Finance Lead

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Operational Finance Lead – Maternity Cover – 15 month contract – hybrid working

FRS are recruiting an Operational Finance Lead on a 15 month FTC for a globally recognised food manufacturing business. Suitable candidates will for formally qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) and ideally have FMCG / Food Manufacturing sector experience – SAP experience would also be advantageous.

The business can offer a salary of circa £70k but negotiable depending on experience & you will have the option of working from home 1 day per week.

You will have overall responsibility for financial controls / SOX compliance and financial reporting. There is significant opportunity to improve operational performance and profitability with additional financial insights. The purpose of this role is to embed improved processes and controls in order to ensure that operational reporting is timely, accurate, insightful and actionable.

Duties Will Include

Member of the SLT delivering on strategic, operational, financial support and leadership across site through empowering finance and operations teams to deliver business performance and growth targets.
Taking a lead role in target setting and performance management to translate the business priorities into performance goals and growth plans
Partner with Business Leaders to identify and recommend opportunities to maximize profitability and seek out game changing ideas, inspire bigger picture stretched thinking.
Delivery of performance metrics , identifying variances and understanding opportunities and risks
Partner with Business Leaders to Identify and recommend future strategy to incorporate cost saving initiatives, maximize operational efficiency, operational footprint and customer configuration.
Prioritize, manage, allocate and reallocate resources across key projects and key areas of business priority
Champion change making different decisions for the good of the business, test new and different ways to simplify and improve.
Challenge themselves and others in an informed way to reduce costs and grow margin.
Bring clarity and rigor to data, capture and incorporate the best insight to help generate workable solutions.
Lead the Finance team with confidence, embrace a change mindset & culture always considering what might be possible.