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Assistant Finance Manager

Crick, Caldicot, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Logistics done differently.

Here at XPO Logistics, we are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant to join the team at our head office based in Crick on a permanent, full time basis. This role will be responsible for completion of financial reporting for a multi-site contract ensuring the operation runs efficiently and ensuring all company standards and policies are adhered to.

Pay, benefits and more:

We’re looking to offer a salary of up to £37,000 per annum. In addition, we offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), as well as the option to buy additional days. You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as a cycle to work scheme, a workplace pension and many other perks.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • To produce accurate weekly and monthly customer accounts with detailed variance analysis.
  • To produce accurate weekly and monthly profitability analysis for multi user site.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheets using Blackline including detailed workings/supporting information.
  • To manage and monitor site financial KPI’s and report accordingly for both XPO and customer reporting deadlines - weekly/period/quarterly
  • Monitor controls - i.e. aged debtors, purchase orders, payroll
  • To participate in the creation of the annual operational budgets and interim forecasts for the site in partnership with the site management team, in line with XPO and customer requirements
  • To review contract requirements to fully understand the customer needs, both current and long term, and ensure appropriate solutions are found to ensure the customer’s needs are met in full
  • To visit sites to liaise directly with the site management teams
  • To provide appropriate levels of support and challenge to the Operational Management team
  • To challenge all multi-site discretionary spend
  • Assist internal and external auditors with any enquiries
  • To maintain adequate security measures to ensure overall financial security and data integrity
  • Adherence to ad hoc requests for financial analysis from the site, head office and the customer
  • Provide flexibility and co-operation in covering duties of a related nature not specifically referred to in the job description that may enhance the service provided to the customer
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

This list is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake further duties

What you need to succeed at XPO:

  • Competently demonstrates previous professional experience within a similar role
  • Experience with open and closed book accounting is highly desirable.
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Excel (V lookups, Pivot tables, Sum-Ifs)
  • Knowledge of financial management systems. Experience of SAP, Adaptive and Blackline would be advantageous
  • Proven track record in successfully establishing and maintaining effective business relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Experience managing challenging stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates a ‘can-do’ and proactive attitude
  • Full/Part Qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent

XPO is a leading provider of world-class solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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