Senior Finance Manager

Robert Half
Stockport, UK
55,000 - 60,000
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Fantastic Senior Finance Manager opportunity with a secure, listed, multi-billion turnover, global utilities plc. This role leads two small teams and is responsible for driving change across a c35mil unit. This is a small-medium collection of acquisitions within the larger, market-leading UK/regional group.

If you have a solid grounding in Management/Financial Accountancy, accompanied by commercial awareness and the drive to progress, then this position will give the exposure you desire....

On a granular level, the role will have a commercial/technical split - you will lead two small teams across two sites, driving day-to-day finance, the production of management accounts, financial & statutory reporting, whilst engaging at director-level and commercially business partnering / adding tangible value through the integration of acquisitions. The role has been described as one to 'make your own' where you can 'shape your own day-to-day'.


As Senior Finance Manager;
  • Responsibility of finance function for a c35mil turnover business unit as #1 on site (in finance), reporting to the Regional Financial Controller and local Directors (non-finance).
  • Leading 5x staff in a hands-on manner, driving the efficiency of operational day-to-day finance, timely & accurate production of management accounts and financial & statutory accounts/reporting.
  • Integrating existing functions into regional structure. This will involve migrations from up to two systems to SAP/Workday.
  • Continuously reviewing and developing systems/controls/processes relating to the business unit. Implementing changes and guiding change where required.
  • Business partnering with wider group and local functions such a HR, Operations and Commercial in order to drive performance and financial visibility. Regular interaction with finance and non-finance staff alike, including at director-level.
  • Reporting at a top level with regular interaction with Group FC, UK head office, and two local business unit directors.
  • Ownership over budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes.
  • Leading the business unit annual audit and statutory interactions.
  • Oversight of transactional finance and payroll processes which are led by members of staff within the teams.
  • Supporting and developing the teams as required, with an emphasis on staff development and retention.
  • Supporting FC and directors with ad-hoc projects and tasks as required.
  • Ownership over long-term project accounting tasks in conjunction with commercial teams.

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with 2+ years post-qualification experience
  • Strong Management Accounting ability
  • Commercially aware. Can see the bigger picture and potential opportunities or risks.
  • Strong, demonstrable system/ERP skills. Integration or implementation exposure would be beneficial.
  • Project or Statutory/Financial Accountancy experience would be advantageous


Secure, listed, acquisitive, 20+ billion turnover, global utilities plc with strong market foothold. A well-known brand with multiple regional and silo offices located across the UK. Role is located at the 'silo' Stockport / Wythenshawe office, which houses roughly 30 staff, with occasional travel to Midlands (roughly once a month).

An outstanding employer, renowned for developing, progressing and retaining staff through employee development programs, an unmatched culture, and outstanding benefits packages to match.

Salary & Benefits
  • £50,000-£55,000 Basic Salary
  • £6,000 Car Allowance
  • Up to 20% Bonus
  • Pension scheme enrolment. 8%+ Employer contribution
  • Access to company benefits scheme, including employee development program
  • Flexibility and work-from-home options
  • Progression opportunities

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training.

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