Finance Manager - Aberdeen

Ref: 30 Date Posted: Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Vero has been exclusively appointed by a leading locally owned business in Aberdeen to recruit a Finance Manager. Our client has a rich heritage that spans over 40 years with a solid reputation for providing class leading services within their sector. The business has expanded rapidly over the years, and with a client base that covers almost every sector, they are weathering the current economic storm very well.

The owners are incredibly passionate about their business and they have a clear plan to expand their unique offering. To fuel the next stage in their growth, our client is looking to hire an exceptional, commercially minded Finance Manager to act as a true business partner to the management team.

The finance function is currently outsourced in part, so this represents a truly unique opportunity to fully establish the function in-house. The Finance Manager will report directly to the owners and there is scope for the role to develop into a Board level Finance Director position in future.


Key Responsibilities:

• Ultimate responsibility for all aspects of financial management for the company

• Review and drive the performance of the business against budgeted plans

• Present detailed financial information to the Board

• Preparation of monthly management accounts with supporting variance analysis and commentary

• Preparation of cashflow forecasts

• Preparation of year-end accounts and liaison with auditors

• Set up, manage and maintain the budgeting and forecasting process

• Proactively suggest and implement process improvements

• Produce project cost reports to track actual expenditure against budgets

• Develop relationship with banking partners

• Support commercial activities such as investment propositions and capex requests

• Use and enhancement of technology to automate accounting processes and to drive efficiencies

• Management of cash flow

• Management of all taxes/VAT

• Oversee payroll 

• Line management of assistant


Person Specification:

• Previous experience as a Finance Manager, ideally within an SME

• Experience of working as a true business partner to senior management

• Hands on and very willing to “muck in”

• Commercially focused, outward looking, always considering the bigger picture

• Track record of driving efficiency through the use of technology

• Ability to build relationships both internally and externally with a diverse mix of people


To discuss suitability and to find out more, please apply with your CV following the link below. All communication is handled in the strictest of confidence.