Assistant Finance Manager

Recruiter
Reed Accountancy
Location
Wolverhampton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1161641059
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified, Qualified
A brilliant opportunity to join a fun, successful PLC in the heart of Wolverhampton. This role offers variety, structure, growth and the ability to add value. EST in the 90's this company has gone from strength to strength. With core values which are always at the heart of what they do and how they perform. A commercially savvy business, who over the last couple of years have made wise decision to grow market share. It doesnt stop here as there are lots of future plans to strategically grow in the future through acquisition and organically. Joining a highly technical team of finance professionals to opportunities are endless. The Assistant Finance Manager will assist the Finance Manager with leading lead the Distribution finance function in the delivery of finance services for the Distribution Network. The role will ensure the key deliverables such as payroll processing, reporting, finance governance and control and supporting the site operational management with providing commercial and financial insight and decision support, tactical business finance, overseeing administration services, interpretation, analysis and challenge to the operational management team.
• To co-ordinate the production of weekly/monthly/tactical reporting across the DC ensuring these reports are delivered on time in full.
• Benchmarking of site performance through analysis, interpretation and provide appropriate challenges through insightful commentary underpinned by an action plan.
• Confidently lead the Distribution Finance and Administration function with the responsibility to service the needs of Distribution Centre by ensuring the team achieve their key deliverables.
• Challenge and guide Operations on performance improvement; create a management reporting framework which provides regular and thorough business challenge to the Operations which is fully documented through actions plans.
• Creation and implementation of a finance training programme for Operational teams, to create financial awareness, create healthy tension based on Network kpi's, to drive appropriate challenges and actions to deliver sustained performance improvement.
• Review and document key operational procedures and document key control procedures; drive adherence in the distribution environment to ensure control through regular reconciliations for cost, revenue and suppliers statements. Set up internal audit processes to ensure robust controls.
• Support the Finance Manager with the production of the annual budget and quarterly forecast cycle. Co-ordination of the budget timetable and ensuring deadlines are met, and assigning activities across the Network finance team.
• Ensure that risks and opportunities are highlighted to relevant stakeholders supporting mitigation strategies
• Work closely with cross functional departments such as Retail, Property and Trading to ensure best service delivery and value to the business as a whole.
• Key finance representative at weekly/monthly Operations "Period Review" meetings, confidently deliver operational material to those audiences.
• To be effective and trusted with the ability to step up in the absence of the Finance Manager in support the operations.
• To work closely with Network Finance counterparts through regular communication to ensure consistent approach and where necessary provide absence cover.
• Drive forward profit opportunities on capital projects through investment appraisal, procurement strategies, commercial prowess (capex, utility management, procurement etc.)
• Development of effective balanced scorecard reporting for Distribution management.
• Effective forecasting, sensitivity and scenario planning for additional cost/ cost reduction at different levels of activity.
• Responsible for Warehouse or Transport business performance reporting the Distribution Centre (weekly/periodic cost reporting).
• Analysis and challenge of business performance particularly Warehouse, and Transport operations, ensuring that risks and opportunities are highlighted promptly and actions are driven through relevant stakeholders.
• Production and analysis of monthly management results, reviewing variances to flash, provide insightful commentary by function and analysis for Distribution. Continuously, improve the robustness of monthend reporting.
• Drive through cost reduction initiatives by influencing and building strong working relationships to ensure buy in and successful delivery.
• Work closely with Stock teams to ensure meaningful and insightful reporting is produced to deliver corrective actions around stock management.
• Support the Network with various project implementations and streamlining reporting and financial modelling.
• Credible analysis and influence of business results with respect to the cost of

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