Commercial Accountant

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AKW Global Logistics
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
24 Oct 2019
Ref
1299248199
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Following a period of sustained growth AKW Warehousing are seeking a Commercial Accountant with logistics/manufacturing industry experience, to pr ovide timely and accurate financial information to support the growth and profitability of the Warehousing business. The successful candidate will possess strong commercial awareness and take a hands-on approach becoming a key member of the leadership team, providing strategic reporting to assist in the development of the business. Role and responsibilities :
• Analysis of the financial accounts, identifying improvements & working with the operations team to improve efficiencies.
• Supporting the Directors and Sales team in tender submissions & sales contract negotiations.
• Assisting the Management Accountant as required, providing cover for annual leave and seasonal peak periods.
• Submission of Payroll information to Payroll Department
• Supporting production of Forecast & KPI reports, with detailed variance commentary and recommendations playing an integral role in ensuring the company adheres to budgets and operates profitably.
• Providing financial costing projections for identified growth opportunities.
• Appraisal of customer SLAs/Contracts including management of company liabilities
• Play a key role in the implementation of the planned WMS 2020 upgrade project
• Introduction of weekly dashboard reports
• Evaluating and negotiating with providers and managing supplier contracts. Key skills:
• Qualified/Qualified by experience Accountant with commercial exposure gained within logistics/manufacturing
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong Accounting and IT skills including MS Excel and Paperless Sage 200
• Knowledge of Reporting Software such as Crystal and JDA/Red prairie WMS will be advantageous.
• Demonstrable experience in providing insightful analysis to optimise decision making
• Experience working in Warehousing and/or Contract Packing industry will be advantageous. We offer all of our employee's fantastic company benefits, including:
• Pension
• Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme and access to a range of offers and discounts).
• 20 days annual leave
• Strong Commercial Acumen with ability to identify commercial opportunities
• Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

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