors and colleagues at all levels throughout the business.

Two newly created roles to take responsibility of the monthly reporting process of the P&L and Balance Sheet as well as our external reporting requirements. We will be splitting the existing function into distinct areas:

  • Sales and Gross Profit – responsible for reviewing the top of the P&L for 300+ branches to ensure completeness and identify any errors that may have occurred, either from user error or systematically
  • Working with our Commercial team to correctly account for supplier revenue streams (Contract Support and Supplier Rebates) and ensuring the associated debtor balances are collected.
  • Calculation of Customer Rebates with support from our Commercial team
  • Working with our Internal Audit team to review and account for stocktake results and monthly stock adjustments
  • Provide a monthly report of Junked Stock to our Commercial Director and support with any queries raised
  • Responsibility for issuing a monthly report of aged stock to 300+ branches
  • Ensure on time and accurate completion of balance sheet reconciliations, including trade debtors, trade creditors and stock
  • Supervision of 2/3 Management Accountants
  • Identify development and training needs of Management Accountants
  • P&L responsibility for the bottom of the P&L
  • Working with or Payroll team to correctly account for the monthly payroll and monthly recharges
  • Working with our Banking & Payments team to correctly account for fixed asset additions, ensuring that each addition has followed the correct sign off procedures
  • Working with our Property team to account for rent (leasehold, freehold and sub tenants) and rates including a monthly review and sign off of the associated balance sheet accounts
  • Monthly reporting of exceptional P&L items
  • Balance Sheet responsibility for associated balances including accruals and prepayments
  • Quarterly preparation of the company VAT return
  • Supporting external adviser in the preparation of the corporation tax disclosure for the statutory accounts and corporation tax return
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for trading entity and dormant subsidiaries
  • Supervision of 2/3 Managements Accountants
  • Identify development and training needs of Management Accountants
  • Own the Finance Manual and prepare updates when required
  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with 1-5 years post qualification experience
  • In depth understanding of processes and reporting
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment, with the ability to hit tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills – should be able to confidently explain financial information to various stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills – the ability to be a self-starter and be conscientious enough to self-check/monitor work as well as work to tight timescales
  • Maintain integrity of financial records via strong controls
  • Good Excel skills