Finance Process & Controls Manager


Job Details


UK Chippenham Head Office - 12189

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

02/09/2019 16:00

Role overview

Wincanton is recruiting for a Finance Process & Controls Manager to join the Central Finance team in Chippenham. This newly created role will provide assurance to senior management through the design, communication and monitoring of processes and controls across finance teams with particular focus on change projects, quality of financial services & conformance with standard procedures and policies. This role is as much about providing guidance regarding best pratice & hands-on support as it is about idenitifying risks and providing governance

Key Accountabilities

  • Delivery of an annual Financial Assurance Plan to test and improve controls and procedures including a quarterly report for the Financial Assurance Committee
  • Risk review of all major change projects that involve finance processes and controls
  • Maintenance and documentation of Wincanton Finance Policies
  • Maintenance and documentation of Finance BCP
  • Creating of best practice Standard Operating Procedures for finance
  • Quality review of Central Finance services including controls testing and risk assessment
  • Offer process guidance and best practice to Finance teams and act as point of contact for queries
  • To promote quality guidelines and held teams to achieve process and service excellence

Skills & Experience

  • A qualified accountant with proven post qualification experience. (ACA,ACCA preferable)
  • High integrity and capability to identify and mitigate risk
  • A strong technical accounting background and practical experience of setting up and testing control environments
  • Ability to visualise processes, understand dependancies and needs, then simplify and standardise
  • Strong documenting and report writing skills to provide balanced, insightful and practical outputs
  • Experience of testing controls and self-assessments, then making improvements
  • Comfortable working under pressure and in effective teams

About Us:

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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