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Industry: Accounting / Finance / Insurance
Manufacturing / Engineering
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: On Application

To purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive, effective and efficient finance support to the Finance Team and Wexford factory. The post holder will be able to utilize accounting, analytical skills and business aptitude to be a financial business partner to the site. You will play a leading role in developing and maintaining month-end reporting packs as well as driving the budgeting, forecasting and costing activities at the Wexford site.

The incumbent will be required to develop strong relationships with personnel at all levels across the business with the purpose of delivering accurate, appropriate and timely finance support, advice and guidance as required. He/she will work consistently to ensure the continuous development of the role and ensure that the service is delivered according to procedures and processes which are accurate, professional and consistent at all times. There is a requirement that the post holder will monitor the service and react accordingly, and in a timely manner to changing needs with resultant re-prioritisation of his or her work as necessary.

Specifically, the role will be responsible for the control, reporting, forecasting and animation of Freight & Logistics costs for the Wexford Supply point. Acting as business partner to the Supply Chain Logistics Manager, you will help to increase the understanding and awareness of Logistics costs, forecast accurately and identify cost saving opportunities.

Essential Criteria:

Finalist / Qualified accountant- ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CPA qualified.

Must be numerate, analytical and have good oral & written communication skills

Have hands on experience of modern integrated ERP systems & proficient in the use of excel
Ability to work on own initiative and within cross functional groups

Highly Desirable Criteria:

Experience of working in a high volume FMCG environment

Key Responsibilities:

Preparation and review of month end accounts for all Logistics & Warehouse Cost lines in the P&L, including accrual journal preparation, monthly cost review vs Forecast and animation & explanation to CBS Finance team

Provide efficient and accurate monthly Group reporting in required format

Produce and circulate monthly opex reports to Supply Chain partners with required level of interaction and animation to ensure understanding and to also provide challenge
Input into monthly rolling forecast process for Logistics & Warehouse costs with clear visibility and understanding of cost forecast, including risk and opps

Continuously look to improve opex reporting, animation and efficiency of our processes

Ensure (with Procurement) the integrity of the PO Probuyer system and regular review of GRNI

Report PO KPIs including Workflow status and drive actions with internal stakeholders to reduce
Input into the recharge process helping to ensure that all relevant costs are recharged in a timely and efficient manner

Ad hoc analysis and requests

Deliverables & KPIs:

Production of timely, accurate and effective monthly opex reports for budget holders

Good Receiving on a daily basis of all loads shipped out from the factory

Comply to Group reporting timescales for reporting and analysis

Continuously improve the financial data within the ERP system to improve the quality of financial reporting and analysis

Weekly PO and Workflow Tracking reporting and animation

Provide meaningful analysis for decision making
Educate all budget holders to a higher level of financial awareness

Full Management Accountant remit with the ability to effectively support and partner the business and management

A creative and logical thinker, able to deliver practical solutions

Prioritises tasks and organise own time effectively

Experience of working with stakeholders at all levels

Communicating complex and sensitive information

Sound problem solving skills

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Working in a multidisciplinary fast paced environment

Experience of providing accurate finance advice to stakeholders

Team Working & Personal impact

Broad range of relevant IT skills

Good inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people

Excellent ability to communicate with individuals across the factory

Works effectively in partnership and gains confidence of Senior managers and colleagues

A positive “can do” attitude

Ability to work under pressure and manage own wellbeing

Highly dedicated with genuine interest in excellent customer service

An understanding and observance of impartiality and confidentiality

Highly confidential approach to sensitive financial matters

Respect for boundaries

Responsible and responsive attitude

Flexible and adaptable style/approach towards the requirements of the role and the business exigencies

Attention to Detail
Ethics for Professional Specialist Services (Financial)
Work Standards

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