Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire Line Manager: Head of Commercial Finance Direct Reports: Management Accountants (x2)
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, you will be responsible for providing key financial information, which will aid the business in tracking progress against margin expectations and enabling better-informed decisions by the Board and the Senior Leadership team.
Key Tasks and Accountabilities: - Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in delivering insight into all drivers behind the gross margin at both customer, product and geographical level - Reporting and forecasting distribution expenditure - Responsibility for the preparation of group commissions and rebates - Responsible for the accounts and reporting for several manufacturing business units - Act as the key contact/support for managers by providing accurate, timely, user-friendly reporting and ad-hoc analysis for the manufacturing cost centres - Review, analyse and issue weekly flash reports for labour and material usage for the business - Prepare operational budgets & forecasts for the manufacturing cost centres, detailing key drivers against prior year/version for review - Product costing, specifically responsible for the costing of all new products and existing products; this includes the preparation of cost estimates, as well as maintaining the standard product costs - Business partnering with the supply chain to calculate forecast variances, as well as reporting actual performance to date - Assisting the wider business on large projects with financial analysis and insight - Reviewing the system controls within the Finance software - Development of the Finance Reporting software and implementing it across the wider business - Ownership of the Fixed Asset Register and CAPEX appraisals - Assisting in the annual audit process, providing information to the Company's auditors - Work with the Finance team to streamline internal reporting processes - Coaching and developing the junior management accountant roles - Ad Hoc duties to support the Head of Commercial Finance
Education / Skills / Knowledge / Experience - Professional Finance qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or ACA - Post qualified experience in preparing management accounts and business partnering - Manufacturing and standard costing experience essential - Experience in supporting the development of junior accountants (desired) - New finance system implementation (desired) - Experience of Hive Ups (desired) - Extensive data analysis experience and understanding of financials - Strong excel and systems skills - Experienced in VBA and SQL - AS400 and Sage X3 - Experienced in VBA and SQL (desired) - AS400 and Sage X3 (desired)
Personal Qualities - Commercially minded - A questioning and challenging mindset - Strong attention to detail - Desire to improve existing processes - Attention to detail - Self-motivated