Finance Manager

Careers at SHD

Finance Manager

Responsible to: Group Financial Director

Responsible for: Finance Team

Work hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday). A degree of flexibility will be needed at peak periods.

The purpose of this role is to work alongside the Group HR Manager as part of the UK management team whilst reporting into the Group Finance Director and Board of Directors.

Person Specification

In this role, you will be overseeing end to end finance operations, financial planning and analysis, balance sheet reconciliation, looking to make improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad-hoc projects and requests when they arise.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working in accordance with Company Quality and Health & Safety procedures at all times.

  • Management of the finance team.

  • Treasury management.

  • Authorisation of bank payments.

  • Preparation and submission of VAT Reports.

  • Preparation and circulation of monthly sales reports.

  • Preparation of intercompany charges and intercompany reconciliations.

  • Preparation and submission of Office for National Statistics and other surveys.

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Group Finance Director.

  • Preparation of annual forecasts for review by the Group Finance Director.

  • Monitoring budget to actuals with the management team.

  • Managing the workflow and training and development of finance team.

  • Developing processes and improvement to working practices.

  • Managing the year end process and reporting with the external accountants.

  • Managing the year end Group audit with the Group auditors and the wider Group finance team.

  • Working with the Technical department to collate Research & Development tax claim and assisting with grant claims and applications.

  • Consulting with and engaging with external advisors including bank, tax advisers and insurers.

  • Working with the Premises Manager to ensure the best utility management.

  • Supporting the Group HR Manager and providing payroll back-up and support

  • Other duties from time to time as can be reasonably requested by the Company.

Skills and Ability

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Numerical ability and data entry skills

  • Ability to work to deadlines.

  • Understanding of UK payroll legislation and processes

  • Understanding of UK taxation inc. Corporation Tax and VAT

  • Customer service focus

  • Confidentiality

  • Teamwork

  • Stress tolerance

  • Planning and organising

  • Educated to a degree level - preferred.

  • Accounting qualification (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, AAT) - essential


  • Passion for SHD Materials Composite Materials Ltd

  • Friendly, flexible team player with a can-do-attitude

This is a full-time office-based position located in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Our employees are very important to us and job satisfaction is of paramount importance.

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