The Finance Manager will support the business in all areas of finance, provide information and advice, prepare all financial reports both internal and external whilst maintaining robust accounting systems and controls to ensure full financial compliance.

Closing date for applications: Friday 9th February 2018.


Management & Business priorities

  • To lead the Finance Team ensuring appropriate development and continued motivation
  • Monitor team and individual performance, workloads and identify potential improvements
  • Presentation of Financial results and position and relevant UK changes in annual global finance meeting
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Develop, review and maintain financial policies

Reporting and analysis

  • Monthly management accounts and variance analysis
  • Annual statutory accounts under IFRS
  • Mid year profit forecasts
  • Group reporting for MCC via CO LINE – monthly, quarterly, annual, forecast and budgets
  • Monthly EU reports
  • Deferred and current tax calculations for quarterly group reporting
  • Annual Budget generation
  • Information preparation and support to group as required
  • Asset accounting

Business support

  • Advise on VAT implications of various business transactions
  • Maintain / improve model for calculation of purchase prices for factored products
  • Assess and advise on financial impact of changes within business model
  • Provide adhoc reports, support and advice to internal and external stakeholders


  • Financial information to banks and day to day liaison
  • Maintain compliance for all European VAT registrations
  • Monitor compliance of PAYE position for Expats
  • Negotiate with auditors and group on accounting policy changes
  • Management of audit process – both internal & external
  • Maintain Jsox controls & documentation
  • Corporation tax computation review
  • Monitor and implement changes within EU on VAT / import / export requirements
  • Treasury management including EMIR regs and hedge accounting compliance
  • Monitor and report on cash flow including forecasting
  • Manage FX requirements minimising risk to NUK whilst meeting liabilities

Systems & improvements

  • Maintain and improve accounting systems and controls
  • Maintain online banking systems and ensure system security

Three direct reports and two indirect. The nature of job involves a large degree of confidentiality, for example employment matters, cash flow and financial performance.

Bank signatory, bank balances and payments.  Credit notes and petty cash. Some routine work follows defined procedures but most involves a high level of judgement and decision making.

To hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification.

Excellent communication skills to deal with people at all levels. Good IT skills especially Microsoft Excel and Sage Line 1000. Knowledge of database structure useful.
Several years experience of running a finance function including people management, accounts and report preparation and analysis, product costing, systems development,  implementation and project management.

Job is mainly office based however business is of a chemical manufacturer and location is within a chemical plant.  As part of the management team some plant exposure to support safety initiatives is expected. 

The preferred candidate will be able communicate at all levels within the company and group companies, and is expected to communicate externally with Banks, Auditors, HMRC, software support companies and many others.
Due to changes in workloads and the organisation structure some considerable flexibility is required within the role to ensure deadlines are met and future workloads are covered effectively.

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