Financial Industrial Controller

Scotland, West Lothian
12 Jun 2019
10 Jul 2019
David Renfrew
Contract Type
Level of qualification

This role is responsible for analyzing the economic, financial and operational information of the manufacturing perimeter of the Company.

Client Details

The client is a subsidiary of a large global business. They are a manufacturer and have been in operation in the area for decades.


  • Establish annual standard costs for manufacturing - using bottom up costing principles and validated efficiency production targets as agreed with the budget holder and validated by the senior management team

  • Control of Cost of Goods (COGS), accurate COGS forecasting, reconciliation of actual vs standard & Topaz COGS and working with Operations to deliver operational efficiency. Develop and maintain robust models for measuring actual performance vs target; providing detailed variance analysis on at least a monthly basis and provide remedial plans to ensure adverse deviations can be corrected.

  • Establish and regularly disseminate dashboards and analysis for the Exec Team and the Group Supply Book

  • Work with the Operations team to validate the annual man hours and associated social costs required to deliver the production plan for the year.

  • Develop models for long-term standard cost projections to be integrated into the Company planning cycle and reported to the FPAD.

  • Establish COGS for New Products

  • Liaise with purchasing & procurement team on cost control for dry goods


Professional experience & know how:

Qualified Accountant with Manufacturing Accounting experience

Technical & management skills:

  • Excellent SAP skills

  • Ability to model financial data

  • Ability to identify and deliver systems improvements

  • Excellent organization and prioritizations skills

Personal & interpersonal skills:

  • Sound communicator - ability to adapt style to suit audience

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Proactive and can do attitude

Job Offer

A highly competitive salary and package is on offer for this role, as well as the ability to be mobile within the wider group. This is a development role with a rapid plan for growth.