Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: Car Allowance
Reference: JN -012021-1995767_1610103924
Contact Name: Anneka Wilkins
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2021 11:05

Job Description

Newly created Finance Manager/ Finance Business Partner position for a leading International multi-billion t/o business encompassing Accounting and Operational Finance. Based in Bristol with some travel across the South West.

Client Details

Originally started in the UK around 200 yrs ago, this client have grown consistently over the years mainly due to acquisition and are now a leading International Multi-Billion £ T/O operation with impressive growth plans for the future.

With various operations across the UK & the world they have continued to see success despite COVID and have been innovative with ideas on how to continue driving sales.

This newly created role is based in their Bristol offices with regular travel to other sites across the South West (all travel is able to be claimed via expenses).



  • Proactive Finance Business Partner/ Finance Manager providing support, challenge and insight to the Branch Manager of each site within your remit
  • To deliver timely, accurate & relevant financial information & analysis to key stakeholders including:
  • Weekly and monthly P&L reporting
  • Monthly and quarterly forecasts
  • Annual budgets
  • Variance analysis
  • KPI's
  • Ad-hoc analysis to drive business performance
  • Provide commercial support to the Branch Managers focusing on understanding and explaining business performance variances and identifying risks and opportunities to enable delivery of their targets
  • Develop, rigorously challenge and question the budget/forecast assumptions and KPIs on an on-going basis, and report this to the Branch Managers and Divisional Team
  • Provide insight into customer and sales team performance
  • Production of the internal Monthly Reporting pack and participation in the Monthly Review Meeting
  • Overall responsibility for the production of the monthly Management Accounts and all central reporting working In collaboration with the central finance team
  • Ensure that strong financial controls are in place across all branches
  • Ensure that all company policies and statutory requirements are adhered to
  • Support the Financial Controller as required through analysis and project activity



  • Experienced in building relationships with non-finance and cross-functional personnel across all levels within the business
  • Flexible team player who can help change behaviour both by compelling nature of analysis and by working closely with colleagues to drive improvements
  • Demonstrates a sense of personal ownership, is results driven and has a 'can do' attitude
  • Enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt quickly and deliver commercial results in changing environments
  • Ability to understand trends and results. High level of competency in financial analysis and modelling
  • The ability to prioritise and effectively manage time



  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience gained within industry
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, commercially driven environment
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience of working in a product-led industry
  • Leading process improvements and managing change

Job Offer

- Competitive Salary + Bonus

- Car Allowance

- 23 days Holiday + Bank Holidays

- Fully Expensed Travel (45p per mile, Hotels etc)