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Inventory Accountant/Finance Business Lead

Michael Page
Wales, Bridgend
GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum + Plus Bonus & Benefits
Closing date
2 Jan 2023

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

This is a great opportunity to join the finance team in an exciting and varied role you will work with different areas of the business having interactions both inside and outside of finance.

Previous experience of working with Inventory and in driving business value. Solid knowledge of financial policies and procedures will be key in this role. Building relationships and understanding the business is fundamental to the role.

Client Details

My client is a industry leading manufacturing and consultancy organisation with offices across the UK.


  • Increase visibility of stock position through introducing KPIs, reporting and analysis on stock levels and material price variances. Build relationships with operational teams to understand drivers behind stock and identify opportunities to improve working capital and make cost savings.
  • Support the wider business to deliver savings on inventory and associated costs such as delivery and storage, tracking savings versus targets.
  • Responsible for month end close and accounting for manufacturing and operational stock and the Service Business Unit, ensuring reconciliations are complete and numbers reviewed and submitted in line with the month end timetable.
  • Build company-wide stock policy, which ensures consistent treatment and accurate valuations across the business whilst ensuring that SOX and audit controls are adhered to. Ensure associated system procedures are documented.
  • Support Manufacturing team in setting up automation of Labour and Overhead absorption in Microsoft Dynamics, reviewing outputs to ensure costings are correct, provide associated reporting to drive improvements.
  • Work alongside Operations team to ensure correct processes are in place around stock take and stock controls, ensuring variances are investigated
  • Produce stock forecasts to feed into Balance Sheet and Cash flow forecasts.
  • Responsible for liaising with internal and external auditors to ensure that SOX and audit requirements are met.


  • CIMA / ACA / ACCA qualified or qualified by experience.
  • Strong business partnering experience within a manufacturing background.
  • Proactive and solution focused with high attention to detail.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work under pressure.
  • Hardworking and reliable with excellent time management skills.
  • Comfortable working remotely from line manager

Job Offer

  • Flexible working environment - Hybrid set-up 2/3 days a week on-site
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Competitive Salary £45,000-£50,000
  • Fantastic opportunity to adapt the role and select future development areas
  • Stand alone role with progression opportunities across the company


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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