Finance Supervisor (Team Leader)

Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom | Finance | Full-time



IMI plc

We are a global specialist engineering company that creates breakthrough solutions. We are curious and like to solve problems, partnering with our customers to solve the demands of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. We embrace innovation and care about outcomes that are good for business, everyday life and making a better world – creating lasting impact for everyone.

We design, build and service highly engineered products in fluid and motion control applications. We focus on five market sectors: Industrial Automation, Process Automation, Climate Control, Life Science and Fluid Control, and Transport.

Role Overview

Working within the Finance Department, the Finance Supervisor will be responsible for the Transactional Finance Team and will lead the Company’s transaction and control activities to ensure that they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice.  The Finance Supervisor will ensure that purchases and payables ledgers are accurately maintained and be responsible for reviewing VAT returns and balance sheet reconciliations. The position will be key in supporting the delivery of a robust controls environment and accurate and timely management information.

The Finance Supervisor will be an ambassador and role model for IMI Critical Engineering, Poole and will act with integrity and in accordance with Company policies at all times.


Key Responsibilities

Duties will include but not be limited to:

§  Manage the Finance transactional team.

§  Manage relationship with transactional service centre and ensure accuracy is maintained.

§  Review supplier data changes and payment proposals, ensuring accurate and timely payments are made.

§  Maintain Supplier GRNI balances and review and authorise supplier statement reconciliations.

§  Responsible for Accounts Receivable processes and adherence to internal controls.

§  Review the quarterly VAT returns and ensure ongoing compliance.

§  Responsible for maintaining an accurate fixed asset register.

§  Oversee the administration of Concur expenses system including processing of Company credit card and personal expense claims, to ensure compliance with Travel and Expense policy.

§  Review and challenge a full suite of balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis with ensure sufficient explanation for Finance Director review.

§  Write/review of standard operating procedures for the Finance.

§  Maintain an appropriate control environment and ensure compliance and reporting deadlines are met, including preparation of the Internal Controls Declaration and supporting evidence binder.

§  Support the quarterly and annual budget and forecasting activities.

§  Co-ordinate the work of the team setting targets, deadlines and objectives for each team member, ensuring targets are met.

§  Ensure Health and Safety and wellbeing of the team is managed.

§  Manage all aspects commensurate with a team leader role including but not limited to, inductions, objective setting, appraisals, absence management and training.

§  Lead by example role modelling the IMI Behaviours.

§  Perform other such duties commensurate with the nature and level of the post as may be reasonably required.


Critical Competencies for Success

§  Relevant experience from a previous role.

§  A team player, approachable and outgoing with a business partnering attitude.

§  Ability to manage multiple demanding priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic function in line with the demands of the business.

§  Excellent attention to detail with a high accuracy level.

§  Excellent interpersonal (written and oral) and people management skills.

§  Able to lead, motivate and inspire teams and individuals.

§  Ability to identify opportunities for process, automation and systems improvements.

§  Ability to work pro-actively, using own initiative, exercise independence and challenge constructively. Applies judgement in difficult situations.

§  Extensive use and competent user of advanced Excel.

§  Experience of working with data, ensuring a high level of accuracy is maintained.


Desirable Competencies for Success

§  Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA

§  Previous experience communicating with overseas operations and dealing with multiple currencies.

§  Experience of working within a results driven environment with skills in managing both core processes and bringing a creative and innovative approach.

§  Experience of operating within a global manufacturing/technology business and a balance of working both strategically and operationally.

§  Experience of working within a Lean manufacturing environment and utilising tools and techniques.

§  Project management skills and ability to manage financial/specialist change projects.

§  Good understanding of risk and ability to identify potential risk and ensure management are well informed to assist decision making affecting the department or Company.

§  Exposure to Cognos and MRP system (EFACS).

§  Enthusiastic, pro-active and self-motivated to achieve and adapt to change.

§  Demonstrable understanding of corporate governance and legal requirements.

§  Good working knowledge of financial practices and GAAP (UK/IFRS).

§  Experience in a metrics focused environment including weekly and monthly reporting and analysis.


IMI is an inclusive employer; diversity is very important to us, and we want to receive applications from people from all backgrounds

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