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Positions available:

Financial Controller – Swan EMS (Abertillery, Wales) – Account Manager (Basingstoke)

Financial Controller – Swan EMS (Abertillery, Wales)

Employer and role

Swan EMS (“Swan”) is an established contract manufacturer of cable assemblies, box builds and PCB assemblies based in Abertillery, 30 min from the M4/Newport.  Swan was recently acquired by a fast-growing group, EC Electronics, a management owned business backed by private equity with operations in Basingstoke, the Netherlands and Romania.

This is a key role to formalise the finance function locally to drive valuable efficiencies and align reporting to Group. There is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to progress and assist at Group level as the business continues to acquire and grow organically.

Main purpose of job:

Manage all finance functions ensuring accounts are finalised within set deadlines.  Supervise the daily activities of the accounts team.  Work with the wider business to ensure efficiencies are gained.  Working closely with the Group CFO to ensure consistencies, efficiencies and improvements are maintained.

Main responsibilities & key tasks:

  • Complete month and year end procedures as required and provide accurate and timely monthly management accounts.  Managing, training and setting objectives with the accounts team.
  • Ensuring compliance with accounting principles and Group practice and detect any accounting errors and resolve.
  • Daily management of cash flow, minimising exposure to stock and work in progress with business managers.
  • Create and maintain good relationships with suppliers
  • Oversee the credit control function and manage invoice finance requirements including audits and reconciliations as necessary.
  • Post all bank transactions: customer and supplier payments, miscellaneous payments, direct debits etc.  Reconcile bank accounts.
  • Manage foreign currency requirements with Group colleagues and assist the CFO with any tasks as required
  • Liaison with key stakeholders: Directors, Auditors, Bankers, HMRC.
  • Oversee the sales and purchase ledgers to ensure they are well maintained.  Investigate unallocated transactions and review all purchase transactions for coding etc.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Highly computer literate with an excellent working knowledge of Word, Excel and ERP/MRP systems.
  • A recognised accounting qualification.
  • A self-starter with a thorough knowledge and working experience of managing an accounts team is essential.
  • A flexible attitude to changing demand and business direction and a strong team player and leader..
  • A background in manufacturing business(es) will be an advantage
  • Some International travel may be required.

Applicants are required to send CV & Motivation Letter to

Account Manager (Basingstoke)

Main purpose of job:

Support existing key customer accounts whilst supporting the Commercial Manager in the growth and development of major new accounts where required.

Able to project manage major customer accounts with high degree of emphasis on securing repeat business. Providing excellent customer service support including any technical or quality needs by utilising internal departments, thus ensuring customer satisfaction.

You should preferably have worked in an CEM/EMS environment either in an Account Manager/Customer Service role. You should also be results-driven and aspire to achieve specific account growth goals including new orders and sales targets.

Ability to provide an excellent support function whilst fully understanding the customers decision making process, in order to win new business/projects and strengthen customer relationships.

Main responsibilities & key tasks:

  • Manage and interpret customer expectations and general activity, heighten customer interaction by means of good communications.
  • Occasional customer visits where required and involvement with internal and off-site customer meetings.
  • Project manage the transfer and implementation of large new customer projects from development to customer delivery.
  • Understand the customers total spend on electronics.
  • Work closely with the customers purchasing, engineering and design teams where necessary to ensure EC are involved in all new projects.
  • Build strong customer relationships.
  • Identify and highlight new opportunities to increase business with assigned account base.
  • Liaise with EC engineering, estimating, purchasing, logistics and manufacturing departments to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Work to KPI’s as set by the Commercial Manager.
  • Follow up all quotes closely in order to win repeat and new business.
  • Load sales orders and be responsible for the NPI process where appropriate.
  • Support the Sales department administration tasks as required.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Excellent Customer Communication skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Confident to present both internally and to the customers
  • Negotiation skills, determination and persuasiveness
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills- must be experienced in the use of Word and Excel
  • Ideally knowledge of Uniplan and EES ERP systems
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically when under pressure from a busy and varied workload.
  • An ability to analyse and evaluate situations to produce a range of effective solutions to problems.


  • Previous experience dealing with customers in a CEM sales and technical environment.
  • A good working knowledge of the following processes:
    1. Automated SMT PCB assembly
    2. General PCB Assembly
    3. Cable and Wire Harness assembly
    4. Electronic components.

Applicants are required to send CV & Motivation Letter to