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Finance Manager - Logistics

Location: WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE Salary: 50000.00 - 57000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: 3055579
As the Finance Manager for this well know logistics business is a key business support to the Deputy Finance Director, providing strategic analysis and insight into business performance. You 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, understanding drivers of actual results compared to forecast and budget, and leveraging those analyses into deliverable guidance / recommendations to Managers and Directors. Package will include car, bonus, private healthcare and pension.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

• To support and challenge the senior business 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
• Manage the production of robust budgets and 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; create a succession plan
• 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 Deputy Finance Director as required

Competencies/Leadership Themes


• Has enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement, to include process improvement where relevant
• 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 across all levels of the business
• Ability to understand trends and results and influence senior management action
• 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


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


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