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Finance Manager - Perth

Manufacturing / Engineering / Production - Qualified Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 2347 Date Posted: Monday 01 Jul 2024

Wilkinson & Associates are working with a large, established UK Group to recruit a Finance Manager to look after a new acquired divisional site for the business based in Perth.

As Finance Manager you will be responsible for the site from a financial perspective.  The role will look at improving the financial and operational performance of the business 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 with strong systems and reporting.

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.