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OVERVIEW:

A global organisation, with a site in Coventry, is looking for a Finance Manager to lead and develop a small team that is tasked with both financial reporting and commercial analysis.

THE COMPANY:

As part of a global group, this division based in Coventry has the benefits of the international infrastructure with the autonomy of a smaller company. The focus on technology and the ability to adapt with evolving client and consumer demands has placed this division at the forefront of the industry.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

With a large UK presence, the Finance Manager will be accountable for the financial rigour and the ongoing improvement of performance for the division whilst partnering with the non-finance stakeholders.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading a team of a 1 Finance Lead, 4 Accountants & 1 Finance Assistant
  • Managing the process of planning, forecasting and reporting business progress
  • Creating and reviewing key financial and commercial objectives in terms of volume, margins, overheads etc.
  • Ensuring Cost Centre Control in conjunction with budget holders and forecast accordingly
  • Supporting and challenging the Bid cost control and forecast
  • Adherence to SoX requirements
  • Analysis and reporting of financial results together with variance analysis against forecasts
  • Oversight of balance sheet movements and communication of impact to the business
  • Ensuring all month end period closing activities are carried out
  • Collation of month end and year end for audit purposes
  • Continuing to grow the team in line with the future growth requirements
  • Performance management and continuous improvement of the commercial processes and controls within the business

THE CANDIDATE:

Ideally professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), the Finance Manager role would suit someone with a broad background of technical and commercial finance expertise. The role will require a sound level of technical competence with the ability to think more commercially for the wider business benefit.

You will also:

  • Thrive in a leadership role - supporting and developing a team
  • Understand the complexity of a global business with global customers and contracts
  • Be a competent all round accountant with commercial mind-set
  • Involvement with long term projects would be advantageous
  • Have a strong track record in budgeting and forecasting
  • Demonstrate a logical and analytical approach
  • Be self-motivated with good organisational and planning skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

ON OFFER:

£55,000 - £75,000 + Bonus + Pension + Flexible Benefits