Finance Manager

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Finance, Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + pension, parking
Contact name: Matthew Ager

Job ref: 10487.1
Published: 4 months ago
Startdate: ASAP


£45,000 to £50,000 / FULL TIME



We're partnering with a highly successful and progressive SME Manufacturing business located in South Birmingham. As part of their UK, and now international expansion plans, they now require an experienced Finance Manager to join the business.

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the finance function and work closely with the Managing Director, whilst receiving support from an external Fractional Finance Director.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for supervising one part time Accounts Assistant and assisting with the Finance Strategy, whilst undertaking hands-on responsibility for the Day-to-day management of finance function, including: AP/AR, Credit Control, Financial Accounts, Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an AAT, CIMA, ACCA or ACA Qualified Candidate who is currently in a similar role such as: Management Accountant or Finance Manager, with experience in a Manufacturing or Engineering business.


  • As Finance Manager, you'll be responsible for the day-to-day finance procedures are operating efficiently so that the monthly management accounts are prepared in a timely and accurate manner. Supervising one Part time Bookkeeper.
  • Preparing and completing the monthly management accounts pack to include Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet and detailed analysis with full reconciliations.
  • Conducting and providing Sales and Margin analysis, dashboard reporting and KPI reporting.
  • Responsible for day-to-day cash flow management.
  • Providing analysis for the manufacturing process: labour, materials and overheads cost and developing systems to record variance analysis and review of cost allocation assumptions and rates.
  • Working in the heart of the business you will be working in an operational environment with stakeholders from non-finance personnel to directors.
  • Being the point of contact with the tax authorities for VAT and Intrastat returns.
  • Challenging the norm and ensuring high quality financial controls are in place and standardising procedures across the business.
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly VAT returns
  • Liaising with Third Party suppliers and the bank on day-to-day issues and occasionally being involved in resolving issues with Customers and External Suppliers.
  • The Finance Manager will be actively supporting the finance department and sales administration department, whose duties include:
    • Sales and Purchases (inc. FX)
    • Weekly/Monthly bank & credit card reconciliations, inc. FX and Ecommerce Channels (e.g. Amazon)
    • Daily posting of cash receipts and payments
    • Credit control.
    • Preparing supplier payment runs and reconciling supplier statements.
    • Maintaining the fixed asset register
    • Preparing and posting monthly accruals & prepayments
    • Posting the payroll processed by the external payroll bureau and making payroll payments.


  • Must have experience in a Management Accountant or Finance Manager role, or similar, within a Manufacturing or Engineering business. Ideally with experience in an SME.
  • Must be either AAT Level 3, CIMA or ACCA Qualified. Exceptional QBE candidates will be considered.
  • Worked as a number one or number two in a manufacturing or engineering environment and understands the disciplines of costing and stock.
  • Good financial and analytical skills and a solid understanding of accounting software and especially Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Cash Management experience in a multi-currency export business.
  • Strong drive to ensure there is continuous improvement and getting things done.
  • Demonstrable record of achievement in the implementation and maintenance of finance controls.
  • A team player, with leadership qualities and the capability to take ownership of new projects.

TO APPLY: Please send your CV for the Finance Manager role via the advertisement for immediate consideration.

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