Finance Partner / Accountant

Recruiter
KNAUF LIMITED
Location
Canterbury
Salary
Not specified
Posted
06 Feb 2019
Closes
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Knauff Limited, part of the Knauff Group, one of the largest independent building material manufacturers in the world, are now looking for a Finance Partner to join our Kent team. Responsibilities Support team through positive actions to reinforce a strong H&S culture Day to day ownership of Operational Expenditure and COGS for UK North Plant including manufacturing, engineering and warehousing to support business controlling cost function Partner to the UK business with a focus on value creation specifically at North Plant Commentator on the business cost performance with the ability to interrogate data and the analysis of non-financial KPI's to provide relevant focused narrative to improve result Drive best practice, continuous improvement and improved reporting through the exploitation of our systems, standardisation and simplification of our processes enabling the team to effectively deal with changes in the business model Work closely with and provide support to the Lead Finance Business Partner, Business Controlling, Manufacturing and Plant Management teams Prepare budget, forecasting and analysis of cost activities to ensure accurate reporting to support the company's management in business decision making Responsible for accurate and timely cost reporting for the UK North Plant. For the actual, forecast, latest estimate, budget and scenario planning financial data. Internal to UK, region and group reporting. External for statutory and regulatory purposes Support Plant Finance Partner - South with business partnering Supply Chain including planning and procurement Financial process involvement in S&OP, capacity planning and cost systems. Contributes to policy development and customization of procedures and practices. Detailed understanding of the manufacturing business processes and information flows including cross functional cross overs. Conducts analyses and provides recommendations for improvements of operations Support Lead Finance Business Partner with tracking headcount at North Plant Support Plant Finance Partner - South with the product costing, unit cost reporting and inventory management processes for UK during Budget and Forecasts and to provide cover for annual leave as required Support Lead Finance Business Partner and Business Controller with the coordination of monthly close, forecast, budget and latest estimate activities including interpretation of variances and advice to management Manage financial investment process for North Plant and support Lead Finance Business Partner with consolidation of UK capital expenditure budget, forecast and monthly reporting, including disposal, business case preparation, tracking of results and post capex reviews Support Business Controlling team in process optimisation and continuous improvement activities Participation in ad-hoc business development projects including the WMS project. Requirements Studying towards professional accounting qualification (CIMA) with experience in financial business partner role High level of commercial business acumen preferably gained in a manufacturing background Ability to present financial information to all levels within the organization Ability to travel to North Plant monthly required SAP experience desirable If you know that you are the ideal candidate for this opportunity, please don't hesitate to Apply today

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