(Part Time) Finance Manager

Halifax, United Kingdom

Job Overview

As a growing company, we are now looking to appoint a part time finance manager / CFO to manage all aspects of the company’s financial dealings, from procurement to invoicing and reporting to the board. The successful candidate will work closely with the company’s management team to ensure we get value for money in procurement, are paid on time by customers and have proper processes and budgeting in place to support our growth. You will work with the MD, Head of Design and Head of Production to improve financial management and the overall profitability of the company.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company with significant potential for further earnings as the company grows. It is worth emphasising here that we are a small team and there may be a need to get involved in other areas of the business at certain points – for example in sales or dealing with customers.

Role and Responsibilities

1. Processing invoices, payments and liaising with accountants and customers.

2. Procurement – ensuring we get good value for money by negotiating with suppliers. Training will be provided on the technical specifics where required.

3. Proactively add value by driving costs down and increasing profitability.

4. Grant and additional finance applications where required.

5. Support financial risk management with robust projections, credit checking of suppliers and customers and reporting to management team.

6. Supporting strategic goals of company through process development and higher level meetings where required.

7. Create cash flow projections and carry out various report writing duties as requested by Management Team.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who is thorough and motivated to help us with financial management as we grow. You must enjoy a challenge and want to commit to helping drive the company forward, looking to add value in procurement, payment times and also supporting the quality management team in increasing efficiency and reducing waste throughout the company with a keen eye on the bottom line. There is significant potential for career development here as the company projects strong growth over the next few years following recent investment.

Essential / Demonstrable

· Thorough background in accounting / financial management either via experience or qualifications.

· Exceptional attention to detail.

· Good knowledge of the financial services market – ability to advise and discuss the best options where finance is required.

· Credit control experience/knowledge – must be able to diplomatically and tactfully ensure accounts are kept up to date.

· Reliable – if you say you’ll do it you must do it. If you say you’ll be there, you must be there.

· Honest and exceptional integrity.

· Clear communication.

· Experience/knowledge of using Odoo ERP would be an advantage. If not, this can be taught.

· Ability to perform cash flow predictions to a detailed level.

· Enjoys a challenge – we are a growing company that has gone through significant challenges with Covid and microchip supply chain issues. You must be adaptable and resilient.


· Engineering / design knowledge.

· Electronics knowledge.

What we can offer you

· A challenging and engaging working environment. We work on a wide range of projects for customers around the world and are required to procure components from all around the world.

· A chance to get involved at management level with key decision making and wider management.

· Further training opportunities in quality management, Lean 6 Sigma and related relevant areas.

· An opportunity to really make a difference. We work hard to create opportunities for people in the local area, supporting with training and career development wherever we can.

· Significant potential for future earnings as the company develops. The right candidate could ultimately become responsible for a finance team as the company grows.

If you’d like to discuss anything about the role prior to applying please contact Phil Bates (Managing Director) directly on 01422 647177.


Customer Relationship
Personal Evolution
Administrative Work
Technical Expertise


  • Keep books up to date
  • Ensure timely payment of suppliers
  • Ensure timely receipt of payment from creditors
  • Negotiate finance agreements
  • Support strategic goals of company
  • Support management team with accurate projections / modelling and key data
  • Develop and negotiate enhanced procurement models

Must Have

  • Accountancy / Book keeping qualifications
  • Can do attitude - the right person will have a proactive, important role in shaping the company's growth
  • Confident phone manner - able to negotiate and manage credit agreements with a range of stakeholders
  • Honest and trustworthy approach to work

Nice to have

  • Experience of working with Odoo ERP
  • Experience working in a startup / SME
  • Experience in manufacturing / engineering