Overview

Position Title: Finance Assistant

Company: Wincanton

Location: Shaftesbury, UK

Job Description

A challenging and exciting role with accountability and responsibility for: weekly/period/quarterly financial reporting and forecasting, reconciliations, operational improvement, innovation, customer relationships and growth.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide a high-quality professional finance service.
  • To ensure all policies and procedures are followed in line with the site agreement and legislation.
  • Assist in transport sites weekly financial reporting
  • Assist in all transport financial activities in relation to the contract in a manner that adds value to the client and the business to achieve key operational and financial performance objectives.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with variance analysis against the volume adjusted position with all key variances understood and challenged accordingly
  • Working alongside the Finance Manager and Transport Manager, assist in collating the weekly forecasts as per the customer deadline
  • Working alongside the Finance Manager and Transport Manager, assist in collating a risk and opportunities forecast for the site and track actual performance vs forecast
  • Assist in the process of daily payroll costs and tracked against the forecast with a variance understood and challenged accordingly
  • Assist in the sites period, quarterly and annual budget/forecasts, working alongside the Transport Manager
  • Responsible for the purchase ledger control for the Transport department
  • Responsible for the sales ledger control for the Transport department
  • Build and implement an effective employee engagement strategy, resulting in a highly engaged and motivated workforce
  • Develop effective relationships with managers both within Wincanton and the clients in order to ensure the commercial strategy is aligned to the business plan.
  • Participate in commercial reviews with the site’s Senior Management Team, Company Finance teams and Client review processes where required
  • Undertake such duties as may be reasonably required for the effective operation of the function and department

Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, reliable and highly organised
  • Ability to deliver high performance within a small finance team
  • Excellent communication skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Confident and outgoing when interacting with all people internal or external
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated with a “can do” attitude
  • Flexible and motivated to be able to work under pressure and the ability to meet time critical targets
  • Computer literate and specifically experienced in Microsoft Office, with high emphasis on Excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work within tight deadlines
  • AAT and/or part ACCA/CIMA qualified or similar
  • Experience working within accounts, payroll and finance roll

About Wincanton

Providing training and career development programmes and resources designed to help colleagues develop skills and knowledge for current and future roles.

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