Group Finance Manager – Heywood

Avonside Group
  • Location: Heywood, Lancashire

  • Type: Admin

  • Hours: Full-time

  • Closing: 08/08/2022

The Opportunity

Avonside Group are delighted to be recruiting for a new Group Finance Manager to join our team in Heywood.

This is a great opportunity for a technical accountant from either a practice or industry financial accounting background. This role is pivotal to the business and will provide a great platform for recognition/development.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Management of one direct report, responsible for staff appraisals and development.
  • Management of the group wide financial reporting, ensuring month end and year end procedures are appropriate and adhered to.
  • In conjunction with the FP&A manager, coordinate the collection of information from divisions for month end and year end reporting.
  • Verification and challenge of group balances in terms of accuracy, validity and accounting treatment (including balance sheet reconciliations).
  • Ownership of intercompany matrix and resolution of differences.
  • Drafting of statutory accounts and analysis of data for tax packs.
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of tax returns (CIS, PAYE, VAT and CT).
  • Provide technical expertise and advice on accounting and tax matters, liaising with finance team members, tax advisors or auditors as required.
  • Key team member in the delivery of the annual external audit, ensuring adequate preparation, timely management of requests and maintaining excellent communication throughout.
  • Input into the improvement of the control environment within the group; introducing or updating policies and procedures and monitoring compliance through controls testing.
  • Supporting the central finance team or wider group with any additional adhoc duties.

What You Bring

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified
  • Strong technical understanding/experience
  • Natural ability to coach and develop finance members within the group
  • Excellent attention to detail and adept at identifying potential issues within reporting
  • Ability to investigate and challenge where needed
  • Strong team player

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to gain recognition and grow your career within an industry leader
  • Offering a flexible hybrid model (giving you the autonomy to split your time between office and home)
  • Competitive salary/benefit package
  • Great working culture
  • On-site parking

How to Apply

If this sounds interesting and you’d like to submit your CV, or if you would prefer an informal discussion first, please contact our Head of Human Resources Emma Callacher on

Please only apply if you have full eligibility to work in the UK.

Avonside Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a fair and non-discriminatory recruitment process. We reserve the right to close the application process early in the event that we find an appropriate candidate before the closing date. All application will be handled in line with our privacy policy.