Plant Controller

England, West Midlands, Coventry
£70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
26 Mar 2019
23 Apr 2019
Jane Bagni
Job Role
Head of Finance
Contract Type
Level of qualification

Exciting opportunity within a Global business based in Warwickshire, seeking an experienced Head of Finance with a background in manufacturing

Client Details

My client is a global business that manufacture parts within the Automotive industry. They have a long and strong track record


    • Full Financial Responsibility for the Plant Facility
    • Support Plant Manager & Team Financially to drive improvement
    • Manage Plant Finance Team
    • All Plant monthly & quarterly financial reporting directly into Group Controller where necessary, to ensure accuracy and completeness of all results submitted.
    • Monitor key performance measures against agreed targets and detail as part of monthly reviews
    • Attend Plant Management meetings
    • Support shared service to manage AR & ACP systems/process for the plant
    • Drive focus on key measurable - Scrap, program profitability, cost management, working capital management etc
    • Management of Month end preparation & reporting of results. This includes all levels of data analysis (P&L and Balance sheets)
    • Analysing all departments and accounts by person with rebilling of costs where necessary.
    • Ensure completion all Balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis with back-up as per Company requirement.
    • Prepare & present Cash-flow: Budgeting, Forecasting and reporting to Local/Soft Trim Management team
    • Present Weekly Flash result explaining deviation to Forecast/Budget
    • Ensuring the systems and practices within Plant meet with internal and external requirements, highlighting issues where necessary.
    • Facilitate CSOX self-testing within Plant in line with guidelines
    • Generate reports/results in an accurate and timely manner as required.
    • Managing the monthly Sales analysis ensuring all sales and associated sales are reported accurately in ERP system.
    • Act as facilitator for Financial queries generating reports/ correspondence, delegating where necessary.
    • Acting as interface to external auditors, managing all aspects of audits as require
    • Generating Budget / Forecasting information as required with load into One Stream
    • Provide detailed Weekly/monthly. quarterly variance analysis against target identifying key driver
    • Cultivate excellent relationship with Functional/Global support teams to ensure alignment o business objectives.
    • Support stock take with variance analysis to identify key loss driver
    • Work with KPMG to ensure Year end Audit compliance
    • Ensure standard costs correct./ Plant Costing / Participate in costing and RFQ process where require
    • Analysis of Financial data where required to identify improvement opportunities. Working closely with the senior operations management team & contributing to management of Costing & Improvement program
    • Encourage and maintain functional accountability to achieve agreed target
    • Sales Forecast reports in an accurate and timely manner as required
    • Proactively developing and improving Finance department with the aim of ensuring the financial department can meet/exceed the required results.
    • Conduct and present investment proposals to secure investment, thereafter ensure project costs adhered and payback delivered
    • Monitor and highlight Foreign Currency movements & effect and highlight issues to senior management recommending potential actions


  • Qualified Accountant with experience in high volume (preferably automotive) manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of SOX applications & requirements -preferable.
  • Previous financial management experience within similar industry & scale of operations.
  • Educated to high level, Degree qualified - desirable
  • Team-player with ability to work as part of a team or on own initiatives / Work well under pressure, effective communication skills, well presented.
  • Good understanding of MS Office applications with advanced knowledge of financial spread-sheets. Good understanding of financial reporting systems

Job Offer

£70,000 to £80,000 plus car, bonus, pension.