|Job Title:||Finance Manager|
|Description:||Finance Manager - Reading, Berkshire
Provide total financial support and leadership to the designated function and or business unit
Ownership of business processes to deliver accurate reported results and compliance with required controls, leading process improvement and driving integration.
Provide insightful business analysis and process leadership to support Operations in delivering productivity and broader business goals
Driving understanding of performance and risks and opportunities to plan in Business Unit finance and cross functional team
Decision support on major investments and or capexes, including production of supporting financials.
Production of tools and financial measurement to target savings or recovery of cost through Terms compliance.
Provide financial analysis on Annual Plans, Quarterly Reviews, Period Forecasts and actual results for presentation to the Business Unit senior management teams
Supporting and challenging staff to ensure financial and business objectives are achieved. This is done by constantly reviewing brand and channel results, provision of information for commercial and marketing decision making and suggesting courses of action.
Prepare financial analysis to determine effectiveness of activity – incl terms, COGS impact.
The assessment of existing and new business development initiatives. This includes analysis of the financial implications of product rollout.
Manage, develop and coach 5x direct reports Coach business unit or function teams and develop their financial understanding.
Ownership of Period End processes – coordination of activities and ensuring accurate results delivered to schedule.
Management of interface with audit teams (external, internal & SOX)
Degree educated or equivalent
Qualified Accountant commercial ACA or CIMA
Experience gained within an FMCG or blue-chip business
Strong influencing skills
Ability to work effectively cross-functionally
Resilient and organised in managing priorities
Impeccable planning and organisation skills
Ability to understand business key performance drivers and translate complex issues into meaningful business analysis.
Strong presentation, analytical and communication skills. The ability to liaise with all levels within the company.
High level of proficiency with data manipulation using software packages - Excel in particular essential. Accounting systems experience - ideally Oracle / Business Objects.
Assertive and independent with the ability to cope effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.
This includes working on multiple projects simultaneously, whilst prioritising on deliverables.
Leadership of direct team plus broader team on points of process/control.
Ability to influence others and resolve areas of ambiguity.
Ability to own and drive a change agenda
Coach and develop others
|Salary Range:||£50000 - £86000/annum Inc bene|
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