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Finance Manager - General Ledger

Donnington, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, £ £ 40000.00-47000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


Axon Moore are looking for a General Ledger Manager for a hugely successful business based in Trafford Park.

Responsible for a team of Management Accountants and Accounts Assistants you will ensure a strong control environment, end to end, across all functions within Financial Operations.

Based in Manchester (Trafford Park), the successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 4 years PQE within a Shared Service / Finance Operation Function.


• Leading a team of mixed ability accountants, delivering accounting activities across multiple international subsidiaries
• Manage month-end closing routines and provision of first level management reporting and analysis to business units
• Ensuring outsourced activities are delivered aligned to agreed service levels
• Ensuing a clean Trial Balance across all business units and all processes feeding into the process
• Compliance with all accounting standards, compliance requirements, etc. across the processes
• Owning and leading control and governance reviews across Fin Ops team with monthly control reviews with Finance Operations Manager and other work stream leads.
• Deliver services aligned to SLA and achievement of agreed KPIs
• Reporting of team KPIs and process controls as per Service Management Framework.
• Work with other teams in finance and the business to resolve issues.
• To be able to plan, prioritise own and team's workload and to ensure deadlines are achieved; customer queries/disputes are resolved quickly and efficiently.
• Lead, motivate, develop and manage the team
• Ensuring the operating model and structure within the General Ledger team is sustainable and fit for purpose.
• Instigate a service culture and customer service orientation in the teams.
• Develop continuous improvement initiatives with the team.
• Improving end to end accounting processes by liaising with other finance teams and the wider business

Person Specification:

We are looking for candidates with a background in shared services and with proven leadership of an operational finance team

• Proven leadership / people management experience.
• Proven experience in a service-oriented culture including management of SLAs.
• Experience in change management, continuous improvement and improving policies and procedures.
• Strong ERP experience.
• Qualified ACCA, ACA, or CIMA or similarly recognised accounting qualification
• Lean / six sigma skills would be an advantage

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Donnington, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
£ £ 40000.00-47000.00 Annual Annual