Our client is a privately owned, profitable Birmingham based Logistics Company. This expanding organisation offers specialist services in the movement, storage and logistical support of time critical and high value freight. It has an enviable client list of manufacturers and freight forwarders throughout the UK and Europe. They require a very commercial Finance manager to produce accurate and timely financial and management information. The successful candidate will improve reporting systems and processes and formulate appropriate KPIs to define and monitor objectives so delivering Financial, Commercial and Operational excellence. Reporting to the Managing Director the successful candidate will be responsible for; Managing the day to day functionality of the finance department. Managing a small finance team and being a hands on operator. Producing timely and accurate management accounts Effective cash management Ensuring tight systems and controls are implemented to improve departmental efficiency and cooperation. Being the trusted must go to person regarding finance. Improvement in performance monitoring. Providing a 'Business Partner' service to the Directors and Managers. Developing the management reporting systems to provide the Directors and operational managers with clear accurate real -time information Developing budgets / refresh rolling forecasts, business or project plans Supporting all departmental managers with commercial or operational development. Candidate requirements; Either is a qualified, part qualified or qualified by experienced accountant with excellent technical skills. Demonstrate the ability to be ahands-on provider of financial information, Able to establish constructive working relationships with professional colleagues at all levels both in and outside of the business Have a pragmatic and calm approach and able to handle pressure in an ever changing environment Highly IT literate Demonstrate excellent commercial skills Have knowledge in sectors that deliver an exceptional level of customer care would be an advantage. This is a growing company that offers an excellent opportunity to an ambitious individual that wishes to make a difference and progress their career.