Senior Finance Manager

James Donaldson & sons is a family of businesses specialising in the processing, manufacturing, merchanting and distribution of timber and associated products. 

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Finance Manager to lead the finance team providing a comprehensive, accurate and timely accounting service which will enhance the position of Group retail & sales distribution businesses.

Key Responsibilities for this role will involve: -

Financial Management

  • Prepares the annual financial budget and forecasts and investigate any variances. Ensures the appropriate financial framework, including financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting, budgeting and control systems, are in place to guide decision making.
  • Responsible for the effective preparation and analysis of monthly management accounts and provision of information to allow preparation of statutory annual accounts.
  • Proactively manages and advises on cash flow, credit control, asset management, cost control and stock control ensuring that targets and limits are achieved.
  • Manages reporting required for external government bodies and external customers.
  • Accounting and management information systems are appropriate, accurate and effective. Contribute to the future finance systems process and MI Design requirements.
  • Audit process and investigations

Strategic Finance

  • Contribute to the development and preparation of financial planning process in line with business strategy.
  • Provides advice to Managing Director and senior management team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following: -

  • 5-10 years’ experience in a commercial finance department
  • Ability to communicate on all levels.
  • A can-do attitude within a continuously developing environment.
  • Strong technical accounting background
  • Final stage CIMA/ACCA/ACA/AAT or similar qualification

The candidate can be based in Perth or at any of the other James Donaldson & sons offices/sites with an expectation to spend sufficient time with their direct finance team to ensure the successful application of the role.