Finance Manager

Redditch Permanent
  • Act as a business partner to other functions in order to help improve results
  • You will be ready to take the step to manager with a manufacturing background.

About Our Client

Large listed manufacturing business.

Job Description

  • Mentor and contribute to the development of other Finance team members including goal setting and performance review.
  • Prepare monthly forecasts and annual profit plan for 2 ledgers.
  • Review variances to forecast and profit plan and provide explanations and advice to management on achieving targets.
  • Maintain a strong control environment, within Finance and other functions. Co-ordinate monthly balance sheet reviews with finance team, SOX compliance and ensuring adherence to business policies within and outside of the Finance function in order to safeguard assets.
  • Supervise month-end closing activities and ensure close is completed within deadlines whilst maintaining and improving the culture of no surprises and SOX compliance.
  • Provide meaningful and on time financial reporting.
  • Provide financial leadership and mentoring to other functions
  • Ensure the standard costing system is accurately maintained and variances understood, drive operational performance improvements with cost information and results.
  • Work in partnership with Shared Services in order to manage & improve processes in Working Capital Management.
  • Ensure compliance to indirect tax rules & regulations including Customs Duty.
  • Support Lean activities to ensure optimum efficiencies are achieved, cost out opportunities identified, and financial impact accurately recorded.
  • Exert strong controls over inventory and E&O, including standard cost updates,physical inventory verification, periodic cycle counts, etc.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required by the Plant Controller, Plant Manager and FED.

The Successful Applicant

  • Chartered or Certified Accountant (CIMA)
  • ERP Experience essential, MFG pro ideal
  • Sound working knowledge of GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and local statutory requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of Corp, region/division, and plant reporting policies
  • Technical capability to prepare, analyse and interpret financial and operational data/reports
  • Superior analytical and thinking skills; Intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability
  • Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment including cost accounting exposure within an ERP system.
  • Experience of working and communicating with shop floor and supply chain/manufacturing teams, this will include inventory, stock valuation and month end
  • Experience of liaising with external consultancies in relation to tax, assisting auditors and taxation auditing
  • Candidates will need some supervisory experience
  • Day to day accounting experience regarding moth end, stock right offs, p&l reporting stock valuation
  • Experience of Sox.

What's on Offer

Competitive package and benefits.

Louise O'Donoghue
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Phone number
+44 121 634 6920

Job summary

Finance Manager
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Consultant name
Louise O'Donoghue
Consultant phone
+44 121 634 6920
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