Our customers and colleagues are at the very heart of what we do. To achieve this, we employ exceptional people who are engaged and rewarded for the value they bring to the organisation and who are can demonstrate our leading behaviours - Be bold in what you do, be flexible and agile, and make a positive difference.We are currently looking to recruit a Finance Manager - Projects to ensure that the SIGD strategic change programme is on track and delivering the strategic growth required to support the medium-term plan. Working with and challenging budget owners to deliver their agreed objectives, you'll provide insightful and added value information to drive business performance and exceed business targets.We offer a great opportunity to build your career in a market leading business, along with a competitive salary and excellent benefits that include a rewarding, bonus, car/allowance, contributory pension, healthcare, life insurance and a share save scheme, 25 days holiday + bank holidays.What does the role involve?As Finance Manager - Projects, you will be responsible for the following duties:
Acting as the lead finance contact in the tracking of return to growth initiatives and supporting the medium plan of the UK business
Regularly reporting progress on key growth initiatives to Division, UK and Group Senior Management (including monitoring progress, investigating variances, reporting)
Advising, challenging and aiding budget owners on the delivery of this agreed targets and actions
Provision of suitable strategic options from which to develop plans and objectives
Lead, motivate and manage people to optimise performance and effectiveness.
Developing financial systems and processes along with IT and MI to monitor project progress.
Business partnering with non-finance managers to develop processes and the understanding of financial requirements
Driving consistency across the UK on business plans
Development and enhancement of UK KPIs
Project manage delivery of key finance deliverable such as budget timetable, Medium term plan.
Handling and using sensitive and confidential information
Ad-hoc projects, both financial and non-financial to support the UK businesses growth aspirations, providing professional and skilled support to aid project delivery - Evaluate, justify and implement suitable strategic options (eg - Development of full UK P&L, UK car strategy, UK WMS business case, UK footprint)
Monitoring performance vs target (customer, branch, cost out etc.) and action plans.
Provide financial support during strategic planning processes and through liaison with relevant budget holders and project managers, ensuring that plans and budgets are financially robustThe successful candidate will require:
An accounting qualification ACA/ACCA/CIMA with 5 years PQE or qualified by experience
Proficient in Excel, Powerpoint experience required; with a highly analytical mind-set.
Demonstrate strong commercial acumen
Effective communicator, with evident ability to influence and persuade at all levels
Comfortable working alongside operational and commercial colleagues
Adopts and applies innovative methods and technologies to implement strategy and manages change.
Evaluates, justifies and implements suitable strategic options.
Demonstrates personal effectiveness in fast changing environments.
Thinks proactively about the future, applying professional judgement and commercial intelligence and seeks specialist input when needed.
Collaborates, supports and works to achieve the objectives of the organisation, harnessing appropriate digital technologies.
Excellent relationship building and influencing skills with the ability to work across all levels
Strong Self Starter with the ability to work "hands on"About us...SIG Plc. is a leading supplier of specialist building materials to trade customers across Europe with strong positions in its core markets as a specialist distributor of insulation and interiors products and as a merchant of roofing and exteriors products.
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