Senior Finance Manager

As Senior Finance Manager at Unipart Logistics you will be responsible for all financial matters of the Consumer and Utilities accounts. You will be joining a strong Finance team with high levels of engagement and will become a key member of that team with responsibility for a number of key strategic contracts.

Working on projects that focus on making finance digital, enjoying the variety and experience gained from managing a diverse customer portfolio, and the opportunity to deputise for the Head of Finance, gaining valuable experience, are a few of the great reasons that you should join the team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading and managing the team and being responsible for their objectives and development
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate reporting by the team
  • Consolidate and report the financials to the Head of Finance, and Logistics Centre, on a timely basis for - Weekly and monthly results - Budgeting, forecasting and Corporate Plan
  • Fully understand the Consumer and Utilities accounts and their processes and the interactions those processes have with the financial results
  • Clearly articulate to clients the financial costs of their contracts, the root cause of any variances and the implication of any changes
  • Lead the Financial Year End process
  • Maintain tight cost control for the clients
  • Maintain tight financial control for UL, including fully understanding the contractual and commercial arrangements with each client
  • Creation, review and presentation of internal and client budgets and forecasts
  • Review Consumer monthly cashflow forecasts
  • Ensuring sales invoices are raised accurately and on time by the team
  • Maintain tight control of balance sheets on a monthly basis
  • Form a strong relationship with the Consumer leadership team and Utilities leadership team, providing challenge, financial support and insights
  • Interaction with clients, being able to inspire confidence in budgets / forecast and the reported financial results
  • Be the finance lead for all new business and account development, including account retention and strategic growth of Consumer and Utilities
  • Play an active part in the Continuous Improvement programme
  • Proactively improve the financial processes to find ways to streamline reporting
  • Preparation and maintenance of up-to-date SOPs

About You

  • Qualified accountant (at least 5 years), able to translate strong technical expertise into practical application, and operational activity into financial impact
  • Strong commercial and operational experience with a proven background of delivery
  • Ability to provide credible support to non-finance areas of the business
  • Ability to operate at all levels within an organisation from boardroom to shop floor
  • Strong team player but also happy to work independently on own initiative
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Experience in logistics, retail and Supply Chain environments
  • Excellent Excel and Google Sheet skills
  • A proven track record of developing team
  • Able to work effectively across finance, internal functions and with customers
  • Fine eye for detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication skills ability to adapt style for internal and external customers and also influence others
  • Approachable manner ability to engage with colleagues in a way that gains their buy-in
  • Self-motivated proactive can-do attitude, demonstrating energy, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Flexibility ability to cope with a number of concurrent high level projects at a senior level
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines in a fast paced changing environment
  • Well organised

About Unipart Group Limited

Unipart is a growing business, with clients such as, Vodafone, BSkyB, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS. The Unipart Group employs nearly 10,000 employees worldwide and has an annual turnover of more than £1 billion. Transformation.

Location: Cowley / Nuneaton
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £70,000 plus car / car allowance, family healthcare, pension, life assurance, employee assistance program

You may have experience of the following: Finance Business Partner, Finance Manager, Financial Business Partner, Accountant, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Head of Finance, Senior Accountant, Management Accountant, Corporate Accountant, Financial Controller, etc.

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Warwickshire, England, UK