Finance Manager

  • Location
    Cockermouth, Cumbria
  • Salary
    £ 45000 - £ 50000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Finance Manager

The successful candidate will be joining a family run business, who are a multi-award-winning firm of Chartered Accountants, tax and business advisors, led by the same senior management team and partners for the last 25 years, supported by a hard-working high performing team.

The business are committed to developing close relationships with each of their clients, ensuring that they are able to provide a greater range of services than those associated with more traditional firms. The care, physical and mental well-being of their staff is also of paramount importance and they endeavour to give their full support to this end.

They combine traditional values with a forward-thinking innovative approach to the constantly evolving demands of the modern business world. Focusing on the future rather than the past, starting where other firms finish.

We are looking for a technically competent Finance Manager with experience: -

  • Having worked in a practice or in an industrial environment.

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with the management team

  • Using cloud-based accountancy software packages such as Sage, QuickBooks and Xero.

  • A strong knowledge of professional standards and ethics.


  • Degree or equivalent in either finance or business management.

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Associated of Chartered Accounts (ACCA) or Certificate in Management Accounts (CMA) or qualified by experience will also be considered.

  • Hold a full and clean driving licence. Own transport will be required, as it will be necessary to attend other office locations of the firm from time to time.

The role is varied, challenging and enjoyable and will include: -

Key Tasks

  • Ensure that financial information, e.g., accounting system, budgets and cash flows is up to date.

  • Produce accurate financial reports and information to meet specific deadlines.

  • Allocate internal re-charges to group companies on a regular basis according to agreed schedule.

  • Prepare and present annual financial accounts to meet statutory deadlines.

  • Liaise with Chief Executive and Managing Directors to provide financial information to support the development of the Group.

  • Identify cost-reduction or efficiency opportunities, conduct reviews and evaluations and make recommendations to the Board.

  • Operate the Sales and Purchase Ledgers of the Group

  • Run the monthly BACS payments.

  • Manage group agreements and contracts e.g., mobile phones, franking machines and credit card machines, PII, Tax Investigation Insurance,

  • Work with the Managing Director and Business Support and credit Control staff to ensure debtors levels are maintained at agreed levels.

  • Manage Time and Fees System and produce performance and Performance Related Bonus information to meet agreed deadlines.


  • Trustworthiness and Confidentiality

  • Exceptional organisational skills.

  • Strong leadership and people management skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • The ability to work under pressure.

  • Financial analysis and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong IT skills.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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