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Finance Manager

Location: Farnham

Salary/Rate: £45,000 - £50,000 + Excellent Benefits

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 4157741

Finance Manager job opportunity with Leightons, Farnham paying up to £50k + Benefits

Your new company
Leightons Holdings is a proudly independent, family run business founded more than 90 years ago. Operating within the retail sector, they have 36 branches delivering exceptional service within their Opticians alongside presence in 170 locations within their Audiology business.

As a thriving, ambitious and continuously evolving brand, working together and supporting each other, they are driven to build life - long partnerships with their customers. Its no wonder that they have achieved an “Excellent” 5 star rating on trustpilot! Their unique DNA is Listen Empathise Educate Delight.

Leightons have just had a record year of performance both in revenue and EBITDA and combined with their ambitious plans to grow, this is a fantastic time to be joining the Finance team. Not only will you be joining a team who truly collaborate every day, you will be playing a key role in developing and building the finance department for the future.

Your new role
Reporting into the Finance Director, you will be taking on a key role in owning the financials for the division with total revenue of c£25m. You’ll lead, train and develop a small team of accounting professionals who, with you will be responsible for delivering monthly Management Accounts packs including balance sheet and full P&Ls. Working with the Finance Manager and Head of Financial Control, you’ll also support the Audit process and delivery of statutory returns whist continually identifying areas for improvement, risk and opportunity. As the business is rapidly changing, you will also support the investment in and rollout of new accounting software which will create time for the team to focus on “adding value” every day.

What you'll need to succeed
Alongside your professional accounting qualification (or part qualification) in ACA/ACCA/CIMA, you should be a proven operator within an SME setting; confident in owning full sets of accounts combined with all aspects of team management. System skills including Excel is key and you should be open to and encouraging improvement and change both in systems and processes. You should also be a great relationship builder as you’ll liaise across all areas of the business. Most importantly is the can-do and team centric approach!

What you'll get in return
You’ll be working in a truly supportive team environment with a business that values each individual for what they bring to their role. Alongside a competitive salary, you’ll benefit from 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 5% matched pension, private healthcare as well as a staff discount!

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this exciting role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Chris Evans now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career ambitions.

Contact: Christopher Evans

Office: Ground Floor, 256 High Street

Phone: 01483 564692

Email: christopher.evans2@hays.com

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