Finance Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Electronics, Engineering
East Anglia
£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Holt Recruitment Ltd
Job Ref:

LOCATION – Chelmsford - CM3 5ZA

SALARY - �50,000 - �55,000

TITLE – Finance Manager

Currently Holt Executive are partnering with a leading Marine Electronics organisation to assist with a new Finance Manager position. Our client is a global leader across the Marine Electronics market supplying into the fishing, yacht and military markets.

The newly created role will be for a Finance Manager to be a company leader for all Financial matters and to assist the company in strengthening their UK Finance department. The Finance Manager will be accountable for implementing an up to date financial reporting system, govern the analysis and insight deliverables to assist with business strategies and also work closely with the Executive Management team to improve commercial procedures.

The Finance Manager will report directly to the Director of UK and as such they are looking for a leader who will be able to ensure that accurate, timely and relevant information is provided by the team and ensure that appropriate controls and procedures are in place and being adhered to.

The Successful Finance Manager will provide financial support to the wider business from a commercial standpoint and be able to influence, support, advise and challenge decisions where appropriate.

Key responsibilities for the Finance Manager role:

* Managing the finance accounting function and the day to day transactional accounting, analysis and commentary.
* Responsible for the integrity of the company’s accounts.
* Enhancing the financial reporting processes including an assessment of systems used
* Responsible for reviewing and preparation for cash forecasts, budgets, financial and statutory reports
* Working with the Management team to ensure the company’s financial policies are adhered to, keeping an overview of their effectiveness and ensuring they are maintained.
* Responsible for representing the company on finance and accounting matters with stakeholders and external entities such as financial auditors and banks.
* Working closely with the Operational/Regional Managers, with the target of adding value to the business, so the person must have a strong business acumen.
* Advise the Director/Executive’s on financial performance of large projects, support the preparation of FSR’s where necessary.
* Review company expenditure to identify opportunities for cost savings.
* Responsible for compliance with government bodies such as HMRC for VAT, PAYE/NI, FCA, ONS etc.

Key skills and knowledge required for the Finance Manager role:


* Past experience in a position of accounting responsibility as well as an in-depth understanding of financial reporting structures is fundamental to this position.
* A strong ability to communicate across all levels of a business is crucial as this role will involve working closely with the businesses Executive/ Senior management as well as individuals in regional offices.
* Experience in managing existing and securing new funding streams for an SME business.


* Ideally Degree qualified and/or with relevant accounting experience.
* Must have a recognised accounting qualifications (ACCA or CIMA preferably)
* Experienced in modernising financial systems or leading a migration from a legacy system.

Desirable Attributes

* Ability to apply good commercial business sense to decision making, taking into account the implications and needs of the company in a holistic way.
* Experience in setting up a new financial ICT system and processes an advantage.
* Italian speaker would be an advantage but is not a necessary attribute.

Contact Details:
Holt Recruitment Ltd
Tel: 0845 8338 007
Fax: 0845 8338 006
Contact: Holt Recruitment

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