Role details

Finance Manager

Milton Keynes   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Finance Manager / Finance Business Partner
  • Manufacturing Organisation

About Our Client

My client are a division of a leading R&D and manufacturing group with £3bn profit

Job Description

Technical duties:

  • Monitor the performance of the business by identifying and escalating to the Management Accountant and /or Divisional Finance, as needed, variances in financial position.
  • Prepare accurate and complete monthly management accounts for the UK, according to scheduled deadlines.
  • Prepare half-year and year-end financial information for FA packs, and provide other input and support to the reporting process as directed.
  • Assist the Management Accountant and/or Divisional Finance in the preparation of financial budgets and other strategy documents.
  • Leading monthly budgetary feedback to various department heads with Actual spend V budget, reporting back the Management Accountant any variances.
  • Ensure compliance with financial controls and procedures outlined in the Group control manual, and local policies and procedures.
  • Managing, maintaining and forecasting daily cash flow,
  • Develop and maintain relevant procedures and control schedules to support finance and other areas within the wider business, with a view to train others.
  • Monitor and analysis fixed establishment costs to highlight and identify where wastages occur and savings can be made.
  • Coordinate and facilitate a monthly forecasting meeting to provide input to the forecasting process.
  • Prepare statutory returns, including UK VAT, Intrastat, National Statistics.
  • Lead the credit control function for the business, completing credit checks on new and existing customers, monitoring and proactively highlighting any exposures to Management. Thereafter implementing any agreed course of action.
  • Provide finance support to the commercial team with regards to after service sales and warranty claims. To calculate and maintain the warranty provision
  • Maintain the fixed assets register and calculate depreciation in accordance with policy.
  • Act as the lead with capital expenditure proposals by providing financial input, gathering data, and ensuring the format and content are in line with Capex procedures.
  • Prepare key control accounts and reconciliations. Review reconciliations prepared by the Finance Administrator to ensure accuracy and completeness..
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Candidates must be able to challenge ideas in the right way and work with senior management team to influence commercial decision making
  • communicate with confidence with non-finance stakeholders
  • drive forward business change using initiative
  • working knowledge of IFRS
  • Group treasury experience
  • Large group reporting
  • Project Accounting

The Successful Applicant

  • 1.1 Essential Experience / Qualifications

      • CIMA/ACCA qualified
      • Experience of IFRS reporting requirements
      • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent (grade C or above)
      • Numerate and IT literate with Microsoft Office experience to a high level, especially Excel.
      • Experience of Pegasus Opera, Operations II and XRL an advantage
  • Experience in project accounting an advantage

  • 1.2 Essential Personal Skills / Competencies

    • Good attention to detail, accurate and meticulous
    • Well organized, able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), including the ability to deal with internal and external contacts over the telephone and by e-mail; providing excellent customer service to internal customers
    • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team

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