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Interim Management Accountant

Robert Walters
Wirral, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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This high growth Manufacturing organisation on the Wirral are recruiting for an Interim Management Accountant on an initial 3-6 month basis.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, your core duties will include;

  • Working with assigned business partners to develop an understanding of departmental goals, then translating these into financial targets and budgets.
  • Building the annual budget for nominated departments and securing buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Producing regular reforecasts using business knowledge of current performance trends.
  • Gathering data for the production of longer-term forecasting.
  • Generating standardised management reports that provide insightful performance analysis in a timely manner.
  • Carrying out financial analysis to investigate deviations from target performance, working with the business partners to initiate timely interventions.
  • Gaining a deep understanding of the cost levers underpinning financial performance and sharing this with business partners to initiate improvements where possible.
  • Developing skills to utilise the ERP system and other supporting tools to automate as much reporting as possible, freeing up more time for analysis.
  • Meeting with business partners on a regular basis to build successful relationships, resulting in better business knowledge and increased commercial acumen.
  • Collaborating with other team members to maintain a high performing finance function.
  • Seeking opportunities to continually develop skills and management accounting expertise.

Key requirements;

  • Qualified or part-qualified in a recognised accountancy qualification
  • Management accounting experience gained in a process manufacturing industry e.g. chemicals or oils
  • Experience of working with business partners in an engineering or production management role
  • Previous use of ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle
  • Experience of using alternative data warehousing or reporting tools such as Hyperion, Power BI or others
  • Use of all Microsoft Office packages with strong Excel skills
  • Good communication skills - able to interpret complex financial data and explain it simply.
  • Evidence of initiative - self-starter, developing new ways of reporting or analysing data.
  • Analytical skills - comfortable working with large amounts of data from multiple sources.
  • Interpersonal skills - able to form successful working relationships.
  • Reporting skills - produce quality analysis or output that is meaningful to recipients.
  • Ability to operate calmly under pressure.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any candidate looking for the chance to get their foot in the door in a fantastic, high growth, international manufacturing business on the Wirral on an initial short term contract.

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