Assistant Factory Finance Manager

7 days left

Recruiter
Location
Merseyside, Prenton
Salary
£30400 - £43000 per annum + bonus and holidays
Posted
05 Sep 2016
Closes
03 Oct 2016
Ref
BW/PS/AFFM2
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Unilever are currently looking for a Assistant Factory Finance Manager based at Unilever's prestigious facility in Port Sunlight. This is a full time temporary role, starting ASAP, for a period of 12 months, working a 40 hour week, paying up to £43,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job:
* To lead Performance Management within the Factory, responsible for all costs and controlling the financial health of the Factory.
* To Business Partner the Factory operations & management teams to make timely, strategically aligned and value maximising decisions.
* To manage a broad set of complex financial & management accounting financials, within a challenging operational & business environment.
* To support the development and implementation of projects to drive cost competitiveness and drive efficiency.
* To bring energy, motivation and challenge to both the finance & factory teams in order to grow whilst achieving both personal and business goals.
* To play a key role streamlining, improving and simplifying ways of working & processes within the finance team and broader business.
* To play a key role in the finance community within the European Supply Chain, working with virtual teams across Europe, sharing best practice, and supporting the Finance Manager / Finance Director

Main Accountabilities
1. Performance Management
* Lead performance management by providing actionable insights to the Leadership team to drive cost competitiveness & efficiency improvements.
* In charge of controlling factory budgets, providing detailed insights into cost drivers & variances, and leading action plans to deliver the result.
* Month End closure activities to ensure results are on time, accurate and in line with financial controls.
* Reporting on Factory performance to the Regional Supply Chain office in Switzerland - explaining key drivers in performance, along with risk mitigation plans and support required to land opportunities.
* Build and develop relationships with other Sourcing Units in Europe to ensure that all processes are at benchmark levels.

2. Business Partner the Factory Operations team
* Lead stakeholders to make timely, effective, strategically aligned and value-maximising decisions on business operations and investments
* Establish economically sound goals, and provide plans, forecasts, measures and processes for which help guide the business to the achievement of these goals.
* Provide support and training to non-finance teams in order to raise financial awareness within the factory
* Develop/streamline training documentation for current systems/processes for both internal finance use and in the broader factory teams.

3. Annual Planning and Monthly Forecasting
* Forecast the Annual Business Plan and Monthly Forecast, together with the site leadership team, to deliver improvements in cost competitiveness and improved efficiency.
* Business Partner with various departments to gather all inputs needed to prepare the annual plan, challenging assumptions in order to build a robust plan
* Work closely via virtual team with the European Shared Service Centre to ensure complete and timely running of the ABC process to calculate accurate product costs
* Analyse the output of product costs, detailing reasons for movements and present back to the Regional Supply Chain office in Switzerland

4. Capital Budget Management
* Control capital expenditure budget for the factory, challenging the team on trade off discussions to drive affordable capex levels.
* Work closely with Engineering teams to calculate, review and approve all financial data (DCF, Payback, etc.) within the project business cases

5. Financial Reporting
* Ensure that all financial postings in factory accounts comply with Unilever accounting procedures.
* Complete Cost Centre reviews, reconciliations and commentary.
* Provide ad hoc reports on Union, restructuring (FTE, savings), forecasting (Cost Conversion), obsolete, site specific presentations for business partnering, loss trees.
* Ensure that all information leaving the finance team is accurate/reliable/timely and is fit for purpose

6. Internal Controls
* Manage processes and systems to record and authorise transactions in an accurate and timely manner.
* Apply basic accounting principles to generate routine financial reports that support Unilever's Accounting Policies and local GAAP / fiscal regulations
* Balance Sheet and P&L integrity (SARBOX control) to provide reconciliations and commentary to National Finance office when required.
* Achieve and maintain effective costing results through transactional accuracy in SAP.
* Maintain accurate system stocks through various local IT environments

7. Information systems:
* Apply information management processes to create value for the business.
* Ownership of local cost centre structures within SAP
* Continual development of SAP reporting knowledge
* Extraction of data on an ad hoc basis

Critical success Factors for the Job
* Strong communication skills in both verbal and written.
* Natural leadership skills with the ability to lead peers and stakeholders within the business.
* Good analytical skills to be able to interpret complex information and come to rational findings
* A degree in accounting (CIMA, ACCA etc.) or part qualified.
* A meaningful commitment to personal and professional development, a desire to grow further within in the organisation
* Application level of IT skills with particular depth knowledge of the use of the SAP would be desirable
* Proficient in Excel i.e. ability to utilise Excel to its maximum, to process and order large amounts of data efficiently and with integrity

Apply for Assistant Factory Finance Manager

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly

All answers are required

Apply
}

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB


4000 characters left


By applying for a job listed on manpower.co.uk you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.