Location:

Hoddesdon

Date posted:

7th October 2019

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

06650-0011062354

Staffing area:

Accounting and Finance


Description

Robert Half, Welwyn Garden City are pleased to support a well known organisation based in the heart of Hertfordshire. My client is a manufacturing / production SME who have seen steady growth over the past 5 years. As part of that growth they are seeking to add a Production Finance Business Partner who can support the production team with detailed cost analysis.

Role

The role of Production Finance Business Partner will report to the Finance Director and provide all finance support to the production team. Ideally, candidates will have a background in a manufacturing or industrial industry, who have demonstrable experience of cost accounting.

This role will work across a number of departments and so the ability to form strong working relationships is key to its success.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding and analysing the costs of production and providing insightful management reporting around labour costs, efficiency, productivity and cost of quality
  • Working in collaboration with the Manufacturing and Operations departments to understand key process cost drivers and to develop and report on KPI's
  • Feedback to Production departments actual results vs budget/forecast each month and perform variance analysis to understand the key drivers and reasons, giving financial insight into activities and highlighting cost saving opportunities
  • Comparison of expected vs actual costs for major projects
  • Analysis of WIP for major projects
  • Responsibility for the production elements of annual budgets and ongoing forecast
  • Updating and maintaining machine and other production rates
  • Analysis of spend to support procurement projects
  • Providing costing support to commercial teams in preparation of bids
  • Capital justification - prepare justifications for large scale asset purchases
  • Audits, month end close of stock, balance sheet management and controls

Person specification

  • Previous experience working within manufacturing or industrial organisations or a related area
  • Demonstrable experience of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing or Industrial Environment
  • Be IT literate and have experience using production systems
  • Strong MS office skills, particularly advanced Excel reporting, vlookups, sumifs and pivot tables
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills including report writing, with the ability to build strong cross departmental relationships to help embed our business partnering processes
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail within a professional environment

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pathways for development
  • Staff recognition scheme

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice.



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