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Finance Manager (Stats)

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Job Summary

  • Luton
  • Permanent
  • BBBH812181
  • May 13, 2022
  • £65k - £70k
Job Description

Morgan McKinley are recruiting for an experienced Finance Manager to work for a market leading retail company based in Luton. paying up to £65K and offering Hybrid working


The Finance Manager - Group Financial Reporting is responsible for the production of the Group statutory reporting, Group statutory cash flow and monthly AMB and Plc reporting. The role owns the relationship with key 3rd party suppliers in our Annual Report process and co-ordinates across the companies finance teams & business colleagues to deliver high-quality 'fair, balanced and understandable' external financial reporting. Key to the success of this role is a focus on quality output, financial integrity, and insightful commentary. The role works alongside other GFR Finance Managers and supports the overall team output as required.


Month end

  • Ownership for the delivery of monthly AMB and Plc board reporting packs; preparation of packs and robust peer review to ensure insightful commentary
  • Support of month end delivery as required for the GFR team

Half year and annual reporting

  • Prepare "back half" of the Annual Report and the Interim Report and ensure compliance with the company accounting policies and accounting standards
  • Responsible for producing the interim and year end statutory cash flow (moving to quarterly) and working with the FP&A team to establish and report monthly cash flow reporting requirements
  • Prepare designated sections and project manage the production of "front half" of the Annual Report, engaging heavily with stakeholders across all levels and many areas of business
  • Act as first point of contact for auditor queries, resolving where appropriate
  • Benchmark external reporting against best practice and comparator group
  • Ownership of the reporting tool ensuring robust controls on completeness & accuracy, introducing additional functionality and improvements and owning the 3rd party relationship with the supplier
  • Ownership of 3rd party relationship with the production company for the Annual Report & Accounts

Continuous improvement, Communication and Financial Control

  • Supports the robustness of the internal financial control environment; working with Finance SME's to ensure controls are robust
  • Supports re-engineering and driving standardisation across key processes
  • Collaborates with Finance SME's and business teams across the comany to implement relevant improvements and other measurements to assist in improving the statutory accounting and monthly close processes
  • Participate in other projects as required

This is a senior role and as such there is a large degree of self-management. Delegated authorities outline the business authorities but this role has a high degree of day to day accounting responsibility.


  • Ownership and Delivery. Has a clear focus to drive delivery of results, working to target, reviewing progress and adapting their plans accordingly, motivating themselves and the team to achieve.
  • Innovation and Change. Is open to new ways of doing things and questions existing approaches, views change as an opportunity, comfortable working in a dynamic and ambiguous environment.
  • Building Relationships. Expresses ideas confidently and clearly, builds positive and constructive relationships with others, gets to know colleagues within their own team and supports them to ensure team goals are achieved.
  • Developing talent. Looks at new challenges as an opportunity to learn, takes ownership for own development and is aware of their strengths and weaknesses, looks for feedback from others about own performance.
  • Business Performance. Understands business and external environment, is cost conscious and understands the longer-term perspective and implications of decisions.



  • Professional Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with relevant post qualification experience (3+ years)
  • Significant prior experience and involvement in the annual report preparation process, including the production of financial statements, notes and disclosures
  • Ability to build relationships and influence that enable challenge to stakeholder inputs and holding to account for the integrity of the accounting submissions
  • Experience of working in a control-led environment
  • Proven ability to digest, interpret and apply accounting policies and standards
  • Able to communicate at all levels up to Plc Board
  • Able to take a flexible approach in a dynamic environment to meet tight deadlines and provide support across the wider team
  • Proven record of having a strong attention to detail in ensuring the accuracy of the financial accounts and supporting ledgers
  • Ability to find problems, formulate solutions and drive change. Creating an environment for continuous improvement
  • A true self- starter (and finisher), with high levels of motivation and enthusiasm.


  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office Skills - including extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Experience of computerised accounting packages

The role of Finance Manager in Luton comes with a starting salary of between £60K - £65K + bonus and benefits

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Bradley Slade
Bradley Slade
  • Consultant | Accounting & Finance Recruitment
  • +44 1908 966 032