Finance Manager


Up to £50000 per annum


United Kingdom,--Preston

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Our Client has an opportunity for a Finance Manager to join their successful and well-respected finance team. You will be based in Preston. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £50,000 per annum plus benefits.

The company is well known consumer and B2C brand with a rich history in innovation. This is an exciting time to join a growing business. You can make a significant impact in driving efficiencies and delivering savings, as they strive to continually improve their operations.

About the role:

As a Finance Manager, you will be joining an organisation that recognises the value that strong financial acumen can bring. You will be an active business partner with Directors and Managers in the operational teams, in this highly business focussed role. You will provide financial support, analysis and guidance to Production, Logistics, Supply Chain and R&D teams, actively challenging financial and business assumptions and plans, acting as a strong sounding board for all finance related decisions.

Skills and experience required to be our Finance Manager:

  • CIMA or ACCA qualified with minimum 5 years PQE
  • Management accounting / finance management experience
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment with standard costing principles
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Advanced Excel skills and working experience of SAP or other ERP system
  • Strong Margin Analysis
  • Experience of working with BI / BW tools
  • Experience of effectively resolving problems relating to operational budgeting and forecasting

Key duties and responsibilities of our Finance Manager:

  • Monthly and ad hoc accurate management information reports and management of month end procedures
  • Provision of finance support service to operations, with line management responsibility for ? direct report
  • Preparation, analysis and reporting of all financial data relating to Operations
  • Regular reporting to Group of savings achieved through business projects
  • Monthly variance analysis including recoveries, yield and stock. Management of stock take / cycle counting accuracy
  • Management / reporting of WIP
  • Determination of, analysis and reporting of key drivers for operations
  • Accuracy of product costs in SAP, including BOM's
  • Produce annual budgets and rolling forecasts quarterly
  • Drive clear understanding of operational performance through regular meetings with operational managers

Wat is on offer for you:

Alongside our attractive base salary and excellent working environment, other benefits we offer include:

  • 28 days basic annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • 34.5 hours per week
  • Generous pension plan
  • Private health insurance

Personal values and behaviours are also very important and they are looking for a Finance Manager who is customer focussed, instils trust, collaborates and drives results.

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact me on 07928592504

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