Assistant Finance Manager

DHL Supply Chain
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Finance Manager
Ref: req47708

Position: Assistant Finance Manager
Location: Long Eaton
Customer: Marks & Spencer
Salary: Competitive
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date for Applications: 9th October 2017

As an Assistant Finance Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that you are supporting the Transport Finance Managers with financial, planning and reporting activity of the open book M&S transport (network) contract, ensuring all customer and DHL financial reporting and controls are managed effectively.

Key Responsibilities in this role will include;

Take ownership of the finance input and support for weekly reporting process for site based operations
Assist in the completion of DHL Trading and associated reporting to a high standard
Assistance in completion of site balance sheet reconciliations & open book reconciliations
To support the Finance Managers in the preparation of robust M&S budgets and forecasts
Assist with the completion of period review packs providing variance analysis on key areas
To ensure all supplier activity to reconciled and accounted for including invoicing and debt management
Assist with the production of key reports on a weekly, monthly and ad hoc basis for both the customer and DHL in an accurate and timely manner, providing variance analysis and detailed commentary
Drive and ambition to be flexible enough to understand and adapt reporting to DHL harmonised reporting
Continually challenge account performance and identify areas of opportunity and risk
Work closely with the site management & admin teams to ensure accuracy and integrity of information
Ensure strong financial controls and systems are managed and pro-actively ensure the controls are maintained
Work closely with the wider team to ensure accuracy and integrity of the purchasing and payroll information
Strong analytical skills to interrogate data, identify trends and highlight areas for improvement to enhance business performance
Ensure DHL trading and associated reporting is completed on time and to a high standard
Ensure adherence to DHL financial controls in line with agreed accounting principles

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

Drive and ambition to be flexible to understand and adapt reporting to DHL harmonised reporting
Ability to perform analysis and identify causes for variances
Ability to communicate this to the team
Experience in working in a customer facing (open book) environment
Operational finance experience gained within logistics or similar fast paced industry
Conscientious - able to prioritise and meet deadlines
Working knowledge of Oracle preferable, Excel proficiency a requirement
Ability to prioritise and balance a variety of tasks
Based in Long Eaton but covering a network of sites across the UK
Strong level of computer literacy, especially Excel spread sheets
Good analytical/numerical skills with understanding
High attention to detail
Excellent communicator at all levels

What will you get in return?

As a part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE.

What you'll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.
The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

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