Operational Accountant – Nigel Wright – Hartlepool

Nigel Wright

Your new role:Nigel Wright Recruitment are delighted to be supporting a global leading chemical manufacturer in their recruitment of an Operational Accountant. This role will take the responsibility for the operational financials of 2 UK and 1 US manufacturing sites which are going through significant growth and capital investment. You will be responsible for management of product costings, site cost information and being the key link between the Operation Managers and Finance to drive operational excellence and reporting.Duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing detailed product cost and operational analysis to support efficiency drivers in operations while working closely with all functions.
  • Calculating and analysing labour, material and overhead cost against standard/budget. Research and explain variances and report information as needed.
  • Margin reconciliation, enhance reporting structure with margin information by product and variance.
  • Develop operational KPI's, ensuring accuracy, usefulness and understanding of all KPI's and working closely with the management, giving necessary information to help them increase operational performance and drive continuous improvement culture.
  • Develop operational finance reporting to drive efficiencies and improvements.
  • Supporting the Financial Controller in month-end closing and reporting for the 3 sites.
  • Managing financial aspect of significant Capital Investment Plan.
  • Supporting the planning function in Safety Stock reviews, global supply chain department in stock optimisation and general reporting of inventory.

You will be/have

  • CIMA or ACCA Qualified
  • Manufacturing sector experience.
  • Strong IT skills, Advanced Excel and ability to manage large data sets. Knowledge of SAP or Oracle would be advantageous.
  • Clear written and verbal skills, ability to communicate with external stakeholders.
  • Initiative to develop and improve systems and procedures.

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