Group Finance Manager

Salary: £44,000 plus benefits

Industry: Business Support

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: mb008

Expiration date: 26 April 2018

We are looking for a Professional Finance Manager to work within the Leadership Team in making critical business decisions by analysing and presenting key financial data. You will oversee accounting procedures and prepare forecasts, budgets and risk analysis.

The Millbank Group have 31 years of experience delivering resource business solutions for project management, engineering, technical, automation, IT and commercial management personnel to a wide range of industry sectors and world class clients. The group turnover is £64 million and is forecasted to increase by 18% growth over the next five years with the recent award of some prestigious contracts. The Millbank Group consists of the following companies, Priory Design, MDA Technical, and MDA Rail which are all based at our Head Office in Cheshire.

From a finance management background, you must have a strong business orientation, an ability to assume responsibility of cost accounting tasks and be able to advise on strategy and make decisions. Combining both accounting and management skills, the Finance Manager has overall accountability for preparing, developing and applying findings from financial reports. 

The goal is to contribute to the decision-making process of management that will ensure business growth and long-term success.

About you:

  • Fully qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in a Senior accountancy role
  • Comprehensive understanding of management information systems
  • Experience of managing a group of companies and inter-company transactions
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to successfully communicate with staff at all levels, both financial and non-financial
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Highly competent, with solid commercial acumen
  • Dynamic, Able to multi-task, prioritise, and manage time efficiently
  • Ideally working knowledge of Access dimensions, TempAid and proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel


  • Analyse financial information to assist business profitability and growth
  • Provide accurate and sound management reporting to assist with key decision making
  • Produce month and year end journals
  • Prepare statutory and management accounts
  • Prepare annual budgets and liaise with Leadership Team to agree strategy
  • Manage capital expenditure
  • Produce financial statements including P&L accounts, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries on a monthly basis
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations
  • Lead, manage, guide and motivate a team, which includes a payroll department
  • Review accounting processes and practices and improve where necessary to ensure efficient financial operations
  • Preparation for Audits and working with auditors for the year end accounts process
  • Accountability for cash flow and production of forecasts
  • Review company assets and liabilities
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for all accounts
  • Assessment of monthly expenses
  • Calculation, presentation and payment of VAT
  • Production of relevant commercial analysis reports e.g. margins, overheads and profit

Click below to apply, or to discuss in more detail, call Sarah Holland on 01928 751000 or email