Finance Assistant

Coleshill, Birmingham

Job Details


UK Hams Hall Nestle Purina - 11175

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£27k + company benefits

Closing Date

24/06/2021 11:00

Role Overview

A vacancy has arisen for a Finance Assistant to work at Hams Hall Shared User site. The site is a dual contract site operating both open and closed book contracts in warehousing and co-packing activities.

Key challenges of the role include maintaining financial controls across all activities and contracts and producing weekly and monthly financial information for both the client base and the site management team.

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. 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.”

How will you contribute?

  • Managing and producing weekly financial and statistical information for the sites customers
  • Responsibility for production of the site weekly profit and loss account and stats report
  • Managing all financial control procedures and ensuring site expenditure is managed to budgetary constraints
  • Collation and analysis of the site’s weekly labour utilisation, with allocation of hours by activity and resulting labour charge to each customer P&L
  • Completion of both Customer and Wincanton period end reconciliation processes
  • Review and sign-off of all sales ledger activity and management of debtor balances
  • Analysis of operational as well as financial data in order to explain trends and justify expenditure levels
  • Assisting in the preparation of customer and Wincanton budgets and forecasts
  • Managing the functions of Payroll submissions to ensure control and accurate payroll runs
  • Responsibility for Balance Sheet Controls and Reconciliations
  • Producing ad-hoc reports, costings and expenditure trend analysis as required.
  • Supporting other positions within the Finance & site Admin Teams

What will you bring?

  • Demonstrate and possess an excellent and diverse range of PC skills
  • Part qualified or with relevant experience would be desirable
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work accurately under pressure, plus flexible to the needs of the business during key reporting periods
  • Ability to work under his/her own initiative as well as part of the management team

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, private healthcare, 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme ,employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more

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

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result, you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.

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