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Finance Manager – International – South East England

Closing Date: 25th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a super exciting assignment in the search for a commercially focused Senior Finance professional on behalf of a rapidly growing, technology focused express logistics business.

There is a very attractive salary, KPI related bonus, car allowance and package on offer with this role and excellent opportunities for career development and progression.

Our client has engaged with Vidu VIP to commence the initial search.

Our team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Scope of the Role:

You will work closely with a diverse range of senior stakeholders including the International Outbound & Inbound teams (UK & Europe) and the Fulfilment team. You will have the ability to take initiative and produce results. You will also need to help shape the financial processes across all areas of the international business. The role will involve line managing the finance business partners, ad-hoc analysis and reconciliation that will require a high attention to detail and back-up to support decision-making.

The growth of the business, and the increasing complexity from new launches and services, makes this role an exciting, interesting, and rewarding proposition. Expect to get involved in supporting new projects and initiatives, improving performance, and building plans for the future. You will also be involved in managing regular reporting, preparing monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries. You will lead the analysis of monthly and quarterly numbers and present results to the International SMT. You will continually identify risks to delivery, propose solutions where necessary and effectively manage stakeholder expectations throughout. You will deal with working capital management and production of cash flow forecasts. The role is very broad and requires someone who is sensitive to (and understands) the diverse perspectives of each of the senior key stakeholders and works with them to deliver results.

You will be accountable for:

Line managing the (local) International Finance Business Partner(s).

Providing and maintaining the financial overview of the site’s weekly & periodic performance.

Developing a close working relationship with the SMT ensuring all site management costs are available through regular reports and site team meetings.

Overseeing all financial control activities, including the review and analysis of monthly and quarterly numbers and disclosures.

Liaising with central finance in the production of period end numbers ensuring all associated costs are posted and accruals and provisions have been agreed at a senior level.

Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business operations.

Building partnerships and strong relationships with the SMT and their workstreams and providing financial support to commercial decision making.

Presenting financial performance, rolling forecasts and budget variances including understanding financial opportunities and risk.

Evaluating current capital expenditures and operational costs.

Identifying trends in financial performance and providing recommendations for improvement.

Skills and experience required

Logistics, Fulfilment or Retail industry experience is essential.

Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA or other accounting related study.

Degree level accounting qualification preferred.

5+ years’ experience in finance, financial planning & analysis, or other related fields.

The ability to simplify and improve inefficient or unnecessarily complex processes.

Strong working knowledge of Excel and financial modelling.

Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills

Attention to accuracy and detail required.

Excellent time management and organisation ability.

A proven track record sharing knowledge, coaching and developing other team members.

A strategic thinker.

The ability to influence and persuade.

The ability to build positive business relationships and work collaboratively.