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Finance Manager

Job Reference booker/TP/229772/22447

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Planned Number of Hires:
Contract Type:
Temporary Cover
Working Pattern:
Working Hours:
Salmon Fields, Oldham
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Support Centre Roles
Best Logistics
Business Area:
Best Logistics

What's in it for you

Benefits:  Pension, 29 days Holiday, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme.

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing & Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • 25% discount at all Pizza Express & Pizza Hut Restaurants (exc. buffet & deals)
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Pension – save up to 6% and Best will match your contribution
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme

A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata

About the role

**This role is maternity cover, up to 12 months **

This role plays a key part in the Best Finance team and is part of its finance leadership team. Managing both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable it not only ensures that our suppliers are paid, and customers pay, on-time but it also ensures cash is managed effectively in Best.

A significant part of the debt collection process included is being responsible for managing our credit insurance policy, with both our broker insurer. Finally, continuing to develop our processes going forwards is important including the move to paperless working with projects such as EDI.

The successful candidate will be able to successfully manage key finance teams for the business, influence leadership stakeholders and manage relations with 3rd parties such as customers.

You will be responsible for

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and supporting two direct reports to ensure effectiveness of the AP/AR functions within Finance
  • Managing the Accounts Receivable Team and liaising with customers to ensure that customer receipts are received as per contractual agreements and that aged debt is minimal
  • Ensuring that all trade customer debt is covered by a form of security as per the customer contracts. This includes managing the credit insurance policies and cover, and ensuring that any customer that cannot attain a sufficient level of credit insurance is covered by an alternative security e.g. LOC/bond
  • Reviewing customer balances against credit limits on an ongoing basis, to ensure no customers are overtrading or forecasted to overtrade their limit and putting corrective action in place to mitigate
  • Signing off new franchisee customer account openings, ensuring that all documentation has been received and checked
  • Managing the Accounts Payable Team to ensure that all supplier invoices are processed, and any queries resolved in a timely manner
  • Completing the BFL daily cash flow forecast that feeds into the Booker Group, liaising with the Booker Treasury team on any queries
  • Reviewing and signing off Balance Sheet recs at month end to ensure no unexpected items
  • Collaborating with the wider BFL/Booker teams on projects that will enhance the business’ effectiveness – both departmental and the wider business

You will need

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • The successful candidate will be able to successfully manage key finance teams for the business, influence leadership stakeholders and manage relations with 3rd parties such as customers.

About The Company

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country.  We operate over 190 cash and carry branches, eight distribution centres, five Best Food Logistics sites, as well as six support centre locations across the UK.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Booker and Best where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. Our workplace is one where differences are valued, and all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We not only celebrate and embrace diversity and build inclusion but recognise the value and opportunities this brings.  Our inclusive culture makes our company stronger and is fundamental to our core purpose: serving customers, communities and the planet a little better every day.  Everyone’s welcome at Booker.

How we support disabled colleagues and candidates is key to our inclusive culture; we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support you can expect, please contact

Please note

We can only accept candidates over the age of 18 if the role requires working before 6:15 am or after 9:45 pm or involves working in areas such as the warehouse, beers, wines & spirits, and driving roles.

On the occasions where we have high volumes of applicants, some roles may close earlier than the advertised end date in order for us to manage all of the applicants appropriately. We will only be able to offer individual feedback to those candidates who attend an interview.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however, is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*

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