Collins McNicholas

                                    Finance Planning & Analyst Manager – Permanent Position – Midlands.


The Finance Manager   for FP& Aprovides financial and analytical support to the Senior Finance Director International Operations. The primary responsibility of the role is to provide on-going analysis of the financial/operating results from the International Manufacturing Plants including consolidation of month end data and management reporting.

Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

 Work close together with the Plant Controllers for the International sites.

  • Provide support for the month end close process for International Operations.
  • Support the AOP and forecasting process for the International team.
  • Develop and deliver clear financial commentary in support of the International Operations output to senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Consolidate, analyse and summarise the soft close report on a monthly basis.
  • Consolidate, analyse and summarise monthly CIP (Cost Improvement Project) data.
  • Provide support to the cost roll process for the International Operations.
  • Key point of contact for the International Finance team for the above processes.
  • Support ad-hoc projects such as cost per unit progression analysis and any other strategic projects.
  • Support the integration of acquired entities.
  • Own the HFM financial tie out for the region (month end, forecast etc.), working with sites as needed.
  • Consolidate cost base data for all sites within the region, publish to stakeholders with relevant commentary.


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) with a relevant degree an advantage.
    • Manufacturing background preferred. Experience working in a multi-plant, global manufacturing environment a plus.


  • Experience and ability to work on Complex databases (Excel, access, Hyperion).
  • Financial concepts of product costing and financial analysis of manufacturing operations.
  • General accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and standards.
  • Cost Accounting knowledge preferred.
  • Hyperion Financial Management strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly presentation skills.
  • Someone curious and with ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Knowledge of a business intelligence analytics platform such as Tableau would be an advantage but not a necessity.
  •  20 % travel circa.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Mary Mullin  on 09064 78104 and email your cv to

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