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Centric Talent
Halifax, UK
Closing date
3 Feb 2021

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Location: Halifax (HX2)

Salary: Circa £35,000 to £38,000


Our client is one of the UK's leading manufacturers and distributors of bathroom products. The business has manufacturing operations in the UK (Halifax), China (Shanghai) and the UAE (Fujairah/Dubai) employing over 600 people across 6 sites with an annual turnover of £80m+. The majority of sales are into the UK market (dominated by sales to major on-line retailers) with a growing presence in the North American market as the business expands its international operations.

Role Requirements

Reporting to the Financial Controller in Halifax, the role of FINANCE MANAGER requires an individual with experience of Managing a purchase ledger team within an import-based business with relevant knowledge of customs obligations within a bonded warehouse facility. The role also includes managing treasury (cash) operations through a variety of banking facilities (including managing a HSBC trade finance facility for payment of overseas suppliers). The business is in the process of consolidating several ledgers (SAP and SAGE) onto a new SAP platform and the successful individual must ideally have practical experience of working with SAP.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Management of the team responsible for the two principle purchase ledgers ensuring that all internal controls (including supplier statement reconciliations, new account openings) and the associated governance are operating effectively.
Responsibility for all stock invoice postings including the allocation of freight, duty and management of currency within the stock and purchase ledger system;
Responsibility for all aspects of engagement with HMRC (including deferred VAT and duty within a bonded warehouse facility). This includes responsibility for preparing the monthly and quarterly VAT returns with the Financial Controller;
Responsibility of managing treasury operations including bank-to-day payments. This includes managing supplier payments through the HSBC trade finance facility and the associated governance obligations;
Responsibility for driving process improvements across the purchase ledger and treasury operations with a move towards simplification and automation of processes onto the SAP system.
Skills & Relevant Experience

Previous experience of leading teams and managing an import-based purchase ledger department and managing treasury operations is essential. Preference is that this has been gained within a Manufacturing Business
Previous experience (hands on practical knowledge) in working with SAP is essential (knowledge of SAGE would be a benefit);
Proficiency in IT (including excel based data management e.g. pivot tables; lock-up formulas) is essential;
An organised work style with the ability to delegate and effectively lead teams to deliver tasks;
An ability to communicate effectively (build relationships) with internal and external stakeholders across all levels. This includes a commercial mind-set that understands
A positive can-do attitude with a passion for searching for continuous improvements (ways to do things better).Location

The role is based in Halifax

Salary & Hours
Negotiable, depending on experience. 37.5 Hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Also, there will be occasions and requests to work additional hours to achieve deadlines and to provide cover for holidays, etc

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