Management Accountant

Location: Coleraine

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 19 August 2022

Salary: Competitive

Management Accountant

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a high profile, confident and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate exceptional levels of performance in this pivotal business partnering role to support Group operations finance in the production, analysis and interpretation of operations related data and other information.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Head of Business Finance - Operations with product costing, variance analysis, scenario planning, production of operations finance reports including relevant business metrics (KPIs), capex planning and analysis and other duties.

The role involves such work relating to Respiratory business unit and wider group.

The role will be employed by Eakin Healthcare Group Ltd and/or subsidiary companies and based in Coleraine. The role reports directly to the Head of Business Finance - Operations who reports directly to the Senior Director, Business Finance. There will also be a dotted line responsibility to the Finance Director, Respiratory, R&D and Surgical

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Support the Head of FP&AOperations in all aspects of operations related Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).
  • Key business partnering for operational and procurement managers.
  • To support Group product costing including twice yearly standard cost revisions, understanding cost absorption methodology as the best fit for each manufacturing operation.
  • To provide quality financial reports to operations management across to aid in decision making.
  • Supporting a Group project to implement an operations finance module into the Cardiff and Comber sites including manufacturing works orders and WIP management. (Utilising the knowledge of the Coleraine system)
  • To be a lead finance support in the Group sales and operations planning (S&OP) system.
  • To prepare a standard cost rollup on a weekly basis, perform monthly stock reconciliation and prepare twice yearly stock provision recommendations. Review and analysis of stocktake activities.
  • To produce & support relevant business metrics (KPIs) to add visual representations of operations data to include labour productivity, material scrap rates, operations cost per unit and cost per hour, amongst other production & delivery metrics.
  • Monthly variance analysis to standard cost, enabling operation managers to understand and interpret data in order to facilitate continuous improvement (CI), including material price and usage variances, direct labour rate and efficiency variances, and production overhead cost and efficiency (productivity) analysis.
  • To maintain the Fixed Asset Register.
  • Produce and support Capital Expenditure (Capex) proposals through quality analysis including return on investment, net present value and payback modelling.
  • Support the New Product Introduction (NPI) process through scenario planning, modelling, analysis and reporting.
  • Challenge ways of working, to standardise common tasks and be a champion of CI within the function.
  • Support the month end and year end processes for operations as part of a wider finance team role.
  • Support the wider Finance, HR and Operations functions as required.

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • Recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA etc)
  • Operations finance experience
  • Proven experience and passion using data analytics for metrics reporting
  • Proactive and intuitive with strong communications skills using a business partnering approach
  • Strong IT and Excel skills are required.
  • Diligent and able to work efficiently with attention to detail, within required timescales
  • Up to date knowledge of current costing/management accounting practices through CPD
  • Proven ability to lead and drive processes, compliance, internal controls and recommend new controls to be implemented
  • Confident, self starter

Desirable

  • Previous experience in large manufacturing enterprises advantageous
  • Sage X3/Power BI
  • Microsoft Navision
  • Microsoft Office
  • Lean/ Six Sigma

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Finance team
  • Operations team
  • IT team
  • Managers and general personnel

External

  • Auditors
  • Software providers
  • Ad hoc external stakeholders

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The role is predominantly Coleraine based, but there will be a requirement to travel to other Group sites from time.
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