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F P & A Cost Accounting Manager

Job Title: F P & A Cost Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH10770_1663853294
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
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Job Published: 9 days ago

Job Description

Finance, Planning & Analysis & Cost Accounting Manager


High performance component manufacturer

This $100m turnover group is looking for a FP&A & Cost Accounting Manager to join their growing business.

The position has global financial planning and cost accounting responsibility across several manufacturing facilities.


* Participate in the month-end close, including preparation of required journal entries, account reconciliations, and prepare month end operating review analysis package.
* Provide leadership for problem resolution and facilitate continuous improvement and process ownership.
* Act as a change agent while partnering with functional managers across the business to identify and implement process improvements.
* Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training and developing FP&A and Cost accounting employees.
* Lead preparation of the monthly forecast and quarterly operating review.
* Lead and coordinate the annual process for setting standard costs.
* Coordinate and compile annual physical inventory including end of life and full absorption reserve balances.
* Participate in the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes.
* Prepare and present various daily and weekly operating metrics to monitor business performance.
* Analyze variances in sales, manufacturing, and general expenses ensuring alignment with budget, forecast and prior year.
* Analyze and propose improvements in working capital.
* Analyze and review bills of material to ensure accurate product costing.
* Prepare and review product cost estimates as requested by various departments.
* Perform product line profitability analysis.
* Prepare ad-hoc financial analysis to support senior management decisions.
* Assists with problem resolution and facilitates continuous improvement.

Candidate Profile

* Qualified Chartered or Certified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
* Experience in Manufacturing costing (standard cost system)
* Experience in preparing, analyzing, and implementing accounting and reporting requirements.
* Excellent computer and technological skills, including high proficiency in ERP, OneStream and Microsoft Office applications preferred.
* Experience of working to tight reporting deadlines
* Knowledge of US reporting requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley desirable

To be considered for the position, please send you CV to our retained partner, Ceri Willoughby at Morgan Ryder Executive in the first instance.

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