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Finance Controller

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected companies.

About this opportunity

Your work environment : We now have a vacancy for a Plant Controller, directly reporting to the Plant Manager and functionally to the Finance Director, Bevcan EMEA, based in Peterborough in the UK. This is an incredible opportunity to join Crown in a brand-new role and become one of the ‘first feet on the ground’ for the new manufacturing plant we are building. The Peterborough factory is a brand new Beverage plant filled with state of the art technologies capable of producing 3 billion cans per annum. The Peterborough factory is going to be a key site within Bevcan Europe & Middle East. The Plant will operate 24 hours per day on a continuous shift system, 360 days per annum and will employ approximately 280 people. The successful candidate will be a key player within the Plant Management Team providing Finance support to the plant.


Your mission in Crown

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitor the financial key performance indicators of the plant, according to the Group accounting rules, USGAAP and local statutory requirements;
  • Ensure strong internal controls framework and compliance to internal policies;
  • Manage the finance department (3 people)

Financial Control

  • Prepare and analyse budget and rolling forecasts, and ensure reporting is delivered on time in full.
  • Monitor manufacturing costs and analyse variance against standard manufacturing costs.
  • Support the others plant departments in analysing their cost performance.
  • Control, alert and implement corrective actions in case of identified financial issues.
  • Participate actively in the continuous improvement programme to achieve World Class Performance in the finance area.

Internal Control

  • Responsible for the accuracy of the financial statements in line with the internal rules, actualize and follow internal controls and procedures.
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.


About you
The ideal candidate is a Business Administration Graduate, with a major in Finance Control/Accounting and with minimum 5 years’ experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. You have a strong knowledge and understanding of costs and variances analysis, financial control, reporting, and manufacturing accounting. You enjoy working to tight deadlines in a complex and demanding environment. You possess a comprehensive proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, with a sound knowledge of Finance ERP (Onestream) and ERP systems (preferably SAP). You are an effective communicator with good interpersonal and leadership skills at all levels both internally and externally. You have excellent verbal and writing skills. We are looking for a team player, with knowledge of continuous improvement tools, a high level of organization and administrative skills, the ability to change existing ways of working.

What Crown can offer you? 

  • the opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • to be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance  
  • professional and personal development through training and work experiences 
  • strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees  

Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging.  

Equal opportunity 

Crown is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

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Finance Controller

Requisition ID:  1828

Peterborough, GB, PE2 7LB

Functional Area:  Finance
Experience Level:  Manager
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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