Plant Controller - GBP 70,000 - GBP 75,000 plus Car Allowance and Excellen

Hollyfield Personnel
70000.00 - 75000.00 GBP Annual
10 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type

Our client based in Coleshill are looking to recruit a Plant Controller to join a very successful company.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Full Financial Responsibility for the Plant Facility
  • To be a professional, proactive, and productive representative of the Finance Team
  • Support Plant Manager & Team Financially to drive improvement

Maintain & improvement Corporate governance within the plant in line with company policy

Scope of Job

  • Manage Plant Finance Team of 4 (Inclusive of Plant Purchasing resource)
  • All Plant monthly & quarterly financial reporting directly into Group Controller where necessary, to ensure accuracy and completeness of all results submitted.
  • Monitor key performance measures against agreed targets and detail as part of monthly reviews
  • Attend Plant Management meetings
  • Support shared service to manage AR & ACP systems/process for the plant
  • Drive focus on key measurable - Scrap, program profitability, cost management, working capital management etc
  • Financial lead for government backed project to ensure correct accounting treatment & suitable process controls
  • Managing the monthly Sales analysis ensuring all sales and associated sales are reported accurately in ERP system.
  • Act as facilitator for Financial queries generating reports/ correspondence, delegating where necessary.
  • Acting as interface to external auditors, managing all aspects of audits as required
  • Generating Budget / Forecasting information as required with load into One Stream
  • Provide detailed Weekly/monthly. quarterly variance analysis against target identifying key drivers
  • Cultivate excellent relationship with Functional/Global support teams to ensure alignment o business objectives.
  • Support stock take with variance analysis to identify key loss drivers
  • Work with KPMG to ensure Yearend Audit compliance
  • Ensure standard costs correct./ Plant Costing / Participate in costing and RFQ process where required
  • Analysis of Financial data where required to identify improvement opportunities. Working closely with the senior operations management team & contributing to management of Costing & Improvement programs
  • Encourage and maintain functional accountability to achieve agreed targets
  • Sales Forecast reports in an accurate and timely manner as required.
  • Proactively developing and improving Finance department with the aim of ensuring the financial department can meet/exceed the required results.
  • Conduct appraisals for direct reports, setting and cascading both individual and departmental objectives and targets.
  • Managing all aspects of personnel duties within the department- including, but not limited to: disciplinary, personnel issues, performance, absenteeism, pay reviews.
  • Monitor, measure and drive for improvements in Key Objectives and targets set, both departmental and company. Also following and maintaining sound EH&S practices.
  • Conduct and present investment proposals to secure investment, thereafter ensure project costs adhered and payback delivered
  • Monitor and highlight Foreign Currency movements & effect and highlight issues to senior management recommending potential actions


  • Qualified Accountant with experience in high volume (preferably automotive) manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of SOX applications & requirements -preferable.


  • Previous financial management experience within similar industry & scale of operations.
  • Educated to high level, Degree qualified - desirable

Working Hours:

Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am - 5:15 pm - Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


GBP 70,000 - GBP 75,00 basic plus GBP 4,800 Car Allowance


25 days holiday



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