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Senior Finance Manager

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    Accountancy & Finance

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    +6K car allowance +highly competitive bonus

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    Danny Potter

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    3 days ago

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Senior Finance Manager

Based in Ripon, salary circa 55k - 65K + £6K car allowance + highly competitive bonus + hybrid working.


The role sits within our high performing Financial Accounting & Control team, supporting the UK business to meet challenging revenue, profit, and cash generation growth targets through creation of a strong financial and internal control environment. Working closely with the Head of Financial Accounting, the Group Finance team, and the rest of the UK Finance team, you will be responsible for management and development of 3 direct reports, ensuring that the highest standards of financial integrity are consistently met.

The successful candidate will ensure that resources are allocated within the team to meet monthly, quarterly, and annual deadlines, working with the Head of Financial Accounting to identify and implement process improvements across the department in conjunction with other teams. You will be a confident, persuasive communicator, able to explain technical financial concepts clearly to other business stakeholders and with the ability to identify value-adding financial opportunities.


Ensuring accurate and timely preparation, review and submission of all information required from the team for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting
Responsibility for overall compliance and development of internal and external accounting policies and procedures in respective area of expertise and ensure compliance with all financial controls responsibilities
Effective management and development of a team of up to 11 (3 direct reports)
Clearly explaining to business stakeholders (finance and non-finance) proposed accounting treatments, reasons for these and the impact on reported results and influence business decisions appropriately
Mentor and develop team members into great talent
Reporting of complex technical accounting data in a format that can be understood by business stakeholders and assist with managing the relationship with external auditors
Be an authority in technical accounting that is compliant with relevant standards and legislation and challenge business stakeholders where this is not being applied


Recognised Accountancy qualification with a minimum 3 years PQE
Exceptional knowledge of current Accounting Standards (UK GAAP and IFRS)
Experience of managing and developing a finance team within a large company environment
Ability to work with finance/non-finance stakeholders
Professional, credible, excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships
Proactive, deadline-driven, analytical, and organised, with strong attention to detail


Relevant Industry Experience
Business partnering experience
Project management experience


Time Management - ability to manage own time and team resources to meet challenging deadlines and effectively prioritise conflicting demands
Flexibility - ability to change style to adapt to different business situations
Mentor and develop team members into great financial talent
Analytical - can understand complex business issues and determine how accounting standards apply to these and how these impact on externally reported results and communicate this to business stakeholders and challenge inappropriate accounting where required
Reporting of complex technical data in a format that can be understood by business stakeholders
Communication - excellent communication skills with ability to effectively communicate at all levels to internal and external stakeholders. Able to build strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders.
Professional - always operate with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. Can work with confidential data and effectively manage difficult stakeholders
Commercial understanding - ability to act as a business partner for remote stakeholders to support on financial issues and to understand impact of financial accounting on commercial operations
Responsibility - take responsibility for decisions that change processes and procedures and justify these decisions where necessary

Apply now or contact Danny Potter to discuss the opportunity further.

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.