I am currently working with a specialist Manufacturer within the Stoke-on-Trent area. This organisation is one of the leading manufacturers of their product in their industry, in the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to progress and develop their career further within a well-established organisation that is expanding and investing heavily in growth and its staff. Reporting directly to the Group Finance Director, your main responsibilities will include: - Overall responsibility for the Financial Operations and Management of the business - Production of Budgets including P&L, Balance Sheet, and CAPEX - Timely and accurate Management Accounts and Cashflow Forecasts - Manage the annual audit process in conjunction with the appointed auditors - Cost analysis & reduction throughout the business - Continually improve business processes, find efficiencies and reduce reporting timelines - Co-ordinate all accounting activities for the staff to ensure deadlines are met on time and in full - Set clearly defined objectives for all team members, monitoring performance - Able to asses and implement new accounting legislation - Ad Hoc Reports depending on the needs of the business Currently in an accounting role within a fast paced and fast growing company. You will have Proven/Significant experience with accounting systems. You will have the ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently. You will have led a team of finance professionals at different levels of development and will have proven skills in developing and coaching others. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will be highly self-motivated, looking to progress your career and have a high work ethic. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join an established, secure and growing manufacturer in order to progress their career. This is a progressive role that will offer continued development and so the individual needs to be passionate, an influencer and wanting to progress their career further. Handley James Consulting was launched by its founders to provide the manufacturing community with a quality recruitment service on a committed basis. HJC apply unique Search and Selection techniques to all of your recruitment requirements. Irrelevant of whether this is a skilled engineering role or an executive placement we provide the same level of service to clients and candidates alike. We understand that irrelevant of discipline or level; your next career move is vitally important and we treat everyone equally. Our key differentiators are that the founders of Handley James have both worked in manufacturing and engineering organisations themselves, they are extremely down to earth and honest in their approach and they don't apply pressure tactics to either candidates or clients. We respect your need for time when making decisions.