Management Accountant

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
21 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Sheridan Blake Executive Search are looking to recruit a Management Accountant based in Tyseley, Birmingham and produces a range of engine cooling systems, heating and air conditioning systems, electric battery cooling systems and specialist vehicle and rail thermal management systems. They are the market leader for engine cooling and HVAC systems for the bus and coach market, supplying product globally. From a simple radiator design through to a complete cooling module with radiator / charge air cooler and the option of viscous, hydraulic and electric fan drive.


The Management Accountant will assist the Group Finance Director in preparation of

monthly management accounts for all of the individual group companies. Assist in the preparation of monthly summary and detailed Finance report to Directors. There will be a strong bias towards costing, margin analysis, production labour and overhead recovery, scrap analysis, reporting of consumable spend as well as intercompany costing updates. The preparation of budgets and subsequent monthly variance analysis and commentaries for budget holders will be a key part of the role along with reporting and commentary on KPIs.

Assist in group forecasting and provide updates on resource requirements as well as variances in forecast performance against budget.


Production of monthly Management Accounts with reporting pack including KPIs full
year forecasting, commentary and summaries.

Preparation of cost of sales budgets, monthly cost of sales analysis and commentary.
Review margin analysis and instigate profit improvement programs with key managers.
Providing product costing for new products and for large contracts.
Work closely with the following key managers:
o Planning & Logistics to provide monthly material spend targets and inventory reduction targets and identify overstocking, slow moving product and stock discrepancies..

o BDMs for sales forecasting and sales budgeting.

o Production Management to forecast resource requirements, prepare output

targets and report on material scrap and overhead recovery.

o Quality to review warranty statistics, monitor warranty campaigns and provisions and supplier credits.

o Engineering to review engineering works orders and report on value engineering projects.

o Purchasing to review supplier cost down initiatives.

o Finance Manager to review short term cash flows and report on long term cash


o IT Manager to constantly upgrade costing and materials management systems.

Work closely with FD and IT Manager on preparation of and execution of stocktakes


- We are looking for a degree level candidate, that is highly numerate with CIMA or

ACCA qualified or part qualified.

- Someone that is highly proficient in Excel and has strong Microsoft Office capabilities.

- Need to have a strong background in both financial and manufacturing computer systems.

- Ideally has experience in manufacturing or a process industry

- Full UK driving licence


- Accurate, articulate with strong attention to detail

- Be analytical, highly numerate and have strong English report writing skills

- Be able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels

- Be able to work to deadlines in a calm, effective, accurate and methodical manner

- Have the confidence to show leadership skills but also demonstrate humility towards colleagues to maximise results

REPORTING TO Finance Director

WORKING HOURS (40.5 per week): 0800 - 1700 (Monday to Thursday)// (Apply online only) (Friday)

If you are interested in this position please apply via this advert and send your CV to Thomas Barker

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