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04 June 2021

Finance Professional Manchester

Support | Manchester, United Kingdom

At Mainfreight we are anything but typical. This is not your standard crunch, report and repeat role! We want a Finance Professional who has their sleeves rolled up in supporting our branches to develop and maintain sound, risk-proof and future durable financial processes, all this while helping them out with their immediate, daily number needs. Now is the most exciting time.

Air & Ocean Europe has fourteen branches across nine countries in four different currencies. This creates a dynamic variety with the need to think global and act local. Currently we have three branches in the UK; Air & Ocean in London & Manchester and a Warehouse in Woodville

You will become a part of our European Finance team and will grow into a role managing financial operations such as payroll, oversee the invoicing process and submitting quarterly VAT submissions to HMRC. In this role you have continuous contact with operations, customers and suppliers to resolve various issues. You will work on weekly/monthly P&L reporting’s, Balance Sheet Reconciliations and will be a trusted partner to our teams at the real core of our business. As a key member of our finance team you will be responsible in all the financial needs of our European business.

What do we have to offer?

This role has the freedom and encouragement to proactively seek out and develop future initiatives. All this is done from within an autonomous, supportive, ambitious and fun TEAM environment. 

What do we expect from you?

  • Bachelor degree in Finance or similar working experience.
  • Positive energy with a ‘can-do’ attitude! 
  • Take ownership and responsibility.
  • Work together with a team based through Europe. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good technology skills and experience of working with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses






Elif Bilici | Recruiter Mainfreight Development Programme
T: +31 314 672 777
E: careers@eu.mainfreight.com

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