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ASSISTANT FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

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Assistant Financial Controller

This is an ideal opportunity for ambitious qualified accountant to join a global manufacturing business as Assistant Financial Controller.

As Assistant Financial Controller you will report directly to the Financial Controller and will be responsible for ensuring appropriate financial controls are applied throughout the business and all reporting requirements are met.

You will be responsible for assisting the Financial Controller with the accounting operations of the company. The purpose of this role is to manage the day to day activities of the accounting functions within Tamworth to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results are produced on time.

Key Responsibilities of an Assistant Financial Controller:

· Prepare and submit periodic financial statements and reports to the US parent within the set deadlines

· Prepare annual business plans and monthly re-forecasts

· Oversee provision of any financial information for any other stakeholders

· Manage financial and legal compliance

· Assist in the management of the annual statutory audit and statutory accounts preparation

· Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company's finances

· Review procedures and controls and assist in assessing any efficiency proposals

· Ensure SOX compliance

· Using the financial control framework, ensure compliance with the parent company's policies and procedures

· Assist in the management of the internal audit testing & reporting and manage a range of admin and compliance issues

· Develop information from the new SAP ERP system

· Ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of relevant company taxes

· Assist in annual stock take

· Help in the day to day management of a small finance team

· Deputise for the Financial Controller

· Carry out any additional reasonable requests made by the business within the individual's capabilities and possessing the necessary experience and training

· Cost Accounting experience advantageous

The ideal Assistant Financial Controller will have/be:

• Professionally qualified - ACCA, CIMA, or ACA

• Practical skills experience within a manufacturing business or audit firm, possessing 1-2 years PQE

• SAP experience

· Good understanding of business and financial issues

· Ability to work to tight deadlines

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Assistant Financial Controller

This is an ideal opportunity for ambitious qualified accountant to join a global manufacturing business as Assistant Financial Controller.

As Assistant Financial Controller you will report directly to the Financial Controller and will be responsible for ensuring appropriate financial controls are applied throughout the business and all reporting requirements are met.

You will be responsible for assisting the Financial Controller with the accounting operations of the company. The purpose of this role is to manage the day to day activities of the accounting functions within Tamworth to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results are produced on time.

Key Responsibilities of an Assistant Financial Controller:

· Prepare and submit periodic financial statements and reports to the US parent within the set deadlines

· Prepare annual business plans and monthly re-forecasts

· Oversee provision of any financial information for any other stakeholders

· Manage financial and legal compliance

· Assist in the management of the annual statutory audit and statutory accounts preparation

· Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company's finances

· Review procedures and controls and assist in assessing any efficiency proposals

· Ensure SOX compliance

· Using the financial control framework, ensure compliance with the parent company's policies and procedures

· Assist in the management of the internal audit testing & reporting and manage a range of admin and compliance issues

· Develop information from the new SAP ERP system

· Ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of relevant company taxes

· Assist in annual stock take

· Help in the day to day management of a small finance team

· Deputise for the Financial Controller

· Carry out any additional reasonable requests made by the business within the individual's capabilities and possessing the necessary experience and training

· Cost Accounting experience advantageous

The ideal Assistant Financial Controller will have/be:

• Professionally qualified - ACCA, CIMA, or ACA

• Practical skills experience within a manufacturing business or audit firm, possessing 1-2 years PQE

• SAP experience

· Good understanding of business and financial issues

· Ability to work to tight deadlines

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This division of a global business is looking to recruit an experienced Trade Compliance Specialist to ensure its UK and continental Europe locations are in full compliance with the import and export laws of the countries where they do business. Compliance with trade regulations will be achieved through a centralized process of classification, certification and verification of import/export activities.

The European Trade Compliance Specialist will ensure all European operations are fully compliant with import and export regulations for the EU countries where they do business. As part of their role they will:

  • Design, implement and manage a robust customs compliance program for the European locations including completion of company’s Audit and Self-Assessment Program. Define responsibility for completion of activities for the European locations as it relates to EUROPEAN law and develop and define processes to perform these activities.
  • Design and implement an ongoing training program on import/export awareness for European personnel, focusing on product and non-product issues and the regulations around common commodities, including, but not limited to AEO, ITAR, Routed Transactions and TOSCA.
  • The European Trade Compliance Specialist will lead the implementation of the new AEO and maintain IPR certifications, UK and EU licenses, acts as a liaison with government agencies (ex ECO, HMRC, etc.) as it relates to customs matters.
  • Effectively communicates and partners with all locations to review new and existing product and non-product transactions to identify the most efficient and effective flow paths and methods of moving material.
  • Prioritizes resolution of risks and opportunities to minimize risk.
  • Coordinate with the divisional Global Trade Compliance team to develop and maintain a Division wide import/export matrix to include classifications, license requirements and shipment restrictions.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for import and export activities in the areas of Compliance and Record keeping.
  • Represent the business in dealings with customers, suppliers and governmental agencies.
  • Functions as an Expert resource to divisional shipping locations in the area of import/export transactions, policies and procedures.
  • Conducts periodic formal assessments of the EU and UK facilities of the Division to ensure that policies and procedures are properly followed and that all activities and transactions are in compliance with the appropriate import/export laws. Reports to Management on issues and opportunities and recommends solutions and project plans.
  • Proactively work with the International Transportation Department, Corporate Compliance Personnel, BU Compliance Personnel and Customs Brokers to ensure an efficient and effective process for import/export activities. Continually analyse processes and procedures for opportunities to eliminate waste, streamline for efficiency, and utilization of emerging tools and technologies with a focus on customer satisfaction and cost containment while ensuring compliance with regulations. Gain expert understanding of business’s intermediary and anticorruption process and determine and manage intermediary relationships as deemed necessary.
  • Effectively coordinate and collaborate import/export resources across all European locations to share best practices.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Outstanding mediating, negotiating and influencing skills,
  • Excellent Time Management Skills
  • Background in International Transportation/Logistics/Customs Compliance/import/export regulations required
  • European/UK Customs certification
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop, and motivate

Basic Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Business or technical field or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within a multi-site international manufacturing environment.
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Probe Recruitment are supporting a Manufacturing organisation in Lichfield who are looking for an Assistant Plant Controller with responsibility for controlling all plant costs and internal controls, compiling the annual budgets/forecasts and ensuring that all statutory reporting requirements are met.

  • Control of Plant Direct Margin Costs: Control all direct margin costs at part level.
  • Change Control: Review and approval of sales price, BOM and standard costs changes. Develop reporting systems to communicate impact of changes
  • Standard Costs: Set up and maintain standard costing for existing parts. Develop reporting systems to communicate financial margins at part, commodity and vehicle level
  • New vehicle projects: Review new program costs down to EBITDA level. Ensure integrity between programs reported profits and plant level profitability. Develop reporting systems to communicate profitability status at program milestones.
  • Launch costs: Control and report all plant launch costs. Work with launch team to prepare annual launch forecast
  • Monthly forecasting: Support Plant Controller during monthly forecasting process.
  • P&L responsibility: Full responsibility for specific P&L lines.
  • Month End procedures: Journal preparation, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis during 3 day close. Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Corporate reporting: Complete monthly direct margin report for monthly management information pack including commentary. Support Plant Controller on other reports required for monthly management pack.
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