As a Finance Analyst for Heavy Duty, you will act as a first point of contact to the relevant site leads to help maximise the profitability of the cluster by providing timely, relevant and insightful information to facilitate the continual improvement of operational efficiency, available capacity and service levels.
Take a lead in all aspects of the reporting cycle outside of the Shared Service Centre (SSC) and work closely with the Commercial Finance Business Partner to ensure that suitable financial controls and processes (in line with Group policy) are in place, sufficient and adhered to consistently across the cluster.
Take ownership for own career development - actively seek out new learning and development opportunities.
Business Partnering and Profit Improvement
Act as first point of contact for the site leads, providing expert support and challenge
Provide clear information and insight to help maximise volume and profit growth.
Lead the development of cluster wide customer/product trend analysis to highlight potential profit improvement actions and assist in driving these through at the relevant sites.
Assist the cluster in maintaining strong cost controls - e.g. overtime reporting, labour recs, workflow issues, GRIR management
Ensure Cost Models are fully implemented, updated and reconciled regularly at all sites.
Development and preparation of operational efficiency reports. Work with IT to build data into Navigator / other centralised databases
Support the Regional GM to prepare capex proposals/business cases.
Focus on innovation - identify new ways of collecting/analysing data to help improve understanding and decision making.
Financial Reporting, Planning and Analysis
Preparation of relevant and accurate analysis for forecasts and budgets.
Initial full P&L reviews for month end process, clearly highlighting any issues and improving processes so that they're not repeated.
Work directly with SSC to get accurate month end accounts in place by the given deadlines in order for timely CFBP review.
Work with CFBP to understand variances, drivers and opportunities/risks.
Highlight any process flaws between sites and SSC and implement creative/simple solutions.
Financial Control and Working Capital
Ensure that all financial controls are consistently implemented across all sites - work together with local site management to monitor adherence and effectiveness and improve where possible
Assist CFBP in improving working capital management with a specific focus on debt and stock control.
Education & Certifications
A highly motivated Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with minimum 2 years PQE
Job Specific Technical Requirements
Strong understanding of financial management and reporting.
Strong understanding of effective financial controls and processes and their implementation and ongoing governance.
Advanced MS Excel skills with the ability to quickly pick up new IT systems.
A strong team player who can work collaboratively as well as autonomously.
Excellent communication skills.
Proven experience of engaging with both financial and non-financial colleagues.
Must be able to adapt quickly to change, have an open mind and be able to make decisions quickly in challenging situations.
A detailed and analytical approach to all elements of work.
Understanding of manufacturing specific profit drivers is beneficial.
If interested then please call Roevin Manchester 0161 233 1222 or alternatively apply.