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Interim Finance Manager - Logistics & Supply Chain - Birmingham

  • Location: West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Salary: £225 - £250 per day +
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 030918NM
  • Recruiter: Nirmal Mistry
This vacancy has now expired.

As Interim Finance Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that you support the Head of Finance with financial planning, reporting and control of the open book contract at the site. You will ensure all reporting and controls are managed effectively.

Key responsibilities in this role will include;

  • Take ownership of the finance input and support for weekly reporting process for the warehouse operation
  • Completion of reporting to a high standard
  • Site balance sheet reconciliations & open book reconciliations
  • Ensure strong financial controls and systems are managed and pro-actively ensure the controls are maintained
  • Work closely with the wider team to ensure accuracy and integrity of the purchasing and payroll information
  • Strong analytical skills to interrogate data, identify trends and highlight areas for improvement to enhance business performance
  • To support the head of finance in the preparation of robust budgets and forecasts
  • Assist with the completion of period review packs providing variance analysis on key areas
  • To ensure all supplier activity to reconciled and accounted for including invoicing and debt management
  • Production of key reports on a weekly, monthly and ad hoc basis for both the customer and our client providing variance analysis and detailed commentary
  • Continually challenge account performance and identify areas of opportunity and risk
  • Supervision of Payroll clerk and Finance Assistants x2

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

  • Strong level of computer literacy, Excel proficiency a requirement
  • Good analytical/numerical skills with understanding
  • Strong understanding of all commercial finance activities
  • Previous finance experience gained within a Logistics/ Supply Chain/ Retail/ FMCG background
  • Exposure to budgeting & forecasting
  • Ability to perform analysis and identify causes for variances
  • Working knowledge of Oracle/ SAP
  • Experience in working in a customer facing environment


  • Logistics & Supply Chain knowledge & background
  • Ideally qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
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