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Senior Finance Manager

Job description

Sewell Wallis are delighted to be partnering with a well-known, distribution business based in North Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Finance Manger to lead a finance team of 11 individuals, with 3 direct reports.

Our client has a turnover in excess of £1.5 billion, with approximately 700 branches and are a UK subsidiary of a large PLC. They have a fantastic finance team and brilliant career progression in place.

This role is easily commutable from Darlington and York, as well as offering hybrid working.

This Senior Finance Manager role is a great opportunity for someone who has originally trained in a recognised accountancy practice and has since stepped up into a more senior role within industry. The role predominantly manages the financial accounting function, taking ownership of finance business partnering between HR, Property and Financial Accounting teams. There is therefore a great opportunity to strengthen your business partnering skills as you will be regularly liaising with senior stakeholders in the business.

The key responsibilities for this role include:-

-Overseeing a financial accounting function consisting of qualified and part qualified accountants, mentoring and coaching as appropriate
-Business partnering with senior business stakeholders to identify 'value adding' financial opportunities
-Ensure resources are allocated within the team to meet monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines
-Identify and implement process improvement work across the department
-Act as the key point of contact for any technical accounting queries to ensure the business is compliant with relevant legislations
-Ensure accurate and timely preparation, review and submission of all information required from team for external reporting
-Reporting of complex technical accounting data in format that is easy to understand from a non-financial point of view
-Manage relationships with external auditors
-Develop internal and external accounting policies and procedures

To be considered for this position you will ideally possess the following qualifications/skills:-

-Recognised accountancy qualification, ideally ACA, ACCA
-Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
-Experience of managing a finance function in a large company
-Business partnering experience

If you are looking for a fast paced and challenging role within a fantastic PLC, then please reach out to Lucy Regan or Danny Potter to hear more!

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.

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