Financial Manager

Job Title: Financial Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Reference: 14103176/001_1597313229
Contact Name: Ross Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2020 11:07

Job Description

This role is instrumental in the provision of a Financial Accounting service within a PLC environment

Client Details

My client is a large manufacturing business in the Cardiff area who are a part of an international manufacturing PLC.


Main Purpose of Role:

To manage the finance accounting operations of the Buisiness, meeting Plc reporting and compliance requirements.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a department organisational structure to meet all goals and objectives
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Preparation of monthly financial accounts and accompanying reports, in line with Plc reporting timescales
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GRNI. Fixed Assets, RebatesVAT and Revenue Recognition
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Maintenance of reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Preparation of external and internal audit requirements.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Treasury, cash management and payments
  • Oversee credit management function and where appropriate support dialogue with customers and credit insurance provider
  • Oversee weekly payroll function and processing of monthly salaries
  • Report to the FD with timely and accurate financial information
  • Assist the FD in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members
  • Liaison with HM Revenue and Customs
  • Manage VAT process
  • Ensuring that all agreed procedures and controls are duly adhered to and in line with Delegation of Authority criteria
  • Formal submissions of capital expenditure proposals
  • Liaison with relevant departments within the Group
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback
  • Any other ad-hoc duties when required by the business


To apply, you must be a fully qualififed accountant holding ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualifications.

PQ's and QBE's will not be considered!

Skills and Attributes:


  • Ability to manage all aspects of the financial function and to achieve required outcomes within defined reporting timescales
  • Good people management skills to effectively organise work requirements of the financial team and to lead and motivate all members of the team
  • Effective operating style to support and influence profit performance through all areas of the business
  • Process Improvement

Essential Skills:

  • To be able to work to a high level of accuracy, with good attention to detail
  • Previous experience of a leading a finance department
  • Reliable, trustworthy and honest by nature
  • Previous experience of accounting and payroll systems
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills.
  • SAP experience


  • Previous experience Sage Payroll 50
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Polite and professional telephone manner
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • A team player with a pleasant and affable personality

Job Offer

Salary £45,000 - £50,000

24 days annual leave rising to 27 after 5 years service

5% pension contributions

Profit share/Bonus paid up to 8% of salary