New opportunity not to be missed! Weir Minerals have an exciting opportunity for a Management Accountant to join our team based in Todmorden, on a 6 month contract. In return we are offering the successful candidate a competitive salary. Weir Minerals Europe (WME) is part of the Weir Group plc, the business has been established for over 100 years and is a world leader in the design and manufacture of pumps, valves, cyclones, vibrating screen machines, crushers and other associated equipment for the mining and minerals processing industries. Based in the North West of England we are a well established company that is growing year on year. Our organisation currently has approximately 800 employees throughout Europe with over 400 based in Todmorden, which sits on the edge of both Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The Role Reporting to the Finance Manager, Weir Minerals Europe is seeking to appoint a finance professional to the role of Management Accountant (Operations). The role has a strong bias on supporting the operations team in ensuring that the business delivers profitable growth in line with its strategic initiatives. Strong communication and analytical skills are essential as is having a continuous improvement outlook and being motivated to work on their own initiative. Key Responsibilities as our Management Accountant: - Preparing and analysing operational results; working closely with the manufacturing & supply chain teams to identify and address underlying issues - Leading the product costing reviews from budget manufacturing and procurement processes to individual - Supporting the sales team in pricing decisions e.g. identifying variable cost - Providing financial support to the engineering, supply chain and operations teams in VA/VE reviews - Supporting the business areas to prepare capex investment appraisals - Support working capital improvement initiatives - Month end and forecast responsibilities as assigned - Ensure compliance with the Weir Group policies and the Weir Group Code of conduct - Other ad-hoc duties as assigned Experience & Skills needed to become our Management Accountant This is a wide ranging role that affords the successful applicant an opportunity to transition from more recognised accountant positions to becoming a true business partner. Accordingly, drive and analytical ability are key qualities being sought. Education and/or Experience: Qualified accountancy qualification, CA, ACCA or CIMA. Minimum of 3 years post-qualified experience in a manufacturing or similar operations based business. Computer Skills: Integrated ERP system- preferably SAP. Highly competent in using MS Office suite, particularly MS Excel. Mathematical: Ability to calculate figures and amounts Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written/oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardised situations. Analytical: Understands and able to break down complex or diverse information; gathers and processes data to identify problems, draw conclusions and propose solutions; able to consider different options and alternatives and make appropriate recommendations; works well with others to advise, resolve problems and implement solutions. Motivation: Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; continuous improvement approach to work, proactively seeks new opportunities for self, others and the organisation. Salary and benefits: - Competitive Salary - 25 days holiday plus Bank Holiday Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, click ‘Apply’ now to become our Management Accountant.