Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: JN -122020-1560705_1607101537
Contact Name: Anneka Wilkins
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 04, 2020 17:05

Job Description

Exciting opportunity to join an International Business as a Technical Finance Manager within a fast growing business.

Client Details

Finance Manager - Bristol

Department: Financial Control

25 Days Holiday + Excellent Pension Scheme + Share Scheme + Flexible Working


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the preparation of annual statutory accounts to agreed external reporting deadlines; including account preparation, review and liaison with external auditors on audit deliverables and queries
  • Subject matter expert on financial statement preparation using accounting software and quality control to ensure accurate preparation of draft accounts in line with applicable standards
  • Contribute to a range of projects as a financial control and technical accounting subject matter expert
  • Drive process improvement initiatives within scope of work
  • Understand and own financial risks, associated controls and control effectiveness within scope of work using the risk management system
  • Lead, motivate, coach and develop the team in delivery of the team's objectives and career development plans
  • Collaboration with other members of the Financial Control team on:
  • Month end close process; including delivery of manual accounting processes, balance sheet reconciliations and intercompany confirmations to agreed month end timetable and group playbook requirements
  • Preparation of monthly P&L and Balance Sheet commentary at legal entity level, including board reporting;
  • Integrity of balance sheets; ensuring any queried or judgemental items are managed on an ongoing, timely basis
  • Cash flow forecasts and preparation of documentation for bi-annual dividend flows or loan requirements/payments
  • Preparation and review of financial regulatory returns to agreed reporting deadlines
  • Preparation of monthly financial Board reports


We are looking for a technical accounting expert with experience of project management methodologies. In addition to strong analytical skills and technical expertise, the successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills including the ability to interact at different levels of management as well as external auditors.

Required Skills, Experiences and Competencies:

  • Qualified accountant with post qualification experience
  • Track record of delivery at this level
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge - accounting standards and applicable regulations
  • Experience of managing external audits and statutory accounts preparation/review
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experienced at prioritizing workload of self and others
  • Experience of project management methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience of accounts preparation software

Job Offer

Salary to £55,000 + Bens