Finance Manager


Manchester, Liverpool
£30,000 pa (pro-rata)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent Felix Chan

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Friday, 10th August 2018  

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Group Finance Manager, you will be responsible for all book-keeping and financial management, as well as internal and external financial reporting for BikeRight!

This role will suit a motivated, analytical individual who is able to focus on both Macro and Micro financial perspectives.

As we are expanding our cycle training operations and branching out into other cycling and training related services, there will be opportunities to evaluate new projects from a financial perspective.

BikeRight! has recently been acquired by the Be Confident Group and the candidate will be required to get up to speed quickly with current systems and also work with the Group Finance Manager to integrate the two business into new working systems.

For the right candidate, there may be the opportunity to grow the working hours and scope of the role as the company grows.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce monthly management accounts, detailed by service channel, to enable management team to assess financial performance and results against budgets, forecast and previous financial periods accounts
  • Cash flow management, including monitoring and minimizing aged debtors and forecasting incoming and outgoing cash
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts and financial models using ‘what if’ scenarios
  • Development and preparation of weekly management updates
  • Analysis and interpretation of sales, profit, cost and balance sheet reports of the business
  • Preparation of staff payroll including employer NIC/PAYE payments
  • Review and payment of all staff expenses in line with company expense policy
  • Reconciliation of management accounts to movement in company bank account
  • Settling supplier invoices and payments
  • Responsibility for petty cash including maintenance of petty cash records and completion of a cash
reconciliation at each month end
  • Banking of cash and cheques received
  • Manage company pension scheme
  • Preparation and submission of VAT and PAYE returns
  • Supporting external accountants in preparation of annual accounts
  • Provide financial information for tenders, bids and grant applications
  • Any other duties requested by the Directors and Group Finance Manager


  • A strong background in Accounting and Finance is essential. ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified preferred
  • Excellent communication in dealing with External and Internal Stakeholders
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Great administration skills
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced Excel, and ability to pick up new systems quickly
  • Ability to use Quickbooks financial management system
  • Knowledge of the cloud accounting software. Freeagent advantageous

Person Specification:

  • High level of IT literacy, able to use Microsoft Office (including Excel and Word) and database systems to a proficient level
  • Proven track record in financial management in a SME
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Able to liaise with agencies/customers and suppliers
  • Excellent face to face, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to manage own workload
  • Over-arching concern for quality
  • Operates with integrity and honesty at all times
  • Able to set up new systems
  • Committed to the well being of the company and proactive in business development and growth
  • Able to prioritise work in line with company goals
  • Is highly personally motivated and positive in attitude
  • Will take the initiative and develop innovative solutions to problems
  • Always willing to take full responsibility for own actions/inactions
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Contributes to friendly working environment
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Flexible in attitude and skills
  • Always respects rules of confidentiality & behaves in a non–discriminatory manner
  • Committed to own professional development
  • At all times works in a way consistent with and supportive of the values and standards of Bikeright!

Position Details:

The salary package is £30k on a pro-rata salary 3 days per week. We will consider flexible and part time working for the right candidate. General office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.30

  • The post is 24 hours per week, to be worked flexibly
  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus Bank Holidays
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required
  • Holiday entitlement is 25 days pro rata, plus bank holidays per year
  • Chartered Accountant, member of ICAEW, CIMA or ACCA
  • Undertake regular Continual Professional Development training

Other Benefits:

  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Stakeholder Pension available
  • Discounted staff rates on bikes, equipment and clothin
  • Flexible working to suit the individual and BikeRight! at the discretion of the Managing Director & Group Finance Manager

How to Apply:

  • If this role is genuinely of interest, please submit your CV and covering letter via email.
  • Your covering letter should summarise why you are a good fit for this position at BikeRight! and must also include the following:
    • Up to 100 words on your thoughts on cycling in Manchester
    • A paragraph on a memorable life experience
    • A favourite quote

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