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Senior Management Accountant (Manufacturing)

Heyland Finance
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5 May 2021

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Heyland Finance are delighted to be assisting our exclusive client, a highly established and successful SME Manufacturing subsidiary in the Manchester area as they seek to appoint an experienced qualified Senior Management Accountant as part of a recent restructure.

Reporting to the Managing Director and managing a small team, the successful candidate will take care of the day to day running of the finance department as well as being responsible for project managing the implementation of a fully integrated ERP system. As the company embarks on a number of key projects, the successful candidate will place a heavy emphasis on the manufacturing processes, reviewing all standard costing models & inventory/management accounting functions.

Key responsibilities include;
  • Monthly Management Accounts, preparation of annual budgets
  • Responsible for a team of four accounts/admin staff
  • Monthly P&L performance KPI reporting as well as providing detailed overview of site performance.
  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labour.
  • Management of production data and related general ledger postings including hours and materials reconciliations on a work order by work order basis
  • Analysing labour data collected and recording results
  • Analysing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
  • Provide accurate standard costs
  • Analysing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Maintaining Cost Accounting System
  • Oversees quarterly physical inventory counts and value accordingly.
  • Reconciles physical inventories & w-i-p to stock system & general ledger
  • Developing inventory analysis reports and analysing variances
  • Assisting in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory


The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified CIMA, ACCA, ACA Financial Controller / Senior Management Accountant with a proven track record in developing existing processes and procedures within an SME Manufacturing or Engineering environment.

Candidates who have previous experience of implementing a finance system will be of particular interest however, this is not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established, successful market leader as they embark on a number of interesting projects across their finance and operations functions. The successful candidate will enjoy a friendly working environment accompanied by a strong and supportive Managing Director with a finance background.
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