Finance Analyst

Badenoch & Clark
£30k - £40k pa + Bonus
06 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, an established and growing manufacturing business based in Birmingham is seeking a Finance Analyst to join the team. Reporting into the Financial Controller, the purpose of the role would be to work with Sales and Purchasing departments to ensure integrity in standard and current costs and review profitability of both new and existing business. To provide sales personnel with cost estimates which facilitate informed decision-making with the relevant departments to achieve sound and effective commercial costs.


* Assist the Finance Function where necessary in maintaining integrity in costs held within the FourthShift system
* Provide Sales Team with costs/GM% for quotes to new business to customers using SalesForce and FourthShift
* Review GM% post shipping of new business to check whether GM% has changed, establish reasons why and suggest corrective action to improve
* Monitor Customer order quantities against original forecast/commitment and bring any material differences to the attention of Sales and Purchasing for discussion with the customer; following up in a timely manner to establish the outcome of the discussions
* Work with Purchasing and Sales to ensure relevant information is collated and reviewed to enable the business to make commercially sound commitments on Purchase Orders
* Review assembly and test times on Fourth Shift to establish and agree new and existing products with manufacturing
* Review change of Price Authorisation Forms raised by Purchasing Department for current and standard costs
* Assist the Financial Controller on the preparation of CAR forms where necessary to ensure documentation is comprehensively reviewed and completed
* Monitor low or negative GM% lines by customer order/shipment and make recommendations for improvement actions
* Review and analyse GM trends, making recommendations for improvement actions where appropriate
* Conduct monthly margin reviews, identifying trends and communicating via regular monthly Margin Improvement meetings
* Carry out ad hoc projects within the Finance Department as required
* Provide support during annual Budgeting process and with ad-hoc modelling of reports as required

The Ideal candidate would have the following:

* CIMA/ACCA/ACA fully qualified or Part-Qualified.
* Experienced in working in a high volume, high pressured manufacturing environment, preferably with an engineering background
* Proven experience in making sound commercial decisions using analytical tools and opinions
* Experience of working in a multi-currency environment with overseas customers and suppliers

Package: £30,000 - £40,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.
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