Athwal Resourcing is working with a rapidly growing automotive manufacturing company that has multiple production facilities in the UK and are now looking for a Financial Accounts Manager for its UK business based in Telford. This newly created position of Finance Accounts Manager will report to the Financial Controller and be responsible for the local financial reporting and day to day Accounts team.
This is a critical role for an ambitious individual who is looking to step change their career and take ownership of the finance accounts and day books in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Key duties include:
Day to day management of, supervision and mentoring of the small Accounts team;
Ensure Accounts Payable process purchase invoices efficiently, vendor accounts are regularly reconciled, payments requests are accurate and control accounts are reconciled. Ensure Accounts Receivable customer self-billing invoices are reconciled, sales invoices are posted correctly, customer accounts maintained, overdue invoices effectively progressed and control accounts are reconciled;
Ensure daily reconciliation of bank balances to ensure payments and receipts are efficiently posted to SAP;
Prepare journals for accruals and prepayments for month end reporting;
Ensure monthly reconciliation of all balance sheets including trade debtors, trade creditors, bank accounts, accrual accounts, prepayment accounts, fixed asset accounts, stock accounts, provision accounts and VAT accounts;
Develop and implement internal controls compliant with Group and periodic review of internal controls to test and documented;
Be responsible for the monthly reporting of financials into Hyperion Financial Management;
Prepare monthly P&L forecast with variance analysis to budget;
Involved in the preparation of weekly cash flow forecast;
Assist with preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets;
Assisting with group financial reporting – monthly, quarterly, forecasts and budgets;
Complete statutory and statistical financial returns and provide information as required for statutory, tax purposes compliance under local and US GAAP financial reporting standards;
Take ownership of managing SAP fixed asset module to ensure assets are capitalised and depreciated correctly;
Manage foreign currency exposure and liaise with central treasury function as required;
Reconcile and agree intercompany balances with Group companies;
Other adhoc duties as directly by the Finance Controller as deemed necessary for financial control and timely financial reporting.
The ideal Finance Accounts Manager will have:
An Accountancy qualification ACMA, ACCA, ACA;
Experience in managing a small finance team;
Have the ability to work in a fast pace environment, ideally from a SME environment in high growth which has been part of a larger group;
Worked within a Manufacturing and/or Automotive sector environment;
Worked collaboratively to adopt best practice; have the ability to be a team player and promote a team approach to problem solving and work on own initiative;
Be proactive, self-motivated individual and have a strong drive to ensure there is continuous improvement in processes & procedures;
Be able to communicate with all levels of the business, both with finance and non-finance staff and have the ability to influence and manage stakeholders;
Have a high attention to detail and ability to work under pressure with short completion times for projects;
Able to design and introduce robust procedures to deal with a growing business;
Excellent analytical skills and experience with SAP or similar ERP systems would be advantageous.
In return the business can offer
Opportunity to be proactive and take ownership of the financial reporting for a plant;
Manage a small but growing finance team;
Be part of the original team to help shape and develop the plant to world class standards;
Work with an exceptional business part of an international Group.
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