Finance Manager

Domegge di Cadore, Italy
Dependent on Experience
14 Jul 2021
14 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Please note this is a permanent full-time role, based in Domegge di Cadore, Italy and reports into the Chief Financial Officer.

Purpose of Job/Key objectives

The Financial Manager is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the finance function in Italy over two trading companies, the manufacturing and the wholesale logistics entities, to ensure all financial data is accurately processed into the accounting systems on a timely basis, and that all stakeholders can fully rely upon the financial information provided.

Daily Operations

  • Management of the day to day activities of the finance function and oversee the finance team
  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts, including Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cashflow reports adhering to set deadlines for the two trading entities
  • To ensure all relevant journal entries, accruals, prepayments, fixed assets, and all other balance reconciliations are processed
  • Preparation of year-end Financial Accounts and liaison with Auditors
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly statutory returns, including VAT returns, Intrastat and EC Sales Lists
  • General ad hoc reporting for the CFO
  • Assist the CFO in financial modelling and analysis, including budgets, forecasts and cash flow
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly inventory reports, and oversee all stocktaking activities to ensure the valuations are a true reflection of the inventory in hand
  • Analysis of inventory margins to maximise profitability
  • Work with the manufacturing team to analyse all production costs, agree standard costs and update periodically to ensure that gross profit is maintained
  • Liaise with the product development and design team to prepare indicative costs of new product designs to ensure that they are within the agreed pricing structure to ensure adequate profitability
  • Implementation of and maintenance of robust internal control systems across the organisation by identifying problems, improving practices and writing new procedures
  • Lead the implementation of new systems to provide enhanced reporting and analysis for the business
  • To oversee all courier agreements to ensure best prices are achieved combined with efficient and accurate deliveries to customers
  • To work with the finance team and act as a mentor to provide assistance and advice where required
  • Liaise with 3rd parties where required, including accountants, auditors and banks


  • Demonstrate commitment to development and raising personal and professional standards
  • Motivate the finance team by leading by example and set a positive and professional atmosphere in the business

Work Experience:

  • Fully qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent with previous financial control and management reporting experience
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a small accounting team
  • A confident self-starter with the ability to operate within a growing business
  • Ability to act as an agent for change through the implementation of new processes and procedures
  • Experience in implementation of reporting systems
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety

Core Competencies:

  • Analysis and Reporting
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making

Motivational aptitude:

  • Organised, resourceful and a positive approach to work
  • Ability and willingness to work with flexibility and to respond to the current and future needs of the business
  • Ability to work in a “change” environment and able to deal with multiple priorities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills

Personal & Positive aptitude:

  • Remaining professional, using tact and diplomacy with sensitivity, stating facts before feelings
  • Passion for your profession
  • Offering to help the team and collaborate to get the job done and encouraging suggestions / new ideas
  • Committed to delivery of outstanding service
  • Demonstrates ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees
  • Lead by example in areas of personal character, commitment, selling skills, and work habits
  • Hands on, can do, approach
  • Commitment to quality and best practice
  • Positive, self-motivated and committed to achieving results
  • Problem solver

Note: To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.