Finance Manager

  • Member
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Hire Station
  • Location
  • Long Eaton - Shared Service Centre
  • Closing Date
  • 14/12/2020
  • Job Description
  • Hire Station is a leading UK tool hire business, supplying equipment to a broad customer base regionally and nationally. Recognised as experts in our field, we have a growing portfolio of satisfied customers, many of whom are market leaders and household names in their own right.

    Part of Vp plc, we can rely on outstanding support from an established organisation with over 60 years’ experience in the specialist rental equipment field. Our strong financial base leaves us well placed to take full advantage of the expected market recovery and we have ambitious plans in place to deliver further growth.

    Our Long Eaton Shared Service Centre currently has a vacancy for an experienced Finance Manager to join their team. The successful applicant will provide robust and continuously improving accounting and management information, to the businesses using the shared service centre.

    The role has three direct reports, so experience of developing and managing people would be an advantage. The position reports to the Head of SSC who is based in Harrogate.

    Key responsibilities include:


    • Leading and developing the Finance team to ensure a high level of service to the business
    • Delivering accurate and timely month end accounts and other financial information to the customers of the SSC
    • Ensuring SSC Balance sheet reconciliations are complete, accurate and timely
    • Maintaining effective process controls whilst driving process improvements within the team
    • Building and maintaining effective relationships with operational teams and other SSC and group functions

    Experience & skills required:


    • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified (or equivalent)
    • Experience of working in a shared Service Centre environment and team management is desirable but not essential
    • Experience of accounting processes in a large/high volume organisation is essential
    • You must have a positive attitude and wish to take responsibility for the quality of customer service provided by the finance team
    • You will have the ability to prioritise workload to ensure both short and long term goals are met
    • You should be able to provide clear evidence of working to and meeting deadlines in a pressurised environment.


    This is an excellent opportunity to join Vp plc, giving the successful candidate exposure and experience of working with two of our business divisions in an ever evolving, successful and growing group of businesses.