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Finance Manager

Managerial / Supervisory
Open to Work From Home
With Business Certificates
Established in 2017
2-10 Employees
Work From Home, Cebu
Posted On: January 7, 2022
Job ID: 394464


FINANCE MANAGER (CEBU CITY, Office Based but will be temporarily Home Based until Covid is no longer a risk)


About Us


Cogentbyte is a Philippines based product development outsourcing company dedicated to providing quality solutions for software, firmware, hardware and project management needs. Our client from UK in the CNC Manufacturing space is currently looking for a Finance Manager.


Description of Role, in conjunction with the Group Finance Director

  • Direct and oversee all financial activities, to include the preparation of current and forecast financial reports.

  • Develop and implement best in class controls and procedures.

  • Actively engage with cross functional teams to support the group business objectives.

  • Operate within the Company Values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Group FD in the preparation of budgets (zero based and scenario), monthly management information pack, forecasts and statutory reporting all in a timely and accurate manner.  This includes 3 UK trading entities, and a consolidation including foreign trading companies within a 5-day reporting calendar.

  • Contribute to the achievement of the company objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy, pricing margin, bid modelling.

  • Oversees all accounting procedures and systems used by the Company.

  • Manage an assistant, overseeing their workload, development, and be able and prepared to stand in on occasion. Operate a centralised accounting system, liaise with managers from sites in Abingdon and Bicester. Visit other sites as necessary.

  • Review reports and analyse projections and long-term trends of sales and income, PPV, standard costs and overheads against actual figures and suggest methods of improvement. Hold monthly meetings with management to discuss the budgetary position and agree action plans where required, monitor and follow up.

  • Investigate variances against budgets and provide insightful analysis of differences with follow up action plans.

  • Maintain and report daily cash monitor and regular cash forecasts.  Oversee regular bank reconciliations and cash posting.

  • Oversee and on occasion preparation of payments.

  • Perform and maintain month end control accounts for Accounts Payable, Receivable, VAT, Fixed Assets, Intercompany and general ledger. Oversee monthly reporting to banks, including Invoice Discount account reconciliations.

  • Credit Control, including follow up of outstanding debts and overseeing of invoicing.

  • Maintain vigil on stock control and valuation.

  • Preparation of the quarterly VAT return and PAYE compliance including pension contribution adherence.

  • Oversee monthly and fortnightly payroll.

  • Any other duties as considered necessary as directed by the GFD.

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Qualified Accountant, ACA, ACCA with PQE ideally gained in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong English skills

  • Familiar with Group Accounting including consolidations and cashflow management

  • Experience of Zero Based Budgeting would be an advantage

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Experience of working at a senior level within finance.

  • Excellent communication and team working skills with the ability to work with and influence others within a culture of Continuous Improvement.

  • Strong IT skills including job costing systems and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Javelin and Exchequer would be an advantage.

  • A dynamic and robust character with an ability to provide an interpretation of analysis, with attention to detail.



You will be working in a small team, but with interaction and participation within multifunctional teams alongside highly skilled and experienced team members.


The role is office based but is temporarily home based until the Covid pandemic is no longer a risk


Current INDUSTRIES we partner with;

  • Medical

  • Semi-conductor

  • Nuclear

  • Defence / Aerospace

  • Oil & Gas

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