Finance Manager

Michael Page
Up to £50000 per annum
25 Sep 2018
22 Oct 2018
Nikki Price
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Part time

A leading FMCG business in Bristol are looking for a Finance Manager to join the team.

Client Details

Leading FMCG business based in Bristol.


Statutory Accounts & Audit

  • Oversee the preparation of timely and accurate annual statutory accounts for the companies in EMEA in local GAAP
  • Assess material provisions and judgements are in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
  • Lead contact for the annual local and group audits of the financial statements
  • Monthly management of intercompany relationships and processes, reconciliation and review of matching reports in group system
  • Important role in month end accounts, where all the team capacity is used to achieve a four-day close

Tax, reporting & compliance

  • Awareness of the tax risks facing the group, addressing them through process and system development
  • Management of inspections by the authorities
  • Ensure the timely preparation of corporation tax, VAT, EC Sales and Intrastat with our outsourcing partners
  • Financial governance framework - keeping policies up to date, communicating and embedding them in the business
  • Involvement at a management level in Sarbanes Oxley controls and audits across the business


  • Review of balance sheet forecast and reporting models, including management of the capex process

Treasury and Foreign Exchange

  • Understanding of monthly foreign exchange forecasting
  • Reviewing foreign exchange models before submission to parent company and group
  • Cover for roles in the work area for annual leave/sickness
  • Bank account management, review of reconciliations
  • Oversee hedging activities and reviewing foreign exchange accounting, exposure and Ensure monthly group reporting of foreign exchange balances and cash pool are in line with figures


  • Oracle General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Italy VAT: learn and develop the system alongside the IT team. Drive change for more effective and efficient working
  • Reporting in the HFM group system, including journals, monthly roll forward schedules and group matching reports
  • Concur expenses, Egencia system and credit card ultimate management


  • Develop and lead direct reports in the above work areas, prioritising motivation and performance


As the Finance Manager you will have:

  • Qualified accountant ACA / ACCA, with experience of UK GAAP. Any Italy, France or Germany GAAP experience a bonus.
  • Experience of people management, ideally in a Finance Manager position
  • Strong statutory and audit background, training in the practice environment
  • Significant experience of international reporting, multi-currency implications and distribution operations
  • Experience of working with major IT systems e.g. Oracle, HFM
  • Relevant sector experience, with a good understanding of the key potential issues which may affect the business

Job Offer

c£50k + Bonus & benefits

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