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Job Title:

Financial Manager


1 Burraton Rd, Saltash PL12 6AY

Reports to:



Full time, permanent, 40hrs per week


Circa £35,000, but dependent upon experience

This role is part funded for 12 months by the England European Regional
Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Job Purpose / Summary of Position


Composite Integration are committed to providing a market-leading innovative and well-engineered range of equipment and services to the continually evolving global composite industry.


We are a dedicated, approachable dynamic team with unrivalled experience. We seek to build strong long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers. We work with mutual trust and respect and are willing to support, assist and learn from each other.  With an open mind we work with clear determination to continuously improve and respond positively to the challenges presented.


Simply - We aim to be the innovative leaders in the composite industry.

Job Role

Responsible for the financial health of Composite Integration. Produce
scheduled and regular financial reports  and develop financial practices that
facilitate sound financial management and decision making to enable the
company to continue its strategic goals.

Develop financial reporting to assist with effective short and long term
management decision making. Develop ad hoc reporting as required by
Directors and Management. Responsible for the effective management of the
finance and administration department within Composite Integration.

Job Description


  • Manage the day to day financial operations within the company
    including invoicing, expenditure, payroll, and all other financial

  • Conduct data analysis to monitor company financial status,
    performance and variances to budgets.

  • Provide regular monthly reporting to company directors and managers
    regarding financial status, financial performance and variances to
    budgets as appropriate.

  • Where required, assist the directors and managers with advice and
    recommendations regarding the financial implications of any
    operational or business decisions.

  • Prepare regular analysis of the company’s financial performance,
    including, as appropriate, by department (R&D, manufacturing, tooling,
    ancillaries) using appropriate financial metrics.

  • Conduct appropriate bench marking of financial indicators and metrics
    against sector norms to aid analysis of financial performance and

  • Prepare or evaluate business case proposals including with the use of
    appropriate financial metrics.

  • Prepare financial documentation and accounts (including end of year
    accounts) for the company accountants. Undertake or support any
    financial audits as requested or required.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial legal and regulatory
    requirements, including MTD.

  • Day to day management of the financial (and Administration)
    department employees.

  • Management of both Sterling and Euro Bank accounts.

  • Support directors with any capital expenditure decisions.

  • Assist decision making regarding product pricing and quotes.

  • Support decisions making regarding purchasing strategies, including
    make or buy decisions.

  • Assist in the generation and issuing of all sales invoices and processing
    of all purchase invoices.

  • Manage and monitor inputs and payments in and out from the company
    bank accounts.

  • Ensure all costs, expenses and purchases are authorised, processed,
    invoiced and accurately reconciled to financial bank accounts, records
    and documents as required.

  • Complete financial information using company software, including sage
    & MRP  system.

  • Manage Payroll and petty cash transactions.

  • Manage the setting up of payments and debt management/control.

  • Manage the administration and archiving of invoices, purchasing and
    other financial information physically and electronically as required.

  • Communicate with department managers and colleagues using
    appropriate levels of financial information to enable them to manage
    and monitor any budgets or expenditure.

  • Manage and process company returns for R&D Tax credits and Patent
    Box applications.

  • Provide necessary financial information to support grant applications
    and claims.


Person Specification


  • Minimum requirement AAT qualified

  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA would be desirable

  • Minimum 5 years’ financial management experience, including Payroll,
    in the manufacturing sector.

  • Experience of the preparation and presentation of ad-hoc, monthly and
    annual financial statements, reports and budgetary forecasts.

  • Experience of working at a senior financial level and supporting sound
    financial decision making in line with a company’s strategic goals.

  • Experience of financial management and accounting software package;
    sage and excel (MRP would be desirable).

  • Experience and understanding of the differing business models which
    apply in manufacturing, i.e. design, production, tooling, R&D, supply.

  • From a commercial perspective, understand (identify risk factors / offer
    solutions) and be able to work and support decision making in line with
    the company’s attitude to acceptable risk.


  • Have a real sense of pride in their work with the ability to articulate and
    be a champion for the company’s values, mission statement and
    commercial strategy.

  • An inquisitive and curious approach to understanding all the
    commercial and financial implications of business and operational

  • Good professional communication skills; verbal, numerical, written and
    electronic to financial and non-financial employees and stakeholder.

  • Manufacturing and commercial awareness and acumen, with an
    understanding of processes and related costs.

  • The ability to work confidentially with sensitive financial information.

  • Confident leadership with the ability to take the initiative where needed,
    challenge and raise issues or opportunities when they occur or are

  • A strong team work ethic with the ability to work on ones owns initiative
    as required.

  • Pays high attention to analytical and numerical detail and accuracy.

  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to
    priorities workloads and manage multiple activities when needed.

  • A proactive sense of urgency, persistent self-motivation with a strong
    focus on completion of tasks

  • Focused on the goal, a completer finisher, who scrutinises for errors,
    and painstakingly ensures work is to the highest standards.

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