The prime function of the Manager, Finance at Cramlington is to provide the site, the BioProduction division and, where required, other Thermo Fisher Scientific finance functions with the financial information relating to all site financial matters. The role also has the responsibility for preparing the statutory accounts in conjunction with Thermo Fisher Scientific UK. The Manager has the responsibility for the day to day running and continual optimization of Finance Department. The role is critical in maintaining excellent communications with the wide range of groups within BPD including supply chain, the commercial team, operations and our customers.
Preferred education & experience
Degree level or higher. A formal accounting qualification appropriate to the role is required.
Key skills & abilities:
- Ensure the efficient functioning of the Finance department activities on site.
- The post holder’s responsibility is to ensure that the management accounts/financial reports are prepared in a timely manner on a monthly basis for corporate and in house use as may be defined from time to time.
- Similarly the post holder’s responsibility is to ensure that detailed analyses of cost variances, sales margins and project cost analyses are provided in a timely manner to ensure that the site is in full control of these areas.
- To prepare the site budget (or plan) and to provide accurate estimate/forecasts for financial planning purposes.
Communicate effectively with Site Leadership, BPD Finance leaders on all financial matters.
Manage and develop direct reporting staff.
Manage and control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.
Provide financial leadership on site, driving improvements or resolving issues as required.
Contribute to the evaluation and development of operational strategy and performance on co-operation with the senior management team.
Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care.
Excellent management skills needed to motivate and direct a key department.
Sound technical background and understanding of financial and cost accounting.
Significant presence and credibility when dealing with outside agencies.
Good communication skills are required to gain commitment from all levels and functions in the company and build networks internally and externally.
To understand and accept personal responsibilities for Health & Safety on site in compliance with UK legislation and the Company’s Health & Safety Management System