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Operations Finance Manager

Job Title: Operations Finance Manager
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £70000 - £72500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
REF: CG0805OFM_1525790053
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email: charlotte.garfield@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a high growth and innovative business, with impressive share in the UK and further exciting plans for the international market, is looking to source a top calibre, commercially astute Operations Finance Manager to join its talented team.

This is a role with significant exposure to the senior leadership team, influencing Director level decision making and with responsibility for a £121m operational cost base. You will be a key player in providing best in class analysis and reporting, identifying trends that will highlight risks and maximise opportunities for the business.

Main duties:
* Support, lead and influence the Director and senior leadership team in decision making for commercial contracts, supplier tenders, pay reviews, business reviews and ad hoc analysis
* On boarding of new sites into business
* Identifying trends to project full year recommendations
* Develop a detailed understanding of operational drivers
* Identify risks and manage expectations with senior stakeholders
* Oversee preparation and review of management accounts for business area
* Presentation and review of weekly KPI reporting
* Produce and lead in preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecast
* Manage and mentor one Finance Analyst

Experience and skill set required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
* Industry experience from a consumer sector
* Experience of reporting period management accountant, analysis and commentary, budgeting and forecasts
* Proven track record business partnering, ideally within an operational focus
* Advanced Excel skills
* Candidates must have excellent communication as the role requires interaction across all operational functions of the business, both financial and non-financial
* Candidates must be logical, self-motivated, proactive, have an eye for detail, confident to challenge business partners and comfortable operating within an environment of substantial change
* Strong commercial awareness and ability to influence decision makers in order to achieve the best result for the business
* Candidates must be personable, open, fun, flexible and hard working with the ability to be strong in their dealings with others. They will need to be able to challenge assumptions behind forecasts and budgets

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven, highly motivated and career-minded Operations Finance Manager to join a business at this exciting time, where professional growth and development will be on offer for those who are capable of building respect and trust amongst their peers and Senior Management.

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