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Interim Finance Manager - Gross Margin

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Leeds
  • Salary: £300 - £350 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 85455
  • Recruiter: Stephanie Teale
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Interim Finance Manager - Gross Margin

£300 - £350 per day


This fantastic global business who are leading in their field are looking to bring on board a Finance Manager on an immediate basis to cover a smooth hand over and various projects.


  • Take full ownership of monthly margin accounting activities, which deals with large number of small value transactions
  • Dedicated resource now allocated to ensure finance can keep pace with business and improve general transparency / understanding of margin
  • Particular remit of this role is to identify and drive forward GP reporting improvements quickly (e.g. accelerate period end close, better understanding of leakage, more transparent reporting) but in a controlled manner
  • Ensure team is set up such that can walk away at end of assignment with robust processes and procedures in place
  • Will manage 2 FTEs who will do day to day tasks but will require direction in driving forward and ensuring robust controls in place
  • Will work closely with shared services finance manager to ensure overall European result compiled to deadline and be alert to how overall process can be accelerated and made more efficient
  • Will require lots of interaction with different functions across business.

Key skills and experience needed

  • Qualified accountant and technically sound
  • Post qualification experience in larger company environment, ideally company operating across multiple countries and has experience of margin/ systems related issues
  • Experience managing a team and driving process improvements
  • Strong Excel and reporting skills
  • Analytical mind-set with ability to readily understand processes/ large volumes of data and communicate issues /next steps in simple terms
  • Strives for simplicity where appropriate
  • Comfortable working in changeable environment
  • Willing and able to get hands dirty
  • Can communicate clearly with finance and non-finance personnel at all levels

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