How to decide what the right job is for?
You have to go against the grain sometimes, get a feel for what is right for you. Your peers will tell you that you need a job that lets you work from home or that you need to work for that FTSE listed business in order to be taken seriously. Some may tell you that deviating away from the corporate world will negatively impact your CV. These could all be true. What could be even truer though is, going to the office makes you happy because you get to socialise again, working for a start up will give you the motivation to help it succeed, moving away from corporate, will get rid of the office politics you despise so much.
You need to decide what will make you happy in your job for the next 2/3/4/5 years.
So is this job the right one for me?
Could be. They're a growing manufacturing business with circa 50 staff. You'll be part of the senior leadership team, working in the same office, on the opposite desk to the owner of the company. You'll have full control and responsibility of the P&L. They need someone who can make drastic efficiency and improvements to their dated process, something that has been suggested by the business owner. You'll also need to navigate your way around their ERP system, so if you have manufacturing ERP knowledge with systems like Epicor, M1 or Kerridge that would help. In answer to your question though, I'm not sure if it's the right one for you...I don't know what you're looking for but can tell you more about what these guys are like to work with.
Go on then, what's the culture?
Well, you'll be working from the office in Walsall Monday to Friday, alongside colleagues who like to push the envelope when it comes to sense of humour. You'll be laughing for most of the day and giving as good as you get, whilst also being a productive member of the team. These guys play hard but work even harder. That's why they need someone who can switch off from the distractions around them and crack on. If you're easily distracted, then it probably isn't for you. If you're easily offended, again, it probably isnt' for you. It's not a fancy office with all the latest tech, sleep pods and Apple Mac's on every desk. It's a decent office above an engineering site. We're not trying to sell you on the building though, what we are talking about, is working for a business where you'll make life long friends and progress very quickly.
What are they after then?
Ideally, a knowledgable Finance Manager from a manufacturing background. Not bothered if you're qualified or qualified by experience. You just need to know what you're doing. You need to be able to put together some really good management accounts, produce some knockout budgets and forecasts, offer up insightful data to support strategic decision making and work with the MD to make sure that profits are going up. Not a big ask right?!
It would help if you had:
- Payroll knowledge
- A good understanding of VAT returns
- Been involved in stat accounting
- Cost accounting exposure
- Solid Excel skills
And what do I get??
- £35k salary
- Bonus to be developed
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Clear and achievable progression and development
- Work life balance
- Decent people to work with
Maybe it's worth going against the grain, rebel against what's "normal" and apply for a job that will make you happy and not what Linkedin Influencers say will make you happy. If you want to discuss the role more, gives us a call on 02477360066.
Permanent, Full Time
- Industry Sector Accountancy