Finance Manager

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DS Smith Business Services, Caerphilly is currently looking for a Finance Manager to join their Finance Team. The role will be responsible for managing a team of 15 staff to deliver a broad range of financial support to around half the Packaging manufacturing sites in the UK, plus the Packaging Head Office function. As a senior manager, you will manage the relationship with the Packaging Financial Planning & Control Manager, ensuring that your team provides a high quality service to its stakeholders, whilst at the same time achieving the deadlines set by both the Packaging Division and the wider Group. You will be actively involved in driving continuous improvement both within your own team and the wider department in the pursuit of world class performance. There may be some UK travel required.

Main responsibilities:

•Deliver accurate and timely management accounts (P&L, B/S, KPI’s) to site management teams, Packaging Head Office and Group in line with set deadlines

•Ensure that corporate governance standards are clear and maintained for each site through a process of on going balance sheet reviews and a strong control environment

•Deliver routine and ad-hoc analysis, as requested by site operations, Finance Business Partners, Division and Group

•Co-ordinate with Group Tax and Group Financial Accounting to ensure compliance reporting deadlines are met. (VAT, Corporation Tax, VAT etc)

•Drive reporting quality through process improvement and a culture of peer reviews

•Develop and mentor the team to achieve targets and simultaneously improve quality

•Help to clearly define career progression routes and satisfy succession planning requirements through development and training of staff

•Deliver team objectives through effective use of Performance Development Plans / Reviews

Person Specification

•Fully Qualified Accountant

Bachelor’s degree or other certification in a related discipline

•Experience of managing a team and working with a large international organisation

•Up to date technical knowledge with experience of Divisional/Group reporting

•Experience using ERP accounting systems, preferably SAP. Use of Hyperion would be an advantage

•Experience of Operational/Manufacturing environment and reporting requirements

Track record of providing accounting/reporting services

Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with both technical and business audiences

Knowledge of accounting standards (UK GAAP and IFRS) and MS Office suite, in particular Excel

Reference Number DSS4063
Country United Kingdom (UK)
Location Caerphilly, SSC (UK) - Business Services
Function Finance
Division Packaging
Closing date for applications 15 December 2017