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Interim Finance Manager

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Job Introduction

Interim Finance Manager

Salary up to 55,000 dependent on experience

6 month secondment

FT 35 hours per week

Hybrid - Ashford 1-2 days per week

We are looking for a proactive, Interim Finance Manager to join our established team for a period of 6 months. You will take responsibility for finance data analysis and reporting of several key areas across our Cruise business. Duties will include taking ownership of theMI function of the financeteam and support with several areas of reporting.

You will be required to have experience in a similar role andpartnering with the business on several areas of keys costs.

In return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, where you will have the opportunity to learn new skills while providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.

So, if this role is of interest to you then please dont delay, take a look at the role requirements below and get in touch and apply today!

**Please note this is a 6 month fixed term role so you will need to be available to start as of March 4th. Unfortunately we cannot accept anyone with a notice period of longer than 1 week.**

Role Responsibility

  • Ownership of the internal MI reporting and data analysis function within the finance team.

  • Supporting the business with updating sales forecasts on a regular basis.

  • Responsibility for Travel insurance returns and associated reporting.

  • Preparation of Crew Payroll.

  • Business Partnering for several cost centres Crew Payroll, Technical, Marketing and Entertainment.

  • Submission of actual results and forecast into the group consolidation system (Cognos Controller experience beneficial).

  • IFRS 15 journal postings across the Cruise function.

  • Ad-hoc management accounting tasks at month end.

  • Supervising three direct reports.

  • Supporting other requests, such as preparing financial due diligence checks for potential suppliers.

  • Assist with implementing process improvement and proactively progressing/coordinating any actions.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A recently qualified or experienced part-qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMAaccountant.

  • Strong communication skills are essential, being one of the primary points of contact within a small team and communicating directly with customers.

  • Experience managing a small team (you will be managing a team of three in this role)

  • Accuracy and the ability to self-review is key.

  • Exposure to group consolidation and reservation systems.

  • Experience in analysing data.

  • Flexible and able to manage multiple work streams and to cope under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

  • Identify training needs to resolve gaps in knowledge and skills.

  • Historical experience in a similar role

  • Proficient with MS Office applications

  • Provide evidence of having previous experience picking up and learning new systems.

Our Saga Values:

  • Precision Pace- Always owning and making things happen.

  • Empathy Always aware of others.

  • Curiosity Always asking why.

  • Collaboration Always one team, the Saga team!

Package Description

Everyday our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that's why we have put together an amazing benefits package for all colleagues.

**At Saga were radically flexible which means our colleagues have total autonomy over where they work home, hybrid or hub. This role has a hybrid element which means our team come together 1-2 days in our Ashford office per week.**


  • Competitive salary up to 55,000 dependent on experience

  • 35 hours per week, these can be worked flexibly to suit your working style

  • Hybrid working with 1-2 days in our Ashford office per week, the rest from home

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days

  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%

  • Wellbeing programme

  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays

  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave

  • Grandparents leave

  • Company performance related annual bonus - Up to 5%

  • Income protection

  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70years we have become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance andthe Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engagedonthe role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.


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