Finance Manager

Location
Bridgwater, Somerset
Salary
£27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted
25 Jun 2019
Closes
12 Jul 2019
Ref
14026666/001
Contact
Hannah Scriven
Sector
Utilities
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Part time

I am pleased to be partnering with one of the largest British logistics firms. They are looking for an experienced Accountant to join their Bridgwater office to support the operations team on their recent contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident individual, who enjoys leasing with other departments, can work in a stand alone position and has thorough knowledge of analysing the P&L / analysing overspend.

Client Details

I am pleased to be partnering with one of the largest British logistics firms. They are looking for an experienced Accountant to join their Bridgwater office to support the operations team on their recent contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident individual, who enjoys leasing with other departments, can work in a stand alone position and has thorough knowledge of analysing the P&L / analysing overspend.

Some of the key aspects of the role include:

  • Working from the Bridgwater office predominately (1 week of travel throughout the month in x2 other offices)
  • Analysing / adapting the P&L where required and tracking overspend
  • Working closely with the operations team
  • All transactional duties related to their contract
  • To prepare weekly, monthly, annual budgets and forecasts

Description

Key responsibilities of the Finance Manager:

  • Finance support to both the contract team and the customer
  • Purchase & sales ledger administration and management using Corporate system
  • Balance Sheet management and reconciliations
  • To carry out period and year end activities in line with Company requirements
  • To prepare weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing and checking Task Orders for submission to customer systems
  • Responsible for presenting budgeted and forecasted costs
  • Providing support to the General Manager in preparing reports, presentation and ad-hoc requirements
  • Recognising and communicating trends in weekly and period spend to realise cost reduction opportunity
  • Preparing the insurance declaration
  • Collation and reporting of non-financial information
  • Be committed to continuous development in line with operational needs, constantly striving for increased efficiency, productivity and growth
  • Implement any changes introduced due to operational and client requirements
  • Ad-hoc business travel as required

Profile

The successful candidate:

  • Part qual CIMA/ACCA and AAT qualified
  • Previous experience in a similar role and working towards a professional qualification
  • Previous experience of working on an NEC3 contract would be an advantage
  • Organised and structured with a proactive, flexible and "can do" attitude to resolving issues and challenges
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and an accurate and precise way of working
  • Strong financial and IT skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also independently and to be able to organise own workload
  • The ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Possess a positive attitude with a keen and enthusiastic approach that inspires the team
  • Ability to use in house IT Systems in accordance with training provided
  • Ability to analyse trends and use the data to suggest improvements
  • Ability to train others to a high standard and coach them in their day to day activities
  • Compliance with all health and safety and company policy requirements
  • Will have strong Excel skills including formulas, pivots and lookups.

Job Offer

What is on offer?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Working for a leading logistics firm
  • Fantastic opportunity to make the role your own

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