- Wolverhampton, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Super user of SAP. excellent skills with excel and word. CIMA Qualified. In depth experience with manufacture accounts and costing of products. Very quick learner. Experiencemore...Super user of SAP. excellent skills with excel and word. CIMA Qualified. In depth experience with manufacture accounts and costing of products. Very quick learner. Experience in public and private sector.
Area Covered: west midlands
Summary: Aug 2004 – Sept 2008 Marston’s PLC. (Beer man., wholesaler and Pub Let)
Job:- Supply Chain Finance Analyst
Duties: - Management and development of a team of four finance staff. Responsible for the month end Consolidation and processing. Moreover, creation of financial accounts within 3 days financial close. Support the business by driving out cost efficiencies and maximising KPI revenue. Stock valuation and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. Fixed assest management. Variance analysis reporting to the board. Creation and completion of the annual budgeting process. Management accounting including standard costing process. Production of Duty returns to customs and excise. Produce sales trend forecasts for the production department. Ad hoc project work for the supply chain management team.
Achievements: I reduced our human resource needs, by one member of staff, through delivering cost savings and efficiencies when I automated tasks. I self taught VBA and applied this knowledge to develop a rolling forecasting system. Complex month end tasks were updated by a simple click of a button. This forecast based the foundation of the budget model which was a bottom up approach. Automation of the duty return and VAT return eliminated errors, saving on cash penalties imposed by HMRC. I assisted in the merging of two companies, Jennings brewery and Ringwood brewery. Designed a new financial system for the integration of data warehouse information.
Dec 2002 – May 2004 Schwan’s Consumer Brands UK Ltd.
Job:- Management accountant
Duties: I ensured the smooth running of the monthly accounts team including forecasting of the business. I prepared the monthly management accounts pack. The creation and analysis of the monthly reported statements. I produced the annual budgets and analysed financial & manufacturing plans for three sites. Determine costs and investigated areas of high cost & low profit to ensure the budgets viability. Financial Integration of newly merged Brigleton site. Reporting accounts to US GAAP standards. Attend the weekly operational meeting where I was principally required to report on actual production performance. Produce commentary for the board on variances from forecast to actuals and ensure that remedial action is highlighted to maintain margins. Reporting by exception to senior management to highlight low gross margins and instigate further investigation. Produce monthly Financial Gross Margin Variance report. Capital investment appraisals including production of financial justifications. Ad hoc project work for the Financial Controller, Finance Director, Operations Director, Sales & Marketing Team and production managers.
Achievements: I designed and built a weekly accounting system for the operations director so his mangers could control costs on a weekly basis. Very successful Financial Integration of the Brigleton site. I had to design different ways of assessing whether capital projects were achieving their pay back. The current gross profit report by customer was time consuming to complete. I created an automatic update, through VBA, for the sheet which intergraded with SAP. Invited to secondment to America to integrate reporting.
Dec 2000 – Dec 2002 Schwan’s Consumer Brands UK Ltd
Job:- Factory accountant
Duties: Principally on the manufacturing side of the business I provide information on production rates, raw material usage & wastage levels, labour costs, overhead costs, inventory holding and gross margin sales analysis. Valuation of inventory at month end via SAP and continual monitoring to ensuring it accurately reflected true costs. I compiled quarterly forecasted product costs based on expected future raw material prices. A detailed commentary was provided to aid the sales team in pricing strategies. Appraised any New Product Development. Reported on the company’s pallet holding position at the end of each week.
Achievements: Personally developed and implemented a new weekly labour report. This had been one of my biggest achievements to date and allowed the production managers to control their costs throughout the month rather than waiting till month end. This involved working closely with the payroll department & production managers. A new Product Costing function has been added to our SAP package & I liaised with our head office in the USA to ensure its integrity & functionality. In conjunction with the warehouse manager I developed a spreadsheet to clearly show the companies pallet holding position at the end of each week.
Nov 1999 – Nov 2000 Schwan’s Consumer Brands UK Ltd
Job:- Commercial Contracts accountant
Duties: Schwans Consumer Brands had a special agreement with Iceland to deliver a certain quantity of product annually which was guaranteed through a written partnership. A standard cost was set quarterly, and any under or over absorption of variable cost was to be shared on an equal basis between the two companies.
Achievements: As this position was created by the signing of the partnership agreement, everything I implemented was designed and built afresh. Each element had to take into account certain aspect of the agreement. This saved over £50k and the company wanted the same system integrated to the whole of the factory. As a reward I was promoted to factory accountant.
Oct 1999 – Nov 1999 Lancashire County Enterprise Temp Contract
Job:- Financial Assistant
Duties:- I supported the financial accountant. I consolidated all information to produce the interim financial accounts. This involved validation on auditing of accounts before being published to the board of LCDL. Reconciled and analysed all rental income accounts and expenditure accounts. Supervision of two members of staff to ensure the daily running of the department.
Achievements: I was able to work very efficiently under pressure, and able to compile Lancashires County council rental accounts without training or direction because the person who normally did this job was taken into hospital unexpectedly.
April 1999 – Sept 1999 GEC IT Solutions Temp Contract
Job:- Financial Assistant
Duties:- Investigation into variances with periodical trial balances. Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, also Profit and Loss. Use of computerised software SAP and BARN. The creation and posting of journals, daily banking and fixed asset accounting.
Job Title: business planner
Description: Created business plan to enable funding for project from the bank
Summary: 1999 – 2006 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Degree: ba hons
Field of Study: accountancy
University / College: university of central lancashire