Finance Manager

Reference: 210


Middlesbrough, Teesside
£40,000 — £45,000


Today: team-focused Finance Manager.

Tomorrow: Finance Director and a seat on the board of a successful UK business?



About the opportunity


Polar is a well-respected and successful supplier of commercial windows, doors, curtain walling and associated architectural ironmongery. We’ve built a reputation for being highly professional, reliable and trustworthy.


Now, we’re looking for an ambitious, can-do accountant to slot in to our close-knit team. You’ll be reporting to and learning from our MD (who is our former FD), gradually taking on his financial responsibilities. Clearly, it’s a great opportunity to show what you can do and progress.


Part of our senior management team, you’ll gain a first-hand perspective on the financial strategy behind a successful contracting and manufacturing business. With the right work-ethic, there’s every opportunity to grow into a Financial Director role with us over the next 3-5 years.



A hands-on role


On paper, this is a typical finance management role. You’ll oversee a team to ensure our P&L and balance sheets are maintained to high standards, prepare reports for monthly board meetings, manage and maintain ledgers and take care of weekly cash flow forecasts and reviews.


In practice, there’s much more to it than that. If you’re happy being hands on, you’ll be in your element here – a manager and mentor to your three-strong team and a valuable, visible presence for managers across the business, translating financial information into meaningful commercial information. You’ll also work with the MD to help prepare forecasts, budgets and projections and liaise externally with accountants, auditors and statutory bodies.



About you


To apply, you’ll need to be a qualified accountant with proven accounting experience in a contracting, construction or manufacturing environment. Analytical and methodical in your approach, you’ve shown you can manage and motivate a team to share your own high standards. Naturally, you can confidently use Excel and other finance software.


To succeed, you’ll need the right personal characteristics. We’re a dedicated team, many of us long-serving, with a passion for our products and the service we deliver. Like us, you’ll need to be hungry, yet humble – a positive personality who’s keen to support others. We’re looking for an honest, hardworking streak too; you’re never afraid to admit your mistakes. Finally, you’ll need to be smart: always looking for ways to grow your skills, to improve the processes and systems you’re working with, and to inspire those around you.




Find out more


Don’t miss your window of opportunity. To find out more about the role, the business and the benefits, please talk, in confidence, to our retained consultant Paul Card on 01740 617667 or email



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