Finance Manager

Location
Preston
Salary
Negotiable dependent on experience
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Finance Manager

40 Hours per Week

Salary negotiable dependent on experience

Ghostbikes. com, a leading e-commerce retailer of motorcycle clothing and accessories, have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join their Senior Management Team on a permanent basis.  

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Finance Manager will hold overall responsibility for accounting processes across the Group’s businesses as well as taking a leading role in strategic business planning.

Responsibilities of the Finance Mananger

- As a key member of the Senior Management Team, work to develop and implement a comprehensive business plan focusing on business growth in key strategic markets

- Support operational departments in effective financial management, with particular focus on procurement operations

- Maintain accurate financial statements and reports

- Ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies

- Oversee production of monthly management accounts and present to Senior Management Team

- Responsible for commercially optimised handling of banking, overdraft and cash management

- Foreign exchange management

- Handling of all tax issues including in the UK and international jurisdictions 

- Lead on the annual budgeting process with particular focus on overheads, balance sheets and cash flow, working with budget holders to ensure effective management

- Lead on the annual sales forecasting process

- Management of the Accounting & Finance Team along with some responsibility for HR Management across the business

- Project Management

Qualifications & Experience required by the Finance Manager

- University or vocational accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) 

- Significant experience within a finance role at a senior level

- Outstanding technical accounting skills including managing forecasting, budgeting, business planning

- Experience of cross border trade and working with multiple currencies

- Experience within an e-commerce or retail environment highly desirable

- Interest in motorcycling/motorsport is a distinct advantage but is not essential

- Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to effectively present complex financial data to a non-financial audience

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package along the opportunity to join an exciting and forward-thinking Company at a key moment in their development. 

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