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Finance Manager

Robert Half
Wigan, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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A part or newly qualified accountant is sought to join this well-established logistics business as Finance Manager. Located in Wigan.

This is a customer facing Finance Manager role providing financial insight and support to multiple customers. You will provide insight to enhance customer support and understanding through the presentation and interpretation of information produced to identify opportunities and challenge the operations. This role will report directly into the commercial FC and oversee two transactional members of staff.

Duties will include:

  • Responsibility for both the P&L and balance sheet, ensuring adherence to policy and procedure.

  • Delivery of accurate and timely financial reporting and interpretation of the operations on a weekly and periodic basis.

  • Assist the Commercial Manager with preparation of the annual budgets and customer forecasts to strict timelines and standards.

  • Provide Financial assistance to the operational teams when building business cases.

  • Validate potential CI savings and continually track performance against forecasts.

  • Develop strong relationships with the customer - both operationally and within the finance function.

  • Assist with new business bids assessing the balance of risk and reward in each opportunity

  • Inspire non-financial managers to develop strong commercial awareness and an understanding of the budget and key cost drivers.

  • Develop models and reporting to drive performance through an enhanced understanding of the internal and external commercial and financial drivers.

  • Lead and motivate the finance teams to build capability.

  • Partner with the business to embed meaningful management information to support the development of opportunities and growth.

  • Reporting and monitoring of key performance indicators to support service delivery and contractual commitments.

  • Ensure adherence to contractual commitments and deliverables.

  • Embed a strong commercial framework.

  • Attend and be active in regular team and site meetings.

  • Work in partnership with the HR team to ensure robust payroll processes and reporting mechanisms are in place.


  • A qualified or part qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA)

  • Demonstrate drive, energy and a commitment to the continuous improvement of overall contract performance.

  • Be proactive, inquisitive with a passion for challenging teams to drive performance.

  • Be able to work under pressure whilst maintaining high standards.

  • Must be flexible and respond positively and accurately to internal and external customer requests.

  • Excellent customer relationship skills with the ability to develop good working relationships at all levels.

  • Have excellent PC skills and be able to understand and harness IT and systems to benefit the operation.

  • Be able to demonstrate previous relevant experience

  • Transport/Logistics Industry experience would be advantageous but not essential

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their skills and experience in line with their qualifications. Study support is on offer along with hybrid working.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: notice.

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