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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are exclusively partnered with a £billion leading manufacturer in innovative Rail and Traffic Management products.

The Opportunity

Requirement for an ambitious Management Accountant to work for a World Leader within the Rail & Rolling Stock sector. Reporting directly to the Senior Management Team; your financial insight will play a crucial and integral part of business critical planning for this £billion business. 

A highly autonomous position, you will oversee the pricing and bid work generated by the business, and line manage a Finance Assistant. 


Southport (Hybrid)

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial reports for the business unit across customer sales, margin, operating efficiency (labour, machine etc), inventory.
  • Responsible for the Corporate Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting process in relation to costs and overheads to support the targeted sales
  • Maintain financial reporting tools and techniques to support business use requirements.
  • Ensure financial reports requests are completed in a timely manner to agreed deadlines 
  • Hold meetings with Site leaders to drive improvements from the reporting produced
  • Ensure customer pricing requests are completed in a timely manner to agreed SLA deadlines 
  • Prepare customer bid responses and support the business with commercial advice and awareness
  • Ensure key business projects are on time and cost and delivering the benefits expected once introduced
  • Act as the lead Financial person on site and drive commercial and financial awareness across the business
  • Line management of 1 direct report; to provide support and personal development 
  • Work in a safe manner, taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other people at work, following appropriate Health and Safety guidance, training and company rules and procedures as appropriate


  • CIMA qualified ideally, but will consider ACCA qualification or qualified by experience. 
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Experience of forecasting, analysis and interpretation of financial data.
  • SAP experience (or previous use of alternative ERP systems)
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: 10th June 2024

Likely Job Titles: Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance BP, Finance Business Partner 

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Full-time
    • Location: Southport
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£50000 - £60000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Cat Lane

    Recruitment Consultant