Finance Manager

August 08, 2022
  • Advert ID: 296109
  • Job Reference: GP585956HooFM
  • Location: Hook
  • Job Type: Permanent
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Location: Hook/Hybrid

We're cinch. Our mission is simple – remove the faff from buying and changing cars, giving customers more choice, with more ease. That’s it. We’re putting drivers first and we’ve ripped up the rule book to make sure that happens.

cinch lets people find just the right used car online from an ever-growing pool of quality-checked choices. Then we deliver the car to its new owner with a 14-day money-back guarantee. And if they’ve part-exchanged on their current car, we’ll even take that one away. Now that’s faff-free.

We’re a customer-first ecommerce business with huge ambition, already driving exponential growth. And we have an exciting roadmap of innovative products to grow our customer offering as preference for buying cars online grows.

cinch is a new-to-market brand backed by the Constellation Automotive Group. That means we’re part of a family including BCA and WeBuyAnyCar.com. We like to keep good company.

You

We’ve attracted some of the smartest folks around. Right now, we need one more. Do you have a faff-free filter? Do you like being part of energetic, open-minded and passionate teams? If you’re ready to thrive in an accelerated growth environment, full of ideas and want to challenge the norm, you could be our new Finance Manager. 

Core responsibilities

The role is one of the three Finance Managers who both report to the Financial Controller, and play a key part in shaping and developing cinch’s Financial reporting capabilities, processes & procedures and control.  

Finance Manager will be responsible for a number of areas including: 

  • Managing and reviewing end-to-end reconciliations to ensure that transactions taking place on the website and other systems are properly reflected in the ERP system
  • Period end reporting including management accounts and other deliverables for the cinch Management Team and other stakeholders
  • Monitoring controls and reconciliations to ensure that underlying processes and financial reporting are well managed and tightly controlled
  • Ownership of VAT returns and other reporting
  • Overseeing / performing testing of Business Central, our ERP system, following development work (e.g. implementation of new workflows, development of new import files and bank export files, transactions relating to new products)
  • Working with colleagues across the business to understand new products & services which are proposed, ensure that finance requirements are scoped into the development plan, and that the correct transactions are captured
  • Working closely with Customer Experience and Product teams to ensure that operational and administrative activities which touch on finance are adequately controlled
  • Reporting to banks in respect of cinch’s vehicle inventory, which is funded by an Asset Backed Lending facility
  • Managing bulk vehicle purchases, which requires a strong working relationship with the cinch operations team and our colleagues in Constellation group companies       
  • Participation in ad-hoc projects 

The above is not an exhaustive list, but identifies the key areas which the successful candidate will be involved in.       

Candidate Profile

  • Qualified accountant with appropriate qualifications (ACA/ACCA), obtained while working with a recognised employer in professional practice or industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Track record of managing and developing a finance team
  • Passion for finding solutions to enhance performance Background in financial control & financial reporting
  • Well-organised with excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong, current technical skills
  • Experience of improving financial and operational processes
  • Articulate, persuasive, confident, possessing sound intellect; a self-starter with the ability to combine professional rigour with practical business requirements   

Salary & Benefits Package

The remuneration package will comprise:

  • Basic salary: competitive (subject to experience)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement, in addition to English public holidays
  • Employer pension contribution (subject to required employee contribution, and completion of probation period)
  • Access to Group Rewards scheme

If you're looking for a career path that has great teamwork, training, rewards, long-term scope and is going places – apply now!  

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