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Regional Finance Manager

Employer
Robert Walters
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This high growth, US listed retail organisation in Liverpool are looking for a Regional Finance Manager to join the organisation in a role closely linked to Operations.

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Director, your core duties will include;
  • Proactive Finance Business Partner providing support, challenge and insight to the Opetaional Managers and Regional Directors
  • To deliver timely, accurate & relevant financial information & analysis to key stakeholders including, Monthly and quarterly forecasts, Annual budgets, Variance analysis, KPI's, Ad-hoc analysis to drive business performance
  • Identifying risks and opportunities to enable delivery of the targets
  • Develop, rigorously challenge, and question the budget/forecast assumptions and KPIs
  • Provision of the Monthly Review Packs and participation in the Monthly Branch Review Meeting.
  • Identify and explain business performance variances and recommendations for improvements
  • Consignment reconciliation, analysis and challenge
  • Margin management through analysis and challenge
  • Develop and understand distribution cost reporting & KPI's
  • Bench marking performance across locations
  • Monitor new business performance and profitability
  • Monthly accruals, prepayments and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Attend monthly stock takes
  • Maintain strong financial controls across all areas
  • Ensure that all company policies and statutory requirements are adhered to
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors
  • Support the Financial Controller as required through analysis and project activity

Key requirements;
  • Qualified Accountant, ideally CIMA
  • Management accounting in an FMCG manufacturing environment
  • Good communication skills and ability to build strong business relationships
  • Experience of influencing non-Finance colleagues
  • Demonstrable experience of process improvement and stakeholder management
  • Ability to use own initiative and to adapt to changes in the industry
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Flexible team player who can help change behaviour both by compelling nature of analysis and by working closely with colleagues to drive improvements
  • Demonstrates a sense of personal ownership, is results driven and has a 'can do' attitude
  • Enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels of the business cross functionally.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

This is a fantastic opportunity for any Regional Finance Manager to join a company with autonomy to develop drive operational performance.
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