Finance Manager / FC

Job Description

11783 – Finance Manager / FC Job Spec

Location: Leicester


Our entrepreneurial Client – an ambitious, dynamic & rapidly growing B2B e-commerce business based in Leicester – is seeking an all-round safe pair of hands to set up & manage their entire finance function on a full-time permanent basis. As Finance Manager / FC reporting to the Owners & Board, you will be solely responsible for the day-to-day running of all financial processes & requirements (turnover currently at circa £6m). This is a newly created position.


The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts,
  • Implementation of a new cloud-based accounting software, polices & procedures (via either SAGE 50, QuickBooks or Xero etc),
  • Development & production of a monthly management reporting pack,
  • Profit & loss and balance sheet,
  • Customer / product profitability analysis,
  • Variance analysis & commentary,
  • Monthly debrief to business Owners & Board,
  • Preparation of annual budgets & quarterly re-forecasts,
  • Regular & ad-hoc management reporting / analysis to support key decision-making,
  • Ongoing review of cash flow & production of cash flow forecasts,
  • Day-to-day banking,
  • Payroll submissions to external accountants,
  • Auto-enrolment pension submissions,
  • Assisting with the production of the annual statutory accounts, VAT, HMRC and other statutory returns,
  • Liaising with external auditors / accountants, as required.


The Right Person

  • Part or Fully-Qualified AAT, CIMA, ACCA or Qualified by Experience,
  • Experience with accountancy system implementation / transition is essential,
  • This role will be yours to own… this is a burgeoning company and you will have full responsibility for the entire finance function. It follows therefore that experience at this level will be critical,
  • FM / management accounting experience within an e-commerce environment would be preferred,
  • A robust, unflappable safe pair of hands is essential… a proactive, adaptable, confident self-starter who is able to work autonomously and willing to handle both the transactional aspects together with more heavyweight duties,  
  • Excellent planning, organisation and deadline time keeping skills.



  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 20 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Pension (ER’s 3% / EE’s 5%)

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 11783) on 0116 254 9404.