Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Caerphilly
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 13940946/001_1533747844
Contact Name: Harriet Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2018 18:04

Job Description

  • Managing a team of 15 staff to deliver a broad range of financial support to sites around the UK.

  • Overseeing a team who has responsibility for a number of key financial system tasks (SAP/HFM) including consolidation, fixed assets control and period end activities and will act as a conduit for system improvements / training activities within the wider team.

Client Details

Market leading international FTSE 100 company with multiple sites throughout the UK covering a number of disciplines.


The main responsibilities of the role:

  • Deliver accurate and timely management accounts (P&L, B/S, KPI's) to site management teams, Packaging Head Office and Group in line with set deadlines.
  • Ensure that corporate governance standards are clear and maintained for each site through a process of ongoing balance sheet reviews and a strong control environment.
  • Deliver routine and ad-hoc analysis, as requested by site operations, Finance Business Partners, Division and Group.
  • Co-ordinate with Group Tax and Group Financial Accounting to ensure compliance reporting deadlines are met (VAT, Corporation Tax, VAT etc).
  • Ensure HFM consolidation activities are performed in line with group accounting policies (30+ packaging entities).
  • Ensure SAP activities (Fixed Assets, revaluations, period end close) are completed accurately and to timetable for all divisions.
  • Co-ordinate financial system training and improvements to drive value from these assets.
  • Drive reporting quality through process improvement and a culture of peer reviews.
  • Develop and mentor the team to achieve targets and simultaneously improve quality.
  • Help to clearly define career progression routes and satisfy succession planning requirements through development and training of staff.
  • Deliver team objectives through effective use of Performance Development Plans / Reviews


The ideal candidate will be/have:

- Fully Qualified Accountant
- Batchelor's degree or other certification in a related discipline
- Experience of managing a team and working with a large international organisation
- Up to date technical knowledge with experience of Divisional/Group reporting
- Experience using ERP accounting systems, preferably SAP. Use of Hyperion would be an advantage
- Experience of Operational/Manufacturing environment and reporting requirements
- Track record of providing accounting/reporting services
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with both technical and business audiences
- Knowledge of accounting standards (UK GAAP and IFRS) and MS Office suite, in particular Excel

Job Offer

The full time candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours a week on a flexi time basis between 8 and 6. The position offers a competitive bonus and pension scheme with up to 15% employer contribution.