Finance Manager - Operations

Finance Manager - Operations

  • Location

    South Lanarkshire

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Bradley

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8943

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Working for a leading FMCG Manufacturer in South Lanarkshire and reporting to the Group Finance Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to support, guide and advise the Senior Leadership Teams business decisions through the provision of insightful, relevant and evidence-based financial information ensuring the continued profitability of the business. Manage cost-saving projects through involvement in the creation of new products and the reporting of Operational KPI’s such as waste and efficiencies.

This role has a huge amount of opportunity for somebody to progress and develop their career with a market leader who is going from strength to strength.

Finance Manager – Core responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate delivery of the weekly P&L to senior management with associated narrative explaining the operational performance in the week.
  • Reconciliation of the month end ledgers to the weekly/monthly P&L forecast, understanding and explaining all significant variances
  • Ownership of the monthly management accounts, ensuring timely reporting, accuracy of numbers and value add commentary explaining the period performance.
  • Taking responsibility for the full P&L to ensure timely, accurate and robust financial forecasting throughout the budget process. This will involve strong stakeholder management to collate information from other financial teams (i.e. commercial/supply chain/etc).
  • Ownership of bridging financial forecasts to previous forecast, understanding any significant differences, and collating the new financial forecast in to a presentation that can be distributed to senior management.
  • Manage the operational balance sheet, including accruals, prepayments & fixed assets.
  • Management of BOM system including bi-annual review, reviewing; efficiencies, waste, cost in preparation of the budget and forecast, material and labour usage.
  • Support the delivery of the internal training and development programme’s through robust business partnering and monthly reporting. 
Required skills, knowledge and experience:

The ideal candidate would be 2-3 years post qualification and working in a similar role within a fast paced manufacturing environment. Qualified to CIMA, ACCA (or equivalent). My client is looking for an ambitious,  energetic, confident and resilient individual who has the experience and exposure to be an effective finance business partner to their operations teams.

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