Kerri-Ann Hargreaves

Finance Manager

£35,000 - £40,000 Expires in 2 weeks


Finance Manager


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Manager to join a growing manufacturing business at their head office based in Cumbria. This is a newly created position to support the growth of the business and therefore an opportunity for an individual to make an impact. You will need to be passionate about a career within a growing business, an effective leader, efficient and possess excellent attention to detail.

This role is integral to the finance department and will support the business through its next growth phase. Working as part of the head office function and closely with the Financial Controller and Senior Management Team – this role focusses on the day-to-day running of the finance team, ensuring deadlines are met, the business is compliant and the team is motivated and developed.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage and coordinate monthly group reporting, budgeting and reforecast processes in line with set deadlines.
  • Present the narrative on monthly results, investigating and highlighting significant variances to budget/forecast and distribute to the SMT (Senior Management Team) and budget holders.
  • Manage statutory reporting including VAT & Corporation Tax and annual external audit visit.
  • Lead, Manage and Motivate the Finance Team
  • Ensure maintenance of processes and procedures manuals for tasks within the department.
  • Manage the working capital and cash position of the business maintaining procedures to ensure that all expenditure is approved in line with authorised limits.
  • Appropriate communication of financial information.
  • Ensure the business is financially aware through education, insight and challenge.
  • Ensure that ideas and suggestions are made so that continuous improvement is part of everyday culture in the Finance team.
  • Commit to the business Values, Policies, Procedures & Objectives
  • Any other duties as required from time to time



Experience Required

Working closely with a Senior Management Team. Leading a Finance Team. Excellent Communicator and problem solver. Manufacturing background.


Essential skills

You should have strong communication skills and be confident working across departments. We’re looking for someone who is customer focused, a team player, has strong analytical skills, has extensive experience operating within a finance department with a flexible approach to work.




CIMA/ACCA qualified or studying towards with a view to completing. Alternatively candidates who are AAT qualified are invited to apply. You will hold appropriate experience of operating at this level with an excellent working knowing of Excel.


Essential details

Position – Finance Manager

Location – Cumbria

Salary – £35-40k


To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to


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