Finance Manager

England, West Midlands, Walsall
£38000 - £40000 per annum
Sep 06, 2019
Oct 03, 2019
Matthew Sanders
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

This role forms part of the finance leadership team and is responsible for overseeing budgets and forecasts and business partnering with key stakeholders, both finance and non-finance.

Client Details

An ambitious organisation, with significant growth plans over the next 5 years that will see their presence increase across the UK. Couple this with a culture that is friendly, fun and where everyone is treated with respect and you have a really great place to work.


  • Business partnering with the Distribution management team:

-Finance support for the Head of Distribution, DC Managers and Transport manager.

-Provide financial analysis to support the Distribution management team on the impact of various projects / business decisions on Distribution costs and efficiency.

-Produce and appraise financial business cases for capex and operational cost investment.

  • Weekly & monthly reporting of Distribution costs:

-Weekly data capture and reporting of Warehouse and Transport costs, including KPI tracking and commentary on key variances to budget / forecast.

-Management of the month end process for Distribution costs ensuring accuracy of the costs reported in the monthly accounts and provision of commentary on key variances.

  • Annual budgeting and periodic forecasting for Distribution costs:

-Work with the Distribution management to build the annual budget and periodic forecasting of Warehouse and Transport costs, based on a good understanding of the underlying business drivers.

-Provide walkthrough analysis detailing the key reasons for variances to previous actual / forecasted results.

  • Month end Stock provision:

-Calculate the monthly stock provision based on accounting guidelines.

-Analyse and communicate the key drivers for the movement in provision.


  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A problem solver
  • Confident and resilient
  • Results driven with excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to engage, communicate, influence and build effective relationships with Stakeholders
  • Team leadership

Job Offer

Up to £40,000

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