Management Accountant

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    Cheshire, England

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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    6 months ago

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Management Accountant - 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. Our heritage dates back to the 1870s and we have been an important contributor to the economy of Cheshire ever since.

We have exciting times ahead for us as we embark on major investment across all our manufacturing sites in Cheshire to grow the business and deliver reliable high quality products into increasingly diverse markets. The Finance team will be at the core of this growth, being a key enabler on the journey, and the creation of this new role demonstrates our increasing need for high quality finance professionals.

We have an exciting vacancy for a Management Accountant in our business and this opportunity presents a varied, challenging and full workload associated with a £200m turnover business which is part of an international quoted group. With two bank groups, four distinct Business Units and multiple UK legal entities to manage, the team is always busy. 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 assist in the accurate and timely reporting of the financial results of the company in a way that enables stakeholders to identify the key factors of over and under performance. Ensure proper processes are developed and followed, with particular focus on capital expenditure.

The Ideal Candidate:

As one of our Management Accountants 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. You will need to have the ability to embrace the behaviours and leadership qualities that resonate throughout our organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Management Accounting, this is an important role and as a member of a small team you will need to deliver an exemplary service. Your commitment to high standards of analysis and reporting is of paramount importance, however, we require more than this - we want someone who will also be proactive in addressing our evolving business challenges. In doing this you will continuously seek to develop yourself personally, develop your team's capability and add value through improved engagement, both within and outside the business.

You will be a person who enjoys working with people, whether this is working with colleagues to understand the key business drivers behind business performance or when championing ideas for improvements to systems, processes, data management and stakeholder engagement. You'll need to be a hands-on, innovative person who is unafraid of being direct, but who can also adapt to new ideas and challenges from colleagues.

Your ability to solve problems, keen communication skills and enthusiasm for the business will ensure that you are a valued member of the team. TCE is both a successful business and great place to work and the appointment of the right person to this role will help to ensure that this continues.

Principal Accountabilities

Assist in the timely and accurate reporting of company financial performance.

Develop innovative MI that aids stakeholders in understanding performance.

Develop relationships with key business stakeholders, offering financial and commercial support as required.

Assist in the Group reporting requirements on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Lead in developing, implementing and enforcing financial control for all capital expenditure.

Provide support and cover for the wider management accounts team by cross-training on other responsibilities.

Required knowledge and experience

CIMA / ACA or equivalent

Previous Experience and Skills

Management accounting experience, demonstrating an ability to improve processes.
Work with stakeholders of all levels to develop good two-way working relationships.
Tenacious, organised individual with the ability to positively influence others.
Strong excel skills
SAP experience (desirable).