Finance Manager, Stirling

Dron & Dickson Stirling United Kingdom Finance

Company Description

Dron & Dickson are specialists in integrated supply, installation and maintenance of harsh & hazardous electrical equipment. Based at five UK locations, we provide specialist E&I inspection, maintenance and project services to all parts of the Offshore & Onshore Energy sector, Pharmaceutical and Marine industries. Managed from our UK locations, our services operate within the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.


Purpose: ‘Everyone Home Safe’ – An encapsulation of the right for everyone to return from work safely and promote their wellbeing; this applies to Dron & Dickson staff and all who come in to contact with our work activities. Our systems, processes and cultures coupled with our supply and services ensures people, plant and the environment are kept safe. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure sound financial practice within Dron & Dickson to provide a safeguard against unethical or incorrect financial practices and therefore help to increase assurance for the company whilst promoting employee wellbeing and innovation by cultivating an environment that encourages employees to develop and learn, to boost employee satisfaction and productivity.

Objective: The primary objective of this role is to provide sound financial management information within the finance team, ensuring corporate objectives are followed and financial regulations and controls are adhered to. This will include identifying, recommending, and developing improvements in financial information and processes to senior managers.

Our Culture & Values: Our Values aim to underpin and create a positive culture and working environment as well as set behavioural expectations. We are committed to investing in our workforce as we recognise people as our greatest asset. Contribution towards the companies culture and core values are required as part of this role. Our Value acronym AGILE represents qualities associated with being responsive, flexible and adaptable to change which collectively have been identified as key differentiators that offer us competitive advantage.


Direct Reports: Finance Assistants

Strategic Leadership & Management Responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the company's strategy and mission
  • Embed strategic planning practice within the business, specifically focusing within the finance department.
  • Overall responsibility of direct reports learning & development initiatives and KPI completion
  • Provide mentoring and support for direct reports ensuring all training and development needs are identified and addressed
  • Clear communication to direct reports of relevant organisational, departmental and individual aims and initiatives
  • Take responsibility for managing excellent performance results including performance management of direct reports
  • Lead, inspire and motivate the team into consistent performance improvement.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Treasury functions, focusing on process improvements including AP automation.
  • Assist with month end process, including journal processing, balance sheet reconciliations and analysis
  • Analytical review of monthly financial results and provision of accurate commentary on key variances
  • Preparation of rolling weekly cash forecast
  • Compilation and analysis of monthly Key Performance Indicators
  • Maintain fixed asset register and process monthly depreciation calculations
  • Oversee Customer Rebate agreements including reporting
  • Review and approve bank payments
  • Assist with management of company fleet
  • Assist Head of Reporting & Compliance manager with VAT and customs paperwork
  • Provide cover for other senior finance roles
  • Pro-actively seek efficiency improvements & cost saving opportunities to improve financial performance within the wider company.
  • Adhere to company confidentiality policy as set out in contract of employment, with particular emphasis on non-divulgence of sensitive financial information to anyone outside the finance dept.
  • To maintain good communications with internal & external clients.
  • To take a proactive approach to continuous improvement and development of the company’s systems and processes.
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by management.
  • Travel may be necessary to ensure delivery of business needs
  • Social and business networking is expected.

HSEQ Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all Dron & Dickson’s integrated managements system including all policies and Procedures
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure all health and safety training is undertaken within the team.
  • Act ethically and with integrity
  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health


Core Skills:

  • Strong leadership & management skills
  • Creating an environment of trust, feedback and recognition
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to proactively build good working relationships internally and externally
  • Competent in the use of Word, Excel & PowerPoint and the use of ERP systems.
  • Ability and confidence to professionally challenge management/business units
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Articulate, dynamic, energetic and delivery focused
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to represent Dron & Dickson in a positive and effective manner
  • Take responsibility for managing personal performance and results
  • Exceptionally good analytical skills, an ability to translate raw information into actionable strategies and initiatives

Core Training & Competencies:

  • Recognised Accounting qualification
  • Higher education qualifications in business or finance

Other information

Personal Development:

The opportunity to undertake development and progression via a personal development plan is linked to this role.

Contracted Hours: 38.25 hours per week with 45 mins for lunch

Hours of work:

  • Mon to Thurs:8.30am – 5pm
  • Fri:8.30am – 4.30pm

Benefits Package:

  • Pension: 3% Company Contribution, minimum 5% employee contribution
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of 8 public holidays). Annual leave entitlement will increase to 33 days after 2 years’ service
  • Annual bonus if targets met (not guaranteed)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Critical Illness Cover: £20,000
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance: 2 x Annual Salary
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Enhanced Paternity Pay

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