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Finance Manager (Dual Location) - Perth

Manufacturing / Engineering / Production - Qualified Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 2347 Date Posted: Friday 31 May 2024

Wilkinson & Associates are working with a large, established UK Group to recruit a Finance Manager to look after two newly acquired sites that will be integrated into the Group.

This is a dual location role looking after a site in both Perth & Glasgow.  It does require time spent in both locations initially, predominantly Perth at the onset and then it will ultimately 95% from Perth. 

As Finance Manager you will be responsible for improving the financial and operational performance of newly acquired businesses through the provision of accurate data-based information enabling the commercial and operational teams to make strategic decisions and meet reporting commitments. Effectively reconstructing a new finance environment, working closely with operations to build a robust function.

Key Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • On site responsibility for improving controls and mitigating risk with development of the finance environment.
  • Manage the month end process with responsibility for accurate production of P&Ls by multiple profit centres, and Balance Sheet items supported with clear, accurate schedules reconciled to accounting software.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, with strong work ethic.
  • Ability to self-review management accounts with investigation and resolution of variances to plan.
  • Prepare month end Group reports and take responsibility for Group communications.
  • Be involved in the planning for the Integration of both businesses into one trading entity.
  • Manage all finance related aspects of the legal integration.
  • Work with the  senior management team to integrate a shared group culture across combined staff and business elements.
  • Review back-office roles and support new structure for enlarged single entity.
  • Be involved in the design and set up of new ERP system for the combined entity.
  • Strong systems experience but more important is understanding the importance of aligning a system to the business processes.
  • Reconcile the business process flows with the ERP sales and procurement methodology.
  • Preparation of accurate and timely weekly forecasts for Senior Management Team.
  • Preparation of financial inputs to monthly Board packs.
  • Ad hoc analysis as requested by the FBP and Senior Management Team.
  • Generation of business improvement ideas and initiatives to reduce costs and improve financial and operational performance.
  • Involvement in annual pricing review and implementation.
  • Manage the financial tracking of Capex project spends over any financial year.
  • Assist operational personnel in financial aspects of Capital Project approval forms and provide relevant financial challenge.
  • Assist in the process of refining the KPI suite for both businesses, rolling out across the business, and ensure prepared/shared on a timely basis.
  • Liaise with Group Finance on Group initiatives and projects.
  • Play key role in annual Budget process.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A qualified accountant with hands on experience with statistical analysis involving the extraction, manipulation and reporting of complex data sets and therefore proficient in spreadsheets, MS Office and financial software applications.
  • Excellent analysis, reporting and communication skills and have the ability to foster good working relationships with colleagues.


Travel to Glasgow site will be expensed, the role comes with Bonus and Benefits