Interim Finance Manager

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Lucy Campbell

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Sewell Wallis are currently working with a large business based just outside of Leeds who are currently going through a time of transition. They urgently need some senior finance assistance, on an interim basis, to drive the team forward and make some key changes and improvements. This newly created role of Interim Finance Manager, will play a pivotal role within the business.

This is a varied role that will focus on two, quite different, areas within finance. One side will look after margin activities and the other compliance. This Finance Manager role therefore requires someone who is confident in turning their hand to most things and can demonstrate a mixed background in commercial and technical accounting. Naturally one area will be stronger, however the confidence to trying both areas is key.

Our client is a well-known employer who has demonstrated recent growth through a major acquisition. Therefore, if applicable, a longer term opportunity could become available for the right individual.

Reporting to the Interim Head of Accounting, your key responsibilities will include the following:-

-Manage margin & compliance activities across the company
-Take ownership of the European margin project to improve accounting and to ensure the overall processes are efficient and robust, improving understanding of margin across the appropriate areas
-Drive improvements around gross profit
-Managing a small team of 5 individuals which are split into margin and compliance focused accountants
-Interact across all business units, displaying your business partnering skills, in particular with non-finance areas
-Take full ownership of monthly margin accounting, explaining results to the senior management team
-Oversee the compliance area of finance, not necessarily into the detail of the day to day, however overseeing the teams current processes and ensuring any issues are raised to and dealt with accordingly
-Maintain a strong governance/control focus whilst managing and interacting with internal and external auditors and SOX teams
-Partner closely with senior stakeholders across the company

To be considered for this opportunity you will ideally be a quailed accountant who is either a professional interim, or perhaps someone available who would be open to a longer term opportunity with the business. You will ideally have experience of margin accounting, alongside a solid skill set around completing statutory reporting and managing auditor relationships.

Our client does appreciate that this experience is quite broad, so if you are an experienced senior finance professional with a broad background in large businesses then please still get in touch for a discussion with Lucy Campbell.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.