Finance Business Partner / Cost Accountant

Job Title: Finance Business Partner / Cost Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Reference: 3682490_1578311234
Contact Name: Lucinda O'Neill
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 06, 2020 11:47

Job Description

FBP / Cost Accountant | Blackburn | Salary Negotiable | 30 days holiday | bonus | Generous benefits

Your new company
Your new company is a well established manufacturing business in Blackburn. Due to continued expansion, they have recently bought another number of buildings to expand their manufacturing capacity and product offering, and they have a created this position to help drive business performance. In this organisation, the finances are currently being done by external accountants, so this is the first 'in house' finance position which inevitably gives the role a direct progression available to be the number 1 in finance. The managing director has aggressive growth plans, and wants this appointment to join on this journey and grow with the organisation.

Your new role
This Finance Job will report directly to the MD at their manufacturing site in Blackburn, and will implement and then maintain financial costing and analysis procedures whilst business partnering with operational managers in relation to their budgets and forecasts providing financial support to increase profitability and efficiency. This will include creating and managing an effective cost centre management system, costing processes and gross margins to reduce costs and increase profitability (i.e. WIP, billing of materials etc), extracting data from their SQL system to manipulate and make recommendations to the MD, and being part of the full budget process where you will liaise with all departments across different sites.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful for this role, you will be a CIMA qualified ambitious accountant with good communication and have excellent IT skills, demonstrating an understanding of SQL report writing skills, or have a thirst to learn SQL. You will be competent in ERP systems and be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of costing processes, increasing profits, cost centre management and budget preparation.

What you'll get in return
This role will provide you with the chance to fully implement and establish the finance department at this site with unlimited exposure and continued chance of progression reporting directly to the MD who has ambitious plans for the organisation. Please contact me to discuss in more detail the progression and opportunity available in this job. Additional benefits include a good holiday package, gym partnership, annual bonus and more.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Lucinda at Hays Burnley on 01282402162.

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