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Finance Manager - Glasgow

£30000 - £40000 - Industry & Commerce - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2434 Date Posted: Monday 16 Apr 2018
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A Finance Manager is required by a rapidly expanding business based in Glasgow.


About Fosters Funeral Directors

Fosters Funeral Directors opened in 2005 from a small parlour located in Rutherglen in Glasgow. Since then we have grown to be one of Scotland’s largest, award-winning independent family funeral directors.

Foster’s goal is to provide the quality of personal and professional service that you deserve and to offer your loved ones support as you make your final farewell.

We know that thinking about you or a loved one’s funeral can be daunting, that’s why we will be there to guide and support you every step of the way.

We make it even easier for those of you who like to know that every last detail has been taken care of by providing pre-paid plans and packages that have been carefully designed by our professional team to cater for most needs.


The Role

This opportunity has been created in line with the company’s ambitious expansion plans and is a key part of the long-term succession planning. In the immediate short-term, you will maintain the existing finance function and deal with all business-as-usual duties.

You will also ensure procedures are implemented or improved, and you will assist with the opening of new sites throughout the UK.

Longer term, this role is likely to evolve into a Financial Controller position with responsibility for a larger team covering the UK.



Financial Duties:

  • Production of monthly Management Accounts and presentation to senior management
  • Assist the Finance Director with all month-end financial reporting
  • Implement or improve financial controls
  • You will be hands-on when it comes to Accounts Payable & Receivable and invoicing duties
  • Make improvements on current Credit Control procedures and ensure aged debt is managed effectively with any issues dealt with accordingly
  • Provide senior management with regular reports and analysis on cashflow and profit & loss, both company-wide and for specific sites

Leadership and Stakeholder Management:

  • Oversee the existing small team. Assist with the recruitment of additional finance staff as the company expands
  • Ensure finance staff are suitably trained and motivated. Conduct regular performance reviews, 1-to-1s, annual appraisals etc and manage any underperformance with professionalism
  • Act as one of the main points of contact for external stakeholders such as HMRC, auditors, banks, personnel from private equity firm

Project Management:

  • Assist with the company’s expansion plans and ensure all financial procedures can be rolled out to new sites
  • Oversee the outsourcing of payroll duties and maintain the relationship going forward


On Offer

A salary of £30-40k is on offer, which will be dependent on experience and level of qualification.


To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience:

  • Ideally, you will possess a recognised professional accountancy qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Part-qualified applicants will be considered if they are actively studying towards full qualification and can demonstrate relevant experience at a suitable level
  • Experience of producing Management Accounts is essential
  • Experience of creating Board Packs would be advantageous
  • Multi-site experience would be preferred
  • Good general IT skills will be required, particularly Microsoft Excel. Exposure to Sage 50 would be beneficial but training can be provided
  • Team management experience would be an advantage


If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding this position then please do not hesitate to contact Iain Hughes or Debbie Shields at the iMultiply office in Glasgow or alternatively you can apply via the link.