Financial Controller

CAF Rail UK Ltd
Newport (Casnewydd)
06 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

CAF is an international market leader in the design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of equipment and components for rail systems, with a presence across the globe. CAF Rolling Stock UK, Ltd will have a brand new assembly factory producing from July 2018 in Newport (Wales) with a workforce of around 200 staff.

The Finance Contoller for CAF Rolling Stock UK Ltd will work as part of the shared service Finance Team, and will be integral to the financial performance measurement of the company through: production of timely and accurate financial information; aiding the manufacturing process through the provision of financial advice and support; and developing and maintaining strong working relationships with Senior Managers across the business.

Main responsibilities:

·As the financial lead of a recently commissioned manufacturing facility, take responsibility for, and support senior management in all financial matters of the manufacturing process.

·Play a lead role in the governance of the business unit and the manfuacturing process, driving a culture of cost control and efficiency of operations.

·Work closely with the wider shared service finance team to ensure accurate and timely management and accounting information is produced.

·Prepare monthly manufacturing accounts.

·Report and evaluate key operational metrics (KPIs) to highlight and address adverse variances that are impacting on performance.

·Develop the financial IT processes associated with production (including costing analysis) to improve the confidence in financial information (e.g. stock valuation; product level profitability).

·Oversee the internal purchasing control procedures to better control costs.

·Manage stock control and stock management procedures to ensure inventory levels are accurately recorded (this includes financial lead on stock counts).

·Raise concerns & issues to manager in a timely manner where deadlines appear to be at risk.

·Develop and implement company financial policies and procedures.

·Ensure Managers produce information uniformly across the business, in adherence with the finance timetable.

·Liaise with external auditors as appropriate.

·Supports managers in the financial managment of the business.

·Participate fully in company training and business improvement initiatives.


·Participate as and when required in team and one-to-one meetings, and undertake training relevant to the role.

·Keep up to date with developments within the Company and other sector wide practices that influence the day-to-day activities within the role, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and any other relevant external/internal factors eg. Company policies and procedures, quality management standards, health and safety.

·Ensure, in the course of employment, complete confidentiality is maintained in respect of the company, its dealings, transactions, and all other information relating to clients/ customers and staff.

·Promote the Company by whatever means are appropriate and available so as to ensure a positive image to customers/clients.

·Demonstrate commitment to the aims and objectives of the Company and the implementation of its Equal Opportunities policy in the workplace.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined, you must be prepared to undertake such additional duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity change the general character or level of responsibility to the post.

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