Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP
about 2 months ago
Finance Manager - Permanent position based Northwich
Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is the UK's sole producer of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate, as well as the market leading producer of white salt.
TCE serves more than 1,000 customers worldwide and has hundreds of active suppliers, so there is a constant focus on enhanced governance, systems development and reporting excellence.
Job purpose statement: To manage financial and transactional processes of the trading companies of the Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) group, with a focus on strengthening the control environment.
The Ideal Candidate: As our Finance Manager you will need to have proven relevant technical skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to thrive in this complex and fast-moving business environment.
Lead the multi-entity period-end Trial Balance closure process ensuring that the posting and reconciliation of payroll, accruals, prepayments, purchasing cards and intra-group transactions is completed accurately and in accordance with group reporting deadlines.
Lead the continuous improvement of balance sheet reconciliation and financial control processes, including a particular focus on the Purchase Ledgers.
Manage the Accounts Payable team (two direct reports) and drive improvements in the end to end Procure To Pay process, including providing internal training to colleagues where this will help to improve the overall understanding of and compliance with governance processes, and input into SAP ERP change management process where opportunities are identified.
Manage compliance processes in respect of VAT, duty, imports and exports, Intrastat, Landfill Tax and other environmental taxes.
Monitor and report on entity level P&L and balance sheet variance analysis and aged working capital. Drive actions to understand and resolve the root causes where anomalies are identified. Key point of contact for internal and external auditors.
Required knowledge and experience ACCA / CIMA or equivalent
Previous Experience and Skills Team management experience Proven track record of process improvement
Strong excel skills VAT compliance and keeping abreast of legislation.