Finance Manager

Overall, the Purpose of the Job

To provide timely and accurate financial information for local, divisional, and Group Management as applicable. Ensuring compliance with all legal and statutory requirements and the ongoing development and implementation of internal controls and procedures across the business.

Key Activities and Accountabilities:
  • Managing all aspects of the month-end close to meet strict Group / Business Unit reporting deadlines
  • Ensuring strong balance sheet control through monthly analysis, review, and control of key balance sheet areas
  • Provide support to the management team to further develop internal reporting of key performance indicators, including weekly sales revenue, order intake, production volumes, and capacity, forecasting and departmental P&L and variance reporting
  • Ensuring that the system of financial controls is appropriate, effective, and robust at all times
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory reporting requirements and payment of corporation tax, wage tax, sales tax, etc.
  • Drive improvement to the existing financial and operational reporting systems, processes, and controls
  • Undertake the management of the Finance department team which may include the supervision of the AR, AP, payroll, and bank processing to ensure compliance with Group policies and statutory requirements
  • With support from Management, prepare the annual budget and monthly forecast processes
  • Ensure a point of contact for local banking, insurance, and statutory matters is in place.
  • Undertake ad-hoc financial and commercial projects as required by management
  • Supervise, mentor, and develop the skills of a team  
  • Liaise with internal and external departments as and when required to ensure all aspects of finance processes and reporting are accurate, in compliance with company policies and procedures, and in line with legislative requirements.
  • Liaise with team members, and internal and external departments as and when required to ensure all questions and queries are resolved promptly. Liaise with the manager on any issues or concerns with the documentation to be processed.
  • Actively adhere to the Code of Conduct and Anti-Bribery policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the highest ethical standards are maintained and exposure to liability or risk to Companies reputation is minimized. Provide leadership in all ethical issues; ensure employees are aware of companies' compliance requirements and feel able to report possible violations or conflicts of interest.
  • Actively adhere to and ensure compliance with applicable Quality policies, procedures, processes & systems. Take an active part in quality improvement processes. Act on reported deficiencies and approve deviations from standard procedures as appropriate.  
  • Ensure that employees adhere to and comply with all applicable Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) policies, procedures, and processes. Provide leadership in HSE; encourage employees to take responsibility and be accountable for their own and others’ safety and provide an environment where they feel authorized to stop any unsafe job. Ensure that all incidents and non-conformances are reported in line with the appropriate procedures and deadlines; ensure that all incidents are investigated, and corrective actions raised as required; where appropriate, participate in incident investigations.
  • Supervise, mentor, and coach direct reports and ensure completion of their Employee Development Plans. Where applicable, ensure that training and competency programs are in place to facilitate the mentoring of subordinates through the competency system. Conduct competency assessments when required.

Job Knowledge and Qualifications:
  •  Degree in a recognized accounting qualification
  • 10+ years of practical experience within a Finance environment
  • Proficient in using SAP or a similar Finance package
  • Management /Leadership experience preferably in a Finance type environment
  • Delivery of Results identifies, confronts, and overcomes barriers to the successful delivery of results
  • Financial Awareness Demonstrates understanding of the financial implications of decisions, aiming to achieve value and maximize return
  • Delegation allocates role-appropriate decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to others
  • Communication 1 uses tailored communication skills appropriate to circumstances and to achieve required outcomes; negotiates to prevent or resolve conflict in the team/organization
  • Developing Others Plans and supports the development of other skills and abilities to realize their full potential
  • Decisiveness Takes prompt action to deal with all situations; can justify a decision when challenged

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Finn-Einar Mæle, General Manager in FinnPersonal Search & Selection, phone at +47 926 84 466 and/or email at