Financial Lead (Hybrid) - Paignton - Devon

Salary up to £35k plus 10% incentive scheme, hybrid-working, plus benefits - Accountancy and Finance
Ref: 388 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2024

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Finance Lead to join a market leading manufacturing company based in Torbay.

The Finance Lead role will provide support in the preparation and reporting of the accounts to the group. Also supporting audit requests, reconciling and supervising transactional activities in conjunction with group shared service centre in Middle East including purchase/sales ledger, reconciliations, payroll and other finance related duties.

As their The Finance Lead, you will ideally be qualified or working towards a qualification at any stage i.e. ACA/ACCA/CIMA/AAT, or have 2 plus years’ experience in a similar role.

As their Finance Lead you will receive

  • Incentive bonus scheme – 10% of annual salary
  • Hybrid working – 2 days per week to maintain a healthy work/life balance
  • 25 days holiday plus all bank holidays a year, and a long service additional holiday scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • Ongoing support and training opportunities
  • Other benefits include cycle scheme, work socials, paid sick leave, free refreshments, and free on-site parking

What you’ll be doing as their Finance Lead 

  • Ensure all finance transactional activities are processed by group Finance Shared Service Centre.
  • Support the Head of Finance with preparation of the monthly management accounts and group reporting.
  • Manage accruals and prepayments.
  • Weekly Cash flow forecasting.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns and managing the Deferred VAT account as well as any other queries with HMRC.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations monthly, including a thorough review of the GRNI, down payments and key account for specific suppliers as well as payroll/pension accounts.
  • Provide support on all audit requests, collating and retrieving as required.
  • Supervise daily reconciliation of bank accounts and allocations to customer accounts and being main point of contact locally for finance related queries.
  • Supervise the preparation of the weekly/monthly BACS run in line with cash flow.
  • Make payments as required using the banking portal.
  • Supervise all credit control processes including allocating cash to customer accounts and chasing debt as required.
  • Process monthly payroll and all associated activities including pension etc.

As their Finance Lead you will need

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • The ability to analyse and solve problems.
  • MS Office including excel pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, Sum ifs.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience working with ERP Finance packages e.g. SAP S4/HANA and Cognos BI.


40 hours per week – Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.


Paignton, Devon.  Option to work from home 2 days per week.