Finance Manager

Finance Manager- Permanent Role
upto £30k per annum

Our client is seeking a Finance Manager to join their growing manufacturing business based in Telford.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, responsibilities for this autonomous role will include:

  • Month end account closure, preparation of appropriate accruals/prepayments, preparation of Trial Balance, with reconciliation of sub-ledgers, in SAGE 200
  • Daily routines, including management of credit control and supplier payments, seeking to optimise working capital levels and maximise cash holdings
  • Bank reconciliation and cash flow forecasts
  • Financial monitoring of project revenues/costs, working with external and internal sales personnel to identify and investigate variances.
  • Work with Procurement/Production on accuracy of BOM’s and stock integrity
  • Work with Managing Director and production personnel to improve production performance
  • Work with the Managing Director and his direct reports on key issues to advance the business through continuous improvement in all areas
  • Customer rebate calculations
  • Compilation of information required for customer and internal sales meetings
  • Annual statutory accounts pack preparation and assisting company auditors
  • Progression from TB preparation through to production of full monthly management accounts in Excel, including variance analysis to annual budget and prior year comparatives
  • Responsibility for VAT return and PAYE submissions
  • Produce the Monthly payroll (SAGE 50 Payroll Pro) and take on responsibility for HR matters (with external support from Mentor)

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Candidates who are qualified by experience, however professional qualifications would be beneficial
  • Good Excel skills and strong presentation skills in both Word and PowerPoint
  • Ideally some experience of both Sage 200 (or similar) and Sage Payroll
  • Experience of a small manufacturing company culture is advantageous
  • Full clean driving license
  • Be a good all-rounder who is hands on and understands the ‘ nuts and bolts’ of the finance role in business and who gets the job done and meets deadlines
  • Have a good sense of humour and happy to work within a small team
  • Hold integrity and honesty in very high regard
  • Want to progress within company management


  • £30k per annum
  • 25 days plus Banks holidays per annum
  • AE Pension, Life Assurance
  • Hours of work Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm

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