Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Finance Manager


Reference: DK0077

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £40,000.00

Maximum Salary: £45,000.00

Qualifications: ACA, ACCA or CIMA

I am currently handling an excellent opportunity for a qualified Senior Management Accountant / Finance Manager to develop their career within a highly reputable and successful SME business in the North Lancashire area. Following a recent acquisition, our client is looking to restructure their accounts department to help facilitate their ambitious growth plans moving forward.


Key responsibilities;

  • Prepare and manage the delivery of timely and accurate Management Information (MI) – primarily although not exclusively, the month-end management accounts and Board packs
  • Liaise with group on month-end queries
  • Support the Finance Director with the preparation of the annual budget and monthly rolling forecasts
  • Support the Finance Director (group) with the preparation of year end schedules for the group statutory accounts
  • Prepare weekly bank reconciliations, fortnightly 13-week cash flows and monthly flash results and WIP calculations
  • Manage day-to-day cash flow, debtors and creditors and be primary contact with the Bank for online banking transactions
  • Assist the Finance Director with devising insightful KPI measures through which the business controls and manages cash management and underlying financial performance of the business
  • Contribute to a continuous improvement approach to controls and systems, ensuring that financial systems (currently Sage line 50 accounts) are robust, effective and appropriate for growth and change in the business
  • Manage a small Finance team
  • Develop productive relationships across the business in order to promote financial awareness
  • Responsibility for all VAT, PAYE/NIC and CIS taxation matters across the business
  • Support the Finance Director (group) with year-end tax analysis schedules  
  • Preparation of VAT schedules for group VAT, and ongoing contact with HMRC on all company taxation matters
  • Manage weekly and monthly payroll reporting (including HMRC queries and submissions) by liaising with our outsourced payroll bureau providers  
  • Prepare any other project or ad hoc financial reporting requested by the Board
  • Prepare business case reporting for (e.g.) capex programmes
  • Prepare and issue CIS Certificates, when required
  • Liaise with external auditors and other third party legal and professional advisors (e.g. banks, insurers) as required by the Finance Director


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established and highly regarded local employer as they embark on their next phase of growth. You will be joining the business amidst an exciting period of business change that will shape the organisation to accommodate their ambitious yet achievable financial objectives.


The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA Accountant, ideally with a strong technical background in financial and management accounting. Candidates from a construction or manufacturing industry will be of particular interest however, this is not essential.