Finance Analyst

Provide appropriate and professional management accounting services to the senior management team of the Filter Tow Sub Business Unit (SBU), ensuring strong financial control of the finance function.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

·          Control of costs for both production sites (Derby & Coventry) including the production of actual, forecast and budget data to tight reporting deadlines

·          Provide support to the commercial department with the production of real-time accurate sales analysis, contribution and debtor performance data via a controlled reporting mechanism

·          Provide financial support to the Filter Tow senior management team for key business decisions

·          Reporting of business projects (costs/benefits/payback), including capital investment appraisals, forecasting of expenditure timing and reviews of progress to ensure anticipated benefits are delivered

·          Provide financial support for the effective control of working capital and advise senior management on systems/procedures that can be implemented to improve working capital management

·          Actively support the change culture through involvement in continuous improvement activities

·          Communicate the financial performance of the SBU via the Business Projects Steering Group

·          Participate in the drive for enhanced quality by helping to establish, measure and publicise appropriate key performance indicators and standards for the business

·          Lead a cost project team to actively review and attain cost reductions

·          Deliver actual, forecast and budget data to group via the ‘FDC comshare’ reporting/consolidation package to tight group reporting deadlines

·          Provide financial management and support covering all aspects of the ‘Spinning Oils’ business

·          Play a key role in delivering improved financial systems and procedures with the view to implementing fully automated accounting systems for the Acetate Products business

·          Participate in Business Unit & Sub-Business Unit initiatives driven by the BU Financial Steering Group, aimed at achieving a high quality/low cost finance function for the BU


Key Skills and Abilities

·          Qualified CIMA/ACA or CIMA stage 4 progressing towards full qualification

·          Significant financial control experience in an integrated systems environment

·          Experience of standard costing and an understanding of the key cost drivers within a manufacturing organisation a distinct advantage

·          Preferably strong knowledge of ERP packages (ideally MFGPRO) and standard costing systems within manufacturing organisation

·          Strong working knowledge of Excel (including Visual Basic) and other Microsoft Office applications

·          Numerate and analytical with a keen eye for detail and a structured, logical approach to problems

·          A able communicator with the confidence and credibility to forge productive working relationships at all levels across the SBU and to present effectively to a senior management team

·          Enthusiastic and proactive with the initiative to explore and act on improvement opportunities 

·          Excellent time management and prioritisation skills to manage a busy workload and deliver results to agreed deadlines

·          Flexible and committed, prepared to travel to Coventry and work occasional extra hours as necessary