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Financial Controller - Shildon

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PPG Industries

England, AR

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PPG: We protect and beautify the world. At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter. Why join us:With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally. • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.• You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations. • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies. • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward. • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.  Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.Job FunctionProviding financial analysis and strategic direction to SBU Finance Director and senior management teams, taking responsibility for the financial operations of Shildon. 1.             Ensure the timely and accurate financial closure of month-end results and subsequent analysis of key variances to local and European management.  2.             Maintain a strong financial control environment and take responsibility for local P&L.   3.             Work closely with the site management team to ensure that financial performance is in line with plan and expectations.  Work to define and measure key finance performance measures.4.             Provide key decision support to the plant management team backed up with rigorous financial analysis for both short and long-term scenarios. 5.             Maintain a close relationship with the senior management team and take on the role of a trusted advisor.  6.             Develop local bottom up budget and ensure alignment with EMEA top down budgets.  Own both the oracle and HFM upload processes for budgets.7.             Support the EMEA Operational Excellence Manager with financial analysis and reporting.8.             Directly supervise local plant cost accountant. Day to day activities include: Monitoring business performance Overseeing the budgets and that everyone is adhering to them Acting as finance lead for internal and external auditsCoordinating the annual physical stock takePreparing the annual ICSP, annual impairment review, and Quarterly Rep LettersMaintain close contact with Brno SSC and support GL/AP/AR initiativesProviding local credit approvals and reviews, including bad debt reservesDeveloping financial models Business planning for the futureQualificationsKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDEDThe Financial Controller should be educated to degree standard (or equivalent), hold a recognized accountancy qualification and should have at least 5 years work experience in a finance department of a manufacturing company.  They should have an excellent grasp of accounting and its practical application and a detailed knowledge of standard costing.  They should possess excellent PC (Excel and Access) and Oracle skills are required to enable the incumbent to effectively use the tools available.The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able interact effectively with all levels of management and European management.  They should be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to gain the trust and respect of the management team and also their direct managers.   They should be able to use their own influence to ensure that the business remains focused on delivering it‘s financial commitments at all times.  The candidate should have a proven history of implementing new and innovative solutions to problems and be able to apply PPG methodologies for continuous improvement.  The candidate must have a full understanding of the manufacturing and sales process and costing systems in order to fully understand the impact of manufacturing issues and be able to provide robust analysis of the causal factors and effective solutions to mitigate these issues. SUCCESS FACTORS:Focus on results - delivery of planned production within planned costsDrive change - deliver continual improvement in analysis and reporting to allow effective decision making Promote teamwork - fully interact with the plant management team and with the team in Brno to share best practices Build trust & respect - effectively influence both the plant management team and the European teams  Make things happen - work with the plant manager to deliver committed results, adjust plans where needed to reach goalsBuild strong work relationships - effectively work as a core element of the plant management team.Duration of the assignment and grade:Permanent                                                Full-time Band G

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PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).

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