Job Details

  • Reference No.LW/1525
  • DepartmentOperational Finance
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationManchester
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toFinancial Controller, Specialist Businesses
  • Closing Date11/09/2017 12:00 am
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Finance Manager (Cimandis) – Manchester

There’s every chance you’ll have eaten our food, so why not share our success and come and work for us? Bidfood is a leading wholesale food distributor and the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers across the UK, ranging from pubs to schools, from restaurants to care homes and everything in between.

This is a multi-functional, highly visible position working with operations, sales and finance functions. Forming an integral part of the Cimandis team, the key responsibilities of the role are to ensure overall effective financial management and reporting of the Cimandis business, actively contributing towards the financial planning and growth of the business.

Working within strict deadlines, the key components of the role include:

  • The generation of accurate period end accounts (P&L, balance sheet and cash)
  • Co-ordination, interpretation and communication of trading performance.
  • Delivery of value adding management information with regular reporting at senior and middle management level throughout the company.
  • Development and maintenance of a sound accounting environment.
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts in accordance with company accounting policies.
  • Detailed cash forecasting and treasury management (bank reconciliation, petty cash and expense management)
  • Responsible for purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash management functions.
  • Direct line management of 4 staff in total.
  • Managing relationships with 3rd party payroll service provider.

To be successful in this role you will require excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure. Good Microsoft Excel skills and previous team supervision are essential. Ideally the successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of success in a financial environment.

There is a business travel need with this role, You will be expected to visit the channel islands on at least one occasion per period. More frequent visits may be required during migration and budgeting. We believe in our food, and we know that our people are so very important in our success. Working for us, you’ll not be just a number; you’ll be part of an inspiring team where your views count.


Pension, 25 days holiday pa, childcare vouchers, personal accident scheme, employee discount, healthcare cash plan, personal accident insurance, free parking.


To apply, please complete an application form which can be collected at the depot, or send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference LW/1525 to: Dawn Gould, Financial Controller, Specialist Businesses, Bidfood, Langley Road South, Salford, Manchester, M6 6TZ. Email:

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