Finance Manager

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + flexible working

  • Contact:

    Lucy Campbell

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Sewell Wallis are delighted to be exclusively partnering with an excellent organisation based in Leeds city centre who are looking for a Finance Manager to join them as soon as possible. Our client is a growing consultancy business who offer a range of services into the financial services industry. Working with a number of global organisations and with an inspiring growth plan in place, this is a great company to join if you are a career focused and commercially minded finance professional.

As their Finance Manager, you will work closely with the CFO to drive business performance forward and to effectively control the finance function. This is certainly not an accounts role where you will be confined to your desk! The CFO is wanting someone who is keen to expand their commercial skill set and who is willing to really get out into the business to understand how to maximise profitability.

Your responsibilities will include the following:-

-Manage two Finance Assistants, holding regular one to ones to train and develop them, so you can start delegating some of your more junior tasks
-Provide financial guidance and support to the CFO to support with key strategic and commercial business decisions
-Help to minimise any financial risk to the business by ensuring robust financial controls are in place
-Prepare the monthly management accounts and MI reports to strict deadlines to aid management decision making
-Business partner across the entire organisation to form strong relationships
-Overseeing payroll and transactional finance duties to ensure the correct procedures and policies are in place
-Lead the budgeting and forecasting process
-Cash flow forecasting and management
-Act as the key point of contacts with the banks and external auditors
-Cost reduction and profitability analysis

To be considered for this role you need to be a qualified accountant with the confidence to work autonomously. As much as you will have the support of the CFO, they are looking for someone who can hit the ground running with the confidence to enhance current processes with minimal supervision. You must be commercially astute with excellent communication skills as business partnering is a key focus in this role.

Aside from experience in commercial finance, you will also need to prove you are technically competent with an understanding around compliance and audit.

If you think you are suitable then please get in touch with Lucy Campbell or Emma Dugdale.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions www.sewellwallis.co.uk