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£70,000 - £80,000 Hybrid

Finance Manager – Cross border – London Area – Hybrid

Closing Date: 28th January 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a super exciting assignment in the search for a commercially focused Finance Manager on behalf of a rapidly growing eCommerce distribution business.

Reporting directly into the UK Managing Director, you will have 6 direct reports and take local ownership for all accounting topics.

If you’re a business orientated Finance Manager with an entrepreneurial curiosity and eagerness to drive change, looking for a little more autonomy, to have a voice and be really instrumental in moving a business to the next stage of their aggressive growth plan and strategy, this role will be right up your street!

Our client has engaged with Vidu VIP to commence the initial search.

Our team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Role & Responsibilities:

As Finance Manager you will play a crucial part in the regional finance function.

Main responsibilities will lay within accounting and formal reporting and leadership of the local finance function team. With that said the overall direction of the UK and pan EMEA finance function is switching from a traditional accounting focus to a “value-add” focus, i.e. the local Finance Manager is crucial in making that transition. This means that the goal is to use financial data in order to improve the quality of decision making, thus impacting the profitability of the commercial side of the business.

Our clients business is ran through a “business is local” mind-set so it is imperative the Managing Director and Finance Manager have a strong partnership and that the Finance Manager supports the Managing Director with financial insight and input.

Furthermore, the responsibility within F&A spans from creating management presentations and reports to really getting into specific details concerning cost structure and pricing. The majority of your time will be put into execution, but it’s also imperative that as Finance Manager you are able to draw business-oriented conclusions from the financial data and make suggestions on how to improve / take the next step. For such controlling topics there will be close work relations with the Regional Controller.

In addition to the F&A responsibilities, HR administration and general business administration also falls under the finance function. The general idea is that the finance function should form the backbone of the organisation, thus enabling the Managing Director to focus more on the commercial part of the business.


Local ownership of all accounting topics
Responsible for meeting all legal standards in accordance with UK Law
Responsible for timely delivery of month end accounting activities

Ownership of monthly review presentation
Ownership of local budgeting process
Coordination of weekly review presentation
Ownership of fixed costs in P&L

Responsibility for GM analysis
Responsibility for fixed cost analysis
Coordination of full P&L budgeting & forecasting
Ownership of fixed cost part

HR: To be developed together with Regional Controller – General HR coordination.
Local salary administration
Onboarding practices
Offboarding practices

Communication: Develop and maintain the communication channels and processes for finance related topics.

Other: Support EMEA FD and EMEA MD with business planning process.

General purchasing responsibility.

Skills and experience required

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a qualified role with similar requirements, ideally within the logistics sector.

Experience working internationally/Cross border.

Advanced skills in MS Excel and good skills in MS PowerPoint.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.

Experienced using CRM systems/data.

Good understanding of process flows.

Ability to work well autonomously and well as part of a team.

Excellent understanding of accounting practices.

It would be desirable if you have worked actively with MS dynamics and have built reports in PowerBI, but it’s not essential.

Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

Culture Fit Skills:
Entrepreneurial mindset
Drive for change

Interpersonal skill:
Building rapport, interacting with others
Maturity & Integrity
Good verbal communication
Ability to co-operate

Thinking Skills:
Business orientated
Strategic thinker
Structural thinker
Financial understanding/awareness
Implementation and monitoring
Strong written communication

Emotional style:
Receptive to change