Finance Manager

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Be part of a small, friendly Finance team, reporting to the Finance Director. This is a hands-on role in a manufacturing SME with responsibility for the day to day operations of the Accounts department and scope to make an impact following the implementation of a new MIS system.


  • Ensuring the accurate and timely production of the monthly management accounts including monthly journals and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of board pack including meaningful analysis and commentary on variances and trends and development of new reports where required
  • Production of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Manage audit process and preparation of audit schedules
  • Cash flow reporting and forecasts
  • Management and development of an Accounts Assistant
  • Ensure strong financial controls are in place across stock, cash, AP, AR and make improvements to processes and procedures where appropriate
  • Completion and submission of VAT submissions


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA) with a background in a manufacturing or industrial organisation
  • Previous line management experience would be desirable
  • Experience using production systems and high level of proficiency in MS excel, preferably with experience working with ODBC queries
  • Proven ability to add value via analysis and reporting
  • Experience in implementing processes and improving controls
  • Ability to form strong working relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues at various seniority levels
  • Able to work autonomously and manage own workload


  • Covid-Secure site
  • Competitive salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free secure car parking
  • Central Hertford location with transport links nearby
  • 26 days annual leave

The company

SAPG is a well-established provider of security printing and data services to the UK and worldwide.  The group comprises two companies – Stephen Austin ( security printing and distribution services for examination and electoral bodies and GradeMaker ( SAAS assessment software and data services for examination bodies.

Because of the sensitive nature of the duties, the post-holder will be expected to complete a basic criminal record check.