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Job Title: Head of Finance

Team: Finance

Responsible to: Management Accountant, Finance Assistant and Scheduling and Commercial Coordinator.

Why we’re here: At Chill Factorᵉ, our mission is to be the number 1 visitor attraction in the North and we will do this by consistently amazing, educating and inspiring our guests. We continuously invest in both our unique environment and our team; who passionately deliver memorable, fun and safe activities, along with outstanding guest service.

We will only achieve our mission by employing individuals whose personal values are aligned with our team values. We are looking for passionate people, who can live the spirit of challenge, seek to amaze in how and what they deliver, can do the right thing and be professional.

Welcome to Chill Factore!

Why you’re here: As a deputy to the Director of Finance, the Head of Finance is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the finance team and providing commercial support to the wider business. The key areas of responsibility include: Management Accounting, Revenue management, Commercial & Management reporting, financial processes & controls, Payroll, VAT, Ad-hoc analysis and reporting. The majority of the Head of Finance’s time is spend working on revenue management & commercial projects alongside the sales & marketing teams, with the remainder spent managing the finance team and overseeing their outputs. A hugely important part of this role is supporting the rest of the business in providing an amazing guest experience, achieved through making sure your duties are performed to the fullest extent of their ability.

To be successful you will need to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:-

  • To hold a professional accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Experienced in driving improvements to commercial performance through provision of information, analysis, insight and recommendations.
  • Ability to collate monthly management accounts with minimal supervision, including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash flows, quickly identifying and rectifying errors.
  • Ability to produce and analyse a variety of MI reports, working with very large sets of data in Excel.
  • Experience in managing and coaching staff, building high-performing teams.
  • Experience of managing a comparable finance operation or activity in a relevant environment.
  • Ability to quickly learn software packages in use (SAGE accounting, SAGE payroll, Power BI reporting)
  • Ability to manage payroll and pensions and have an understanding of legal and statutory requirements
  • Strong financial management skills, including formulating budgets, budget monitoring, stock control, cost control.
  • Ability to identify, suggest & develop improvements to the various IT systems in place (in conjunction with specialist technical IT teams) to provide improvements in reporting and efficiency
  • A comprehensive awareness of standard financial practices, routines and procedures – sales and purchase ledger, bank reconciliation, cash handling and credit control etc.
  • Awareness of HMRC regulations, especially regarding PAYE, VAT, Corporation Tax, Minimum wage.
  • Ability to develop and implement systems and procedures required to operate the attractions’ financial processes.
  • Sound IT skills including in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • The ability to understand and analyse figures with a keen eye for detail.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Able to work effectively with minimal management guidance/supervision.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility & work resiliently under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Able to respond effectively to changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

This is a unique opportunity to further your career with a growing business and in addition to this we offer the following benefits:

  • A unique working environment
  • Company recognition and incentive schemes
  • Team Member of the month award
  • Team social events – including Christmas and Summer parties
  • Department and cross department training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay scheme
  • Trafford City ‘Tribe’ Membership – for local discounts
  • In Store Partner Discounts
  • Weekly Staff ‘Shred’ – Employee only slope time
  • Unlimited use of the main slope
  • Unlimited snowsports lessons
  • 30% friends and family discount

Find out more about our benefits here

Please note: This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by Friday 10th May 2019. Applications submitted after this deadline may not be considered.

Interviews will take place week commencing 13th May 2019. 

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