Brakes Group

Interim SC Finance Manager - North

Recruiter
Location
Grantham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
15 Jun 2017
Ref
04433
Contact
Brakes Group
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
BRAKES GROUP

JOB PROFILE: Finance Manager

**Please note - this role is a 10 month maternity cover contract, based in either the Grantham or Tamworth depot**

REPORTS TO: Head of Finance

Role Purpose Statement
The Finance Manager is a key business support to the HOF, providing strategic analysis and insight into business performance. The Finance Manager must possess the ability to understand trends and results (at both a detailed and strategic level) and to identify vital connections between the two. This position plays an important role in developing analysis and identifying financial trends (at both the customer and product level), understanding drivers of actual results compared to forecast and budget, and leveraging those analyses into deliverable guidance / recommendations to Managers and Directors

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • To support and challenge thebusiness unit team in the formulation and delivery of both business as usual and change programme plans and delivery of financial targets
  • Collating, preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, Commentaries and financial statements
  • Lead strategic analysis and planning
  • Producing long-term business plans
  • Manage the production of robust budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Developing and managing financial systems/models
  • Carrying out business modelling and risk assessments, including risk and opportunity analysis
  • Provide the business unit with sound financial analysis and guidance in order to grow their business unit profitably
  • Drawing causal effects of economic data on results and forecasts for the operating region
  • Supervising and developing direct reports;
  • Liaising with managerial staff and other colleagues
  • Monitoring KPIs, challenging trends and performance on a weekly KPI call
  • Review and challenge weekly flash and monthly forecasts of costs and volumes
  • Ensure compliance with Group policies and procedures to deliver tight financial control
  • Appraisal, monitoring and control of Capital Expenditure
  • Deputise for the Head of Finance as required
Competencies/Leadership Themes
  • Has enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement,
  • Established history of adding value within a complex commercial environment
  • Ability to act on own initiative and be able to persuade senior management of the value and logic of business proposals
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt quickly and deliver commercial results when confronted with unforeseen work demands
  • Must have results driven method of working and a strong desire to complete and succeed at all tasks as well as taking personal ownership for outputs with a can do attitude
  • Ability to build cross functional relationships & ability to communicate
  • Ability to understand trends and results
  • High level of competency in financial analysis and modelling
  • Ability to interact on complex data issues where there may be differing views
  • Strong, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Maintain the highest possible professional and ethical standards at all times
  • Confident communicating with and influencing demanding customers
  • Engages and motivates others to meet their objectives
 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Essential:

Qualified with several years PQE (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)

The candidate should have previous experience of working in a fast paced commercial environment

Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

Excellent MS Excel

Personal integrity

Strong relationship builder

Analytical thinking

Strong Influencing skills

Strong communication skills

Enthusiastic with a can do attitude

Desirable:

Advanced MS Office including Excel skills

Experience of SAP

Project Management experience