Finance Manager

Wincanton Logistics
Corby, UK
31 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Overview
A vacancy has arisen for the position of Finance Manager at Corby Shared User to provide maternity cover for up to 18 months.

The site is a multi-contract site operating closed book contracts in warehousing. Key challenges of the role include maintaining financial controls across all activities and contracts and in providing high quality, efficient financial information to the site's customers as well as for internal reporting. The Finance Manager will manage a team of 2 direct reports.

The Role
  • Publication of Weekly Management Information for the site to incorporate P&L Accounts down to contract level as well as stats and productivity measures to assess the efficiency of the site and each contract against budgetary targets.
  • Production of Period Reports by Contract for issue to each Customer for period review purposes, again containing detailed finance and statistical reports and trend analysis to the specification requested by each customer.
  • Production of Period Reports by Contract for use in internal contract reviews with the Distribution Centre Manager.
  • To produce detailed quarterly forecasts and the annual site operating budget.
  • To prepare customer budgets and forecasts.
  • To manage the processes of reporting into Wincanton Central Finance and to control reporting into the 'Cube' to ensure accuracy, with investigation of any variances.
  • Managing the processes around Wincanton and Customer Period End's in order that all deadlines are achieved.
  • Build commercial awareness of the contracts to be able to develop financial analysis that supports customer strategy and growth plans.
  • Working closely with Customer Finance Contacts in supporting their understanding of expenditure and in decision making processes
  • Tracking and Co-ordinating any site Continuous Improvement and Cost Saving Initiatives
  • Being a key part of the site management team in delivering site initiatives and budgetary targets.
  • Attendance and participation in regular site meetings such as Management Meetings and Health & Safety Meetings
  • Supporting the Distribution Centre Manager as necessary and working with fellow peers within the site management team
  • To support the site Finance team in the production of the Weekly Management Accounts and to review processes and trends to ensure accurate control and reporting of costs.
  • To review all Balance Sheet Accounts on a period basis to ensure all balances are reconciled and that no provision for liability exists.
  • To set up, review and maintain the necessary financial controls in line with Wincanton guidelines.

The Candidate
  • Flexibility and a high level of both self and team motivation are a must in what is a demanding multi-client operation
  • Has experience of liaising directly with Customers and possesses good customer relationship management skills
  • Demonstrate and possess an excellent and diverse range of PC skills
  • Ideally a qualified accountant or working towards either CIMA or ACCA accreditation
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work accurately under pressure, plus flexible to the needs of the business during key reporting periods
  • Have previous experience of managing a team and to demonstrate skills in developing and motivating a team
  • Ability to work under his/her own initiative as well as part of the management team

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

About Us:

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is "to make our customers business's better, every day."

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That's why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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