Finance Manager 12 Months

Walsall, Walsall, England
Job Type:
Digital Workspace
Job reference:
14 days ago

Finance Manager 12 Month Contract
Location: Walsall, West Midlands, GB, WS2 8LD

Salary £65,00-£70,000 Depending on experience

About the role
Purpose of role: Responsible for providing key support to the HoF BVE in delivering the wide ranging transformation programme that is required across the business.

Key Tasks and Activities:
* Lead and drive the finance work stream of the BVE transformation plan whilst being part of the overall transformation delivery team
* Properly define and document the revenue recognition process such that there is a clearly defined process with associated controls and defined roles and responsibilities
* Implement new processes and controls to monitor and manage WIP on an ongoing basis
* Review, understand and re-design the processes and controls around pricing to ensure bids and quotes are accurately and appropriately calculated
* Review and redesign the cost centre structure to allow costs to be appropriately reported and monitored
* Review, understand and re-design the processes and controls associated with the way in which costs are charged to projects to ensure appropriate cost capture and to allow variances to be appropriately analysed
* Build and develop an operating dashboard and associated KPIs to allow the business to properly monitor performance
* Work with the SSC and operations to improve performance against the prompt payment code
* Implement process and control improvements to address the finance related internal audit findings
* Provide ad hoc support to the HoF as necessary

Key Outputs/Deliverables:
* Redesigned and improved revenue recognition policy with clearly defined roles and responsibilities that is properly understood and followed
* Better controlled and reduced WIP balance
* Redesigned and improved pricing strategy and approach
* Redesigned cost centre structure to allow costs to be better analysed and understood
* Creation of an operating KPI dashboard
* Improved prompt payment performance

Describe with whom the role regularly interfaces:

* Finance Teams (Business Unit / Sector / Group)
* Operational teams
* Procurement and supply chain
* Bids and BD teams

What do I need to do the role?

Key Technical Skills / competencies:
* Analytical mindset to evaluate and understand current issues and challenges and the ability to identify and implement solutions
* Strong understanding of process and control and the ability to identify and implement process improvements
* Strong understanding of operational finance ideally in a manufacturing enviornment
* Ability to manipulate and analyse financial data

Key Behavioural competencies:
* Proactive, positive, can-do mentality
* Resilience to work in a challenging operating environment
* Attention to detail and a willingness to roll up the sleeves to get things done
* Ability to push on despite setbacks and complete the underlying tasks at hand
* Collaborative worker who can build relationships at both the operational and functional level and take others along the transformation journey

Key Analytical Skills and Challenges / competencies:
* Numerically literate and able to build, understand and manipulate financial spreadsheet models
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills
* High level of computer literacy

* Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA with at least 3+ years PQE
* High level of computer literacy (incl. Advanced Excel)
* Degree qualified or equivalent industry experience

What else do I need to know?
* All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
* We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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