Ref - Finance Director/Head of Finance/Financial Controller – Ref 5500

Finance Director/Head of Finance/Financial Controller

Commercially focused qualified accountant (FCCA) with experience in manufacturing and engineering finance teams, including working with sales and operations. Considerable experience in business partnering, development of pricing strategies and commercial proposals, financial appraisals and modelling, underpinned by strong influencing, analytical and communication skills and a desire to achieve results and successful outcomes.  
  • Develop the weekly P&L reporting model to enable weekly variance reporting to budget and previous
    weeks forecast. This includes sales expectations, production overhead costs and manufacturing
    absorption variances, sales and admin overhead spend.
  • Develop customer margin reporting model to show variances year on year. This will be used as the
    standard cost benchmark for the new ERP system currently being developed ready for implementation
  • Successful management of a “right-sizing the business” project
  • Successful contribution to the business sales due-diligence process
  • Prepare and report weekly P&L forecast to report budget variances to the Leadership team.
  • Report monthly P&L budget and prior year variances
  • Report monthly to managers on their departments’ financial performance.
  • Report monthly customer margins to the Operations, Sales, and European Leadership teams.
  • Review and comment on potential new customer pricing lists.
  • Manage all CAPEX project approvals and if project launched monitor and report on spend.
  • Liaise with the Site Operations Director, Sales Director, and Department Managers daily to coordinate all business activities.
  • Plant performance reporting to the Leadership Group.
  • Liaise with the European accounts team to ensure accounting transactions are processed accurately, timely and reflect operations at the Plant.
  • Annual budget preparation
  • Mapping multi-currency trial balances from individual subsidiaries to a new group consolidation
    accounts package.
  • Liaise with the subsidiaries’ finance teams to obtain data and develop the process to enable the transfer of data from several accountancy packages into the group consolidation accounts package.
  • Prepare year-end statutory accounts under FRS 102.
  • Prepare budget reports for members of the senior management board at head office.
  • Develop the month-end reporting suite of graphs and charts for the individual subgroups.
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