Group Finance Manager - Wing Yip (Permanent)

Alexander Daniels is delighted to be working in exclusive partnership with Wing Yip supermarkets to source their new Group Finance Manager. Wing Yip is a listed, profitable, and high-performing group operating in the retail space, with a strong commercial property portfolio also under its belt. They are cash-rich and have positive cash flow, so this is a really exciting opportunity for someone looking to support their continued growth. You can learn more about the company’s profile on their website:

This role is fully office-based, so you’ll need to prefer working in an office.

Due to the ambitious growth plans of the business, and the ongoing transformation of the finance department, we are seeking a dynamic individual able to thrive in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. You’ll be a proactive accountant, ideally trained in a small/medium-sized accountancy practice, looking to move into industry.

As the Group Finance Manager, you’ll primarily be responsible for:

  • Overseeing monthly reporting, including consolidation of monthly financial reporting and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Review of monthly management accounts
  • Direct line management of a team of 10
  • Driving continuous improvement in the department, and supporting ongoing financial performance projects
  • Financial business partnering a handful of stakeholders across purchasing and operations
  • Production of annual statutory accounts for each entity and group financial statements
  • Taking the group through external audit and dealing with auditors’ queries
  • Ensuring smooth operation of monthly payroll procedures (controlled by two payrollers)
  • Overseeing stock reporting across the four supermarkets
  • Reconciliations of intercompany transactions and accounting on intercompany loans
  • Financial data analysis and problem solving to generate ideas on areas for improvement and solutions
  • Supporting the Group FD in other areas, including FP&A and business planning

Our Ideal Candidate:

Wing Yip is an employer that values the right person above all else, so if you don’t meet all the criteria below, we would still love to hear from you.

  • A qualified accountant, preferably ACA, CA or ACCA
  • Trained within an accountancy practice (within accounts, not just audit)
  • Experienced within SME businesses (advantageous, not essential)
  • Up to date knowledge of IFRS and GAAP
  • Strong user of Excel and accounting systems

What’s On Offer:

On offer is a competitive starting salary, which is flexible depending on the level of candidate applying, so if you feel this role is a little above or below your skill set, please still apply! Additional benefits include:

  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • 30 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • 10% in-store discount
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Quarterly team social events
  • Free banquets on recognised Chinese holidays
  • Private pension
  • Leadership sessions undertaken by external speakers
  • Fantastic working environment and excellent opportunities to progress internally

This vacancy will remain open until it has been filled, but to ensure you don’t lose out apply ASAP with Dan Holloway at Alexander Daniels, as we reserve the right to close this position early should somebody suitable become available.

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