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Nissan Sunderland

Finance Controller Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit a Finance Controller into our Sunderland plant, carrying out the following role;

Mission and Main Objectives:

The successful applicant will be responsible for the preparation of consolidated European performance / management reporting, and communicating the results to our customers across the Global Organisation.

This opportunity gives real breadth of scope and a chance to deeply understand the cost performance of Nissan’s European plants. An ability to work effectively with colleagues is essential for this role – as is a structured approach to transforming significant amounts of data into clear, cohesive analysis. It is therefore equally suitable for a skilled management accountant; or for someone in practice looking to progress their career with an industry leader.

Outline and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all consolidated European cost performance reports are prepared accurately and on time
  • Ensure all key variances are explained and reconciled to other prime reports
  • Interface with Nissan Global Headquarters and other key customers within Europe
  • Presentation of results to Management
  • Drive continued improvement, standardisation and automation of reporting & processes across the European entities
  • Work with the Purchasing function to report in accordance with accounting standards and group policies
  • Interface with external auditors and assist with development of Policy / Guidance Notes for European entities
  • Provide support to Projects as required
  • Any other duties as directed by Management

Please note that there may be a requirement for occasional travel.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Ability to present data in a clear and structured manner
  • Positive and flexible attitude in supporting the team in achieving tight deadlines
  • Challenging and flexible mindset. Strive for continuous improvement
  • Strong spreadsheet (Excel) skills. Database / VBA / Powerpoint advantageous
  • Confident communicator; comfortable in dealing with colleagues based across Europe and Japan (no language requirements)