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Finance Partner

  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Salary: Plus great benefits
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by New Appointments Group


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We are proud to be working with a local employer who have an outstanding reputation in their sector to secure applications for a Plant Finance Partner.

The role will require day to day ownership of Operational Expenditure and COGS for UK North Plant including manufacturing, engineering and warehousing to support business controlling cost function

Partner to the UK business with a focus on value creation specifically at North Plant
Commentator on the business cost performance with the ability to interrogate data and the analysis of nonfinancial KPIs to provide relevant focused narrative to improve result
Drive best practice, continuous improvement and improved reporting through the exploitation of our systems, standardisation and simplification of our processes enabling the team to effectively deal with changes in the business model
Work closely with and provide support to the Lead Finance Business Partner, Business Controlling, Manufacturing and Plant Management teams

Within this role you will be expected to deliver and support these key responsibilities:

Prepare budget, forecasting and analysis of cost activities to ensure accurate reporting to support the companys management in business decision making
Responsible for accurate and timely cost reporting against the actual, forecast, latest estimate, budget and scenario planning financial data. Internal to UK, region and group reporting. External for statutory and regulatory purposes
Support opposite numbers with business partnering Supply Chain including planning and procurement
Financial process involvement in S&OP, capacity planning and cost systems. Contributes to policy development and customization of procedures and practices.
Detailed understanding of the manufacturing business processes and information flows including cross functional cross overs. Conducts analyses and provides recommendations for improvements of operations
Coordination of monthly close, forecast, budget and latest estimate activities including interpretation of variances and advice to management
Manage financial investment process for North Plant and support Lead Finance Business Partner with consolidation of UK capital expenditure budget, forecast and monthly reporting, including disposal, business case preparation, tracking of results and post capex reviews
Support Business Controlling team in process optimisation and continuous improvement activities

To be eligible for consideration you will be able to demonstrate skills, abilities and qualifications as detailed:

Studying towards professional accounting qualification (CIMA) with experience in financial business partner role
High level of commercial business acumen preferably gained in a manufacturing background
Excellent interpersonal skills required to build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Ability to present financial information to all levels within the organisation
Ability to travel to North Plant monthly required
SAP experience desirable

Please apply with an up to date CV and indication of salary expectation. Candidates will be required to be a car owner/driver to be considered. The incoming candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a great range of benefits.

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