NXTGEN are working with an established international business based on the outskirts of Cambridge, to recruit an Operational Accountant. The role will be business facing, working closely with operational and factory teams to give clarity on financial performance. The Operational Accountant role will support key business decisions, reviewing core KPI’s and scenario based models to identify opportunities to streamline processes.
Key responsibilities within the role will include:
– Take ownership for budgets and forecasts, working closely with budget holders to provide insight on performance vs plan
– Review CAPEX projects, providing cost benefit analysis of plans to maximise ROI
– Review operational processes and work with production teams to identify opportunities for efficiency
– Management of cost centre reporting, reviewing variances and providing commentary
The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with prior experience gained in a product based environment (Manufacturing/Engineering/FMCG). You will be an excellent finance business partner, confident working across a business with production teams, giving financial insight to improve performance. Candidates will demonstrate an inquisitive mind, with a desire to understand the key mechanics of a business. Excellent Excel skills will be essential, combined with strong financial modelling skills to analyse a variety of scenarios.