The MEL Group are family run, with a realistic goal to be a £100 million a year business. We are a total engineering solution provider to the global aerospace and defence market and to industry in general.

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join the team at Didsbury Engineering based in Wilmslow.

You will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of the Monthly Management Accounts including deviance investigation
  • Oversee Sales and Purchase Ledger and Cash Flow management, reporting to senior management/Group Head Office
  • Work Collaboratively with Sales and Contracts to manage customer agreements
  • Build and maintain a professional relationship with internal and external stakeholders including auditors, tax advisors and HMRC representatives
  • Oversee reconciliation of banking, company credit and fuel cards
  • Line Management responsibility for the Finance Department including workload planning and distribution, recruitment, performance and absence management, disciplinary and grievance management etc.
  • Adhoc Finance project work as required
  • Orchestrate and report on mid and annual stock takes
  • Maintaining and updating fixed asset records
  • Consistent challenging and reporting of key business costs such as the supply chain or capital investments

Essential Personal Skills / Attributes:

  • 5+years finance experience
  • Computer literate, able to use standard office software
  • Familiarity with Sage Payroll, or similar, coupled with GDPR awareness
  • Professional conduct demonstrated at all times with the ability to remain calm under pressure/working to tight deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail, methodical approach to work ensuring accuracy at all times
  • Positive, common-sense approach to workload management and collaborative working
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to motivate self and others using positive methods
  • Good interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and trustworthiness

Desirable Skills / Attributes::

  • AAT level 3 Qualification or Higher
  • Payroll experience
  • Previous experience working in a SME
  • Previous Line Management experience


This is a permanent role, Monday to Friday, working 37.5 hours per week during the hours of 09:00am – 5:00pm with a daily half hour lunch break.

In return you will have the support to develop and grow within an ever-expanding company, with benefits such as 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and free parking.

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