Management Information and Forecast Analyst

Huddersfield Permanent
  • Newly created role
  • PE backed international business

About Our Client

David Brown Santasalo combines almost three centuries of gearbox manufacturing experience with a global service presence close to key industrial regions, operating in over 28 global locations with over 1,100 employees.

Originally family owned and founded in 1860, the business began as a pattern manufacturing company, before moving into manufacturing of gears and complete gear units for motor vehicles, aircraft and ships, being instrumental in the production of gearboxes for warships and tanks in WW1. Interestingly, in the 1940s David Brown acquired Aston Martin for a period of time, producing the legendary DB series of Aston Martins which were featured in some James Bond films!

The family sold the business in an MBO in the early 1990s, and since 2012 the business have been backed by N4 Partners, a specialist industrial advisory and investment firm. In 2016, David Brown merged with a Finnish competitor Santasalo, to create David Brown Santasalo and become one of the world's leading mechanical power transmission brands, engineering and manufacturing industrial gearboxes for industries including defence, oil & gas, marine operations, mining, power generation and rail to name a few.

Job Description

We are excited to recruit a newly created position within the Group Finance team.

Reporting into the Group Finance Director, the role will be responsible for the management reporting for the Group, including the month end management accounts and results, preparation and presentation of forecasts and be pivotal in coaching global finance teams to improve processes and financial modelling.

In doing so you will be expected to develop the businesses capability to forecast and model potential future business developments in addition to improving the reporting accuracy and timeliness for Senior management.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and Assessing Group Financial Forecasts and Planning through budgeting and forecasting process
  • Ensure accurate and complete Management Reporting on a monthly and weekly basis providing key information for the assessment of business performance and improvement areas
  • Work with the businesses across the Group to identify potential risks and model opportunities for growth
  • Weekly Forecast Compilation and working with local teams to improve quality of forecasting in addition to helping drive system utilisation and growth
  • Weekly Forecast Review and Presentation to senior management understanding variances against budgets and previous estimates, identifying potential opportunities for the group to improve performance
  • Prepare Month End consolidation and management reporting and manage the wider group reporting process
  • Manage and prepare accounts for Central Costs company and compare to budget
  • Working with SAP team on testing and development
  • Investor Management Information reporting
  • Management of Insurance Portfolio and Renewal processes
  • Systems Support (SAP & BPC) for global and group finance teams

The Successful Applicant

For this role, we are looking for a qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) with prior experience in a manufacturing environment.

SAP experience is essential, as is advanced Excel/data manipulation skills and financial modelling.

A track record in successful process improvement and process automation along with the ability to business partner effectively with stakeholders at all levels is also required.

What's on Offer

DBS operate a hybrid working model with the option to work from home up to 3 days a week.

A competitive salary + company pension is also available.

Sadie O'Callaghan
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+44 11 3243 7714

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Sadie O'Callaghan
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+44 11 3243 7714
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