Finance Manager

What makes us different

Our determination and our Vision is to be the Number 1 Waste Management Broker in the UK. We will deliver this through setting ourselves apart from our competitors and being the waste management company of choice.

Our people are the key to our success, you drive our success by making a difference, innovating and putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

You might say we are a different type of corporate and we are looking for a different type of team member.

What we expect you to do

This key role within our finance function will see you being the lynch pin between the Finance Director and our 2 transactional teams of which you will manage the team leaders. You will be tasked with reporting creditor and debtor information to the Finance Director. Also, within this rapidly growing SME you will be required to improve process and implement automation.

You will be someone who likes to dot I’s and cross t’s, detail focused with an ability to embed strong process.

We have a strategic 5-year plan in place which will see the company more than double in revenue size and as the business grows, it will be your financial controls that help keep everything on an even keel.

This is a new role and provides an exciting opportunity to the successful candidate to really make their mark within the organisation. In an ideal world, you will have worked in a rapidly growing SME and be able to demonstrate that you have driven change and developed a high performing team.

You will need to be able to

Manage intercompany reporting between UKWSL and its sister companies.

Lead and manage the finance team of 2 functional teams, providing on the job training and mentoring.

Lead and deliver change management including automation.

Analyse debtors and creditors regularly and make recommendations.

Work closely with the Treasury Analyst to optimise debtors & creditors.

Develop finance KPI’s.

Report and provide commentary on financial ratio’s.

Work closely with the Senior Management Accountant to ensure transparency, consistency and efficiency of reporting.

Deliver and document processes within the finance function.

The skills you will need are

Inspirational leadership – you must have the ability to motivate and enthuse your team to deliver the vision that the Board of Directors set.

Decision making – you will be able to independently make difficult and strong decisions and be able to implement them quickly and effectively.

Strategic thinking – you need to have the ability to anticipate change and take advantage of the benefits it could bring. You will be able to challenge beliefs that are held by others and yourself to enable you to think critically.

Highly effective communication skills – you must listen well, ask good questions, build superb relationships, write clearly and talk with confidence. You must be able to create and deliver exceptional presentations to groups of all sizes.

Efficient organisation – you will need to work quickly and accurately with a strong eye for detail, so that your customers always get a good high-quality service.

Efficient time management – to be able to manage your own workload through effective time management.

Confident and capable IT skills – you will be using Microsoft Office and Accounting Packages, you need to have a good level of competence, being able to operate with confidence and without supervision.

Make Change – the ability to be analytical and to deliver recommendations and changes through your analysis.

You will have

Experience working with a turnover in excess of £20m

Experience working with high volumes of customers and suppliers

Advanced Excel skills

Prior experience of managing a team

Sage 200 experience desirable

Commercial acumen

Resilience and drive to achieve results

We will give you

The opportunity to grow with a business through a tailored performance development programme.

A competitive salary.

An annual company performance related bonus.

Enhanced holiday allowance.

Employer contributory pension scheme.

A great place to work.


You will report to the Group Finance Director.

You will be based in Newark, Nottinghamshire at our Head Office location.


If you think you hold to attributes suitable to work for UKWSL then please apply online with your covering letter and your CV to or press the apply button.

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We endeavour to get back to you within 5 workings days of putting forward your application. For any more information then please call 01636 640 744 and ask for recruitment.