Finance Manager

Michael Page
Greater Manchester, Manchester
£45000 - £55000 per annum
29 May 2019
29 Jun 2019
Ruairi Quinn
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Part time

To manage the supplier and colleague payment process for the Group, ensuring the business, suppliers and colleagues receive an efficient service. Provide actual/budget/forecast reporting to the business as required and provide ad-hoc analysis of payment trends and supplier analysis.

Client Details

Our client, a FTSE 100 business, is a well known retailer in Manchester city centre. They are a responsible business who put a big emphasis on reducing their carbon footprint. The client looks after their employees and have been named in the 2019 top 25 companies to work for in the UK. A fantastic company to join to grow your career as well as a great name to add to your CV.


  • Ensure accurate and timely payments per week across 6000 suppliers
  • Management of the AP balance sheet reconciliation process for the Group.
  • Ensure all controls are adhered to when creating payments within Oracle
  • Execute payroll payments to ensure accurate and timely payments to 160,000 colleagues.
  • Prepare balance sheet budgeting and forecasting for nominated AP balance sheet accounts with particular emphasis on trade creditors (£1.9 billion per period on average) and net debt impacts.
  • Ensuring the periodic KPIs are accurately updated, highlighting any key achievements/issues in the department.
  • Management of 7 FTE, including recruitment, coaching and performance. Ensuring 121s are held regularly and colleagues have a development plan in place
  • Develop strong business relationships with key suppliers and key colleagues in the business
  • Identify all resource risks; produce succession plan and training plans for the area to identify risks.
  • Responsible for ensuring the continuity plans are in place for high risk processes and relevant accesses are managed effectively.


  • Qualified (CIMA/ACCA) or qualified by experience
  • Strong experience of financial accounting processes including risk and control
  • Excellent communication skills including Stakeholder Management both orally and written
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Wide range use of Oracle Financials would be an advantage
  • Excellent forward planning and organisational skills
  • Network and partnering skills, impact and influence
  • Ability to interrogate data, spotting trends, patterns and anomalies and advise accordingly
  • Experience of large scale payment processing and financial accounting operations.
  • Good knowledge of controls
  • Job Offer

    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Progression opportunities

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