About Crown Lift Trucks Ltd

Since its entry into the material handling industry in the 1960s, Crown Equipment Corporation has earned a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing of its award-winning line of electric lift trucks.  From our smallest pallet truck to our highest lifting VNA truck, our goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic forklift truck possible.  Crown supports customers with a wide selection of electric forklift trucks ranging from pallet trucks to very narrow-aisle VNA trucks.

Our brand promise is:

“Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value.”

Quality and performance are the foundation of Crown’s success. Since our inception, our company culture has always been about people performing and working as a team to ensure that quality is built into every forklift truck we make.

Crown’s headquarters, manufacturing facilities and network of branches offer diverse and challenging careers in a broad range of professional and vocational roles.

Job Description

 • Produce the UK’s 5 year plan, annual budget & monthly forecasts

• Partner with business heads to produce regional and functional forecasts and budgets

• Analyse monthly results, prepare variance analyses and highlight trends, risks and opportunities, and financial issues to the UK Management Team

• Develop a deep understanding of the UK’s key internal and external operating, financial and value drivers that impact performance

• Provide financial support to the Sales, Service and Rental Teams to drive business performance

• Create new customer and product profitability reports and analyses in conjunction with the business

• Develop and maintain robust driver based financial models (P&L, balance sheet and cash flows)

• Develop key financial and operational performance indicators

• Drive budget responsibility across the business

• Ensure the UK keeps within cost centre targets

• Identify and analyse potential costs savings, prepare business cases to change processes and drive delivery

• Prepare the UK’s capital forecasts and budgets and ensure the UK stays within targets

• Ensure monthly costs are coded to correct budget areas (accounts, branches and departments) and work with the Finance Team to continually improve end to end financial processes and systems

• Produce the UK’s financial presentations

• Ad hoc & projects

Person Specification




  • Professionally qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA) with 5 years or more experience


  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to mine complex, diverse data
  • Advanced forecasting and financial modelling experience
  • Proven people management and influencing skills
  • Highly articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Highly driven and self-motivated
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills,
  • Willing to travel (Birmingham, Warrington, Glasgow)


  • Gravitas – able to challenge and drive accountability
  • Quality – good attention to detail, focused on delivery
  • Team player – create team spirit
  • Catalyst – lead change, find a better way, communicate clearly
  • A self-starter with an interest in the business, very hands on

Vacancy Details

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday, 37 hours


 Competitive Salary and Car Allowance


25 days holiday


Company pension plan

At Crown, we know that our employees are the driving force behind our success in the material handling industry. We cultivate a culture of passionate people and inspired innovation. In fact, throughout Crown’s history, more than 1,000 employees have reached a 25-year milestone, and we are proud to have travelled their career paths with them.

From employee training and development to competitive compensation packages, we invest in our employees, knowing that people are always at the core of what moves us forward.

In addition to financial remuneration and participation, we our offer our employees various social benefits including but not limited to:

  • Company car plus fuel card – private use of company vehicle (subject to tax regulations)
  • Company pension plan.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Excellent discount scheme with access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands. 
  • Employee assistance programme.

Please contact us via our website at:

If you have any further queries regarding this job, please do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Team at Crown Lift Trucks Ltd on 01256 300211 or via uk.recruitment@crown.com

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