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Finance Manager

  • Location

    Solihull, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Samuel Everton

  • Contact email:

    Samuel@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    FM1_1627489381

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Finance Manager

  • Dynamic, Growing Wholesale, Manufacturing & Distribution Company;
  • West Midlands

About the Company

My client are a well-established and successful importer, distributor and manufacturer of well-known brands It supplies leading retailers across the world.

This excellent opportunity is located in the West Midlands. My client is seeking a proactive, ACA/ACCA qualified professional with sound leadership skills who has a strong desire to contribute and participate in the exciting opportunities arising from within a fast-paced company with continuing growth and expansion plans.

The Role

Reporting to the Financial Controller of Shared Services, you will lead and coach a team of three staff, oversee and ensure the integrity of data and timely reporting across the company's entities, for a broad range of financial accounting functions. You will identify opportunities, which add value to the 'bottom line' through increased efficiencies, operationally and financially.

Your key challenges include:

  • Oversight of the month end process including the completion of General Ledger and Balance Sheet reconciliations;
  • Communicating with external auditors and managing yearend financial statement audits
  • Accounting for all business taxes;
  • Support business partners including the overheads team in collecting and collating budget/forecast data
  • Partnering with cross functional teams and maintaining strong relationships with a range of key stakeholders including: operations, sales and marketing, manufacturing, banking institutions, suppliers and external auditors etc.;
  • Promoting and driving continuous improvement projects including maintaining the integrity of data. Reviewing and implementing digital solutions to streamline accounting processes and support new business growth opportunities;
  • Identifying individual training needs and providing coaching and performance feedback to employees.

What you will need to succeed:

  • ACA/ACCA/CA qualified, you will have a strong background in financial accounting together with proven hands-on leadership experience of at least 3 years in a similar role from within a high-volume manufacturing, wholesale and distribution setting in a FMCG environment;
  • Practice trained (Big 4) preferred
  • PLC Background
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel and strong systems skills in a large-scale ERP environment are essential;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • A strong customer focus and results driven;
  • Be able to maintain strong relationships with a range of key stakeholders;
  • An ability to effectively plan and prioritise competing work requirements and achieve strict deadlines.

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