Finance Manager

Job title : Finance Manager
Location : Lockerbie
Job type : Permanent
Salary : 40000
Contact name : Emma Parkinson
Contact email :

Our client based in Lockerbie are recruiting for a Finance Manager to work closely with the Finance Director to provide real-time information to support the organisation’s decisions and strategy.

Within this role, you will be required to maintain internal finances, ranging from transactional duties, up to the management accounts.

Reporting directly to the Financial Director, key to success in this role shall be the ability to lead the organisation and its sister companies in finance and cost control, identifying improvements and driving the implementation of appropriate solutions.

You shall be expected to work with and guide your colleagues to achieve your goals of managing the company budget to maximise revenue and drive cost savings.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a proven track record as a good all-round business accountant, preferably within a construction / manufacturing company.

*Working knowledge of financial accounting in a construction operation is highly desirable*

Key Responsibilities

  • Build quality relationships cross functionally and shape and direct cultural and process changes for the finance department.

  • Lead and motivate the integrated finance team of up to 5 colleagues.

  • Drive and lead the implementation of EQUE2 (Contract Management Software) within your first 3 months.

  • Take ownership and completion of the monthly management accounting pack to include profit and loss, balance sheet, statement of source and application of funding, with posting of journals, reconciliations of control accounts.

  • Monthly variance analysis, forecasting, budgeting, expense reporting, material & labour usage.

  • Maintenance & setting up of standard costing for exciting and new products.

  • Prepare the monthly VAT returns and Intrastat submissions to the tax authorities and other external authorities.

  • Preparation of short- & long-term budgets.

  • Preparation of filing of annual returns.

  • Be the point of contact for the auditors and prepare the year-end accounting file and information in readiness for the annual audit and tax computations.

  • Involvement in stock control and investigations.

  • Full control of the fixed asset register and depreciation calculations.

  • Inventory/ stock management.

  • Liaise with the Group Financial Director on projects and day-to-day issues.

  • Ensure high quality financial controls are in place and standardise the procedures across the business.

  • Preparation of grant applications.

  • Liaison with Insurance Company.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recognised professional accounting qualification.

  • At least 3 years post qualified experience preferably working within a construction environment.

  • Hands-on accounts experience and a good understanding of management accounting and financial reporting.

  • Good financial and analytical skills and a solid understanding of IT & financial systems especially in Excel, and Sage50.

  • Strong drive to ensure there is continuous improvement and get it done.

  • Able to communicate with all levels of the business both with finance and non-finance staff.

  • Continually challenge and influence key personnel to make balanced decisions for the benefit of the whole business.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven ability to drive and implement change to improve process and systems. 

  • Working knowledge of financial accounting in a construction operation is highly desirable

In exchange, our client is offering a competitive salary(based on experience), pension, Christmas shutdown, discounts from on-site shop, generous holidays, and a holiday purchase scheme.

Our client always strives for excellence so if you can bring relevant qualifications and experience to help them achieve this then we would love to hear from you!

Please note: All direct or 3rd party applications will be forwarded to us as sole agents.