Finance Manager

Forward Waste Management
Cardiff, UK
11 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Finance Manager
Location: Cardiff
Hours: 42.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salary: Competitive
Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
The Company:

Forward Waste Management is a well-established, dynamic company providing innovative and value-added waste management services, primarily focused towards the manufacturing sector.
We deliver distinct innovation and environmental improvement for our customers by applying the recognised waste hierarchy of minimisation, reuse, recycling and eliminating waste to landfill. Long term benefits are achieved through our professional proficiency in industrial waste management, expert knowledge of waste handling and processing systems and broad connections within the environmental arena.

Privately owned and established for over 20 years, Forward Waste Management comprises three trading divisions with a staff of over 50, achieving £11m revenue annually. Servicing an enviable client list of well-known blue-chip brands, we are a fast paced, service excellence led business innovating and investing to stay ahead of industry trends and competitors. The company currently manages a wide array of disciplines including sales, marketing, service delivery and contract management through a combination of in-house transport fleet and waste handling division. Enviroquip, operates a sizeable waste equipment rental fleet being supported by integral workshop facilities equipped for a wide range of welding and fabrication, refurbishment and repair services, including waste compaction machinery manufacture from our facility based at Cardiff.

Further information on the company can be found on our website:

The role: Ensuring the day to day operations of Finance run smoothly, aligning activities to the objectives of the Finance team to support the COO.

Achieve the Finance team's objectives in line with the company wide vision
Review monthly management accounts and present to the board at monthly board meetings
Work with COO to monitor and report on divisional performance to budget at monthly business reviews
Identify cost pools with divisional managers to create initiatives
Actively looking for working capital management opportunities in line with working capital targets
Production of weekly cash flow forecasts
Management of the Finance team
Be the first point of contact for external auditors
Keep up to date with accounting legislation and technology
Ensure processes for Finance are fit for purposes and are regularly audited
Optimise Sage 200

Skills and experience:
Strong technical accounting knowledge
Fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA,CIMA,ACA)
Experience in preparing budgets
Ability to manage the workload of the team
Keen eye for detail
Strong Excel skills and the ability to model opportunities
Process driven
Knowledge of Sage 200 is essential

The ideal candidate:
Previous experience within a finance manager role is essential
Excellent team player
Very organised able to work to tight deadlines with strong attention to detail
Can do attitude
Excellent time management
Commercially aware
Must be proactive and flexible to support the growth of the company
Enjoy working in a fast - paced environment and possess the ability to prioritise and juggle several tasks at any one time
Must be self-motivated and have the ability for continuous learning and be used to working to strict deadlines.
Able to work unsupervised and to successfully complete tasks within tight deadlines

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