Finance Manager / Chief Accountant - Northamptonshire

Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
27 Nov 2020
Work Type
Full Time
Jan 2021
Competitive rate

Our client is a technology company based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. 

They are looking to hire a new Financial Controller / Chief Accountant to replace the incumbent who is retiring. The role reports to the Finance Director and will also manage a team.

Role Purpose: To lead and inspire the Finance team in the production of timely and credible financial data in order to ensure legal compliance, effective cost control and to inform sound decision making on business strategy for the future success and growth of the business. Provide support and specialist advice to the Executive and other group managers.

On offer is a very competitive salary and benefits. This is a full time permanent position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, inspire and develop the Finance team based in Kettering
  • Functional management of Finance staff based in other offices
  • Preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasts
  • Preparation of monthly consolidated management accounts (including review, analysis and follow-up)
  • Group Statutory Reporting – preparation of annual Financial Statements for group companies including consolidated accounts. Review foreign accounts prepared locally.
  • Working capital management including credit control, forecasting and treasury management
  • Liaising with professional advisers including bankers and auditors
  • Working with managers to improve performance.
  • Working with the Executive regarding financial management of the business
  • Ensure effective payroll processes in place
  • Ensure all finance related systems are appropriate and updated as required.

  • Professionally qualified accountant (ACCA, ACMA or ACA)
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and motivating a team
  • Disciplined approach to financial controls and reconciliations.
  • Experience of producing accounts for multiple group companies
  • Experience of producing consolidated accounts for underlying companies held in multiple currencies
  • Strong communicator
  • Good IT literacy including advanced ability in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Target driven
  • Positive attitude with a solution driven approach
  • Willingness to travel (occasional travel requirement)
  • Planning, Time Management and Organisational skills


  • Experience of working with business managers to improve financial performance
  • Customer service orientated
  • Direct experience of payroll operation

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2214
Role: Finance Manager / Chief Accountant
Location: Northamptonshire