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Finance Manager

  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Andover, Hampshire
  • Sector: Financial Controller / Manager
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91699

This global organisation in the engineering services sector are looking to hire a Finance Manager to work within their finance team based in Andover.

You will report directly into the Finance Director, acting as the interface between the business and their main defence sector client. You will provide financial management information and ensure that the information is meeting their requirements, so that they are able to understand, the trends, the variances and the implications for them

This is the perfect opportunity for a qualified accountant who is able to tell the story behind the numbers and enjoys extensive stakeholder engagement

What's on offer?

  • Annual salary up to £60,000 per annum dependant on experience
  • Flexible benefits including pension scheme, cycle to work and 25 days holiday
  • Permanent position with a true industry leader
  • Genuine career progression opportunities available

About your new role

Your duties will include:

  • Helping to prepare the financial management information required, ensuring it is timely, accurate and robust
  • Working closely with the customer to share understanding of the forecasts provided
  • Developing the customer's 'So What?' for forecasts, for example identifying key cost drivers and providing them with options for future spend
  • Ensuring the forecasts are robust, accurate and there are 'no surprises'
  • Developing forecasts and other management information to be relevant and useful for the customer (eg EVM analysis)
  • Be one of the key points of contact in Finance, with regular visits to site to liaise with relevant teams
  • Having an understanding of the customer's strategy and awareness of their financial issues
  • Close involvement in Aged Debt query resolution
  • Close liaison with the wider Defence Finance team, providing key inputs to Budget preparation, quarterly forecasts and other management reporting requirements
  • Working with other areas of the business, such as Operations, to ensure that the financial forecasts are of the highest quality and reflect the financial performance of the various programmes
  • Preparation of ad hoc financial reports as and when required

About you

  • Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Experience in a commercial finance role
  • Experience of ERP systems and financial reporting tools
  • Strong stakeholder management skills up to board level
  • Able to work autonomously and manage their own workload
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Willing to undertake occasional travel to other UK sites as required

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now or contact Alex Benton on 0117 9309 748 for further information.

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