Finance Accountant in Helwith Bridge - Bakkavor

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Helwith Bridge, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 days ago

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Financial Accountant
Location: Bo'ness, Falkirk
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £45,000 to £47,000
Our Bakkavor business in Bo'ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high quality salad products working primarily with premium retailers. To give a feel for the scale of manufacturing in Bo'ness we produce over 70million salad-based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people in the town.
The Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our Bakkavor Salads, Bo'ness Finance Account Team.
In this busy and exciting role, you will provide support to the Financial Controller and undertake responsibility for the line management of an Assistant Financial accountant.
Performance Reporting
Ensuring that periodic reports are prepared/submitted and that exceptions are identified and commented upon
Supporting the cost centre managers, to ensure they understand the information generated and are using it to improve performance
Rolling Forecast
Supporting the generation of the overhead, cash and balance sheet elements of the rolling forecast and reviewing the results
Control Environment
Applying the financial control system - for example asset verification, PO authority limits and CEP's
Identifying areas of improvement / weaknesses and suggesting modifications as appropriate
Month End
Preparing and posting journals - reviewing the results and reconciling to expected figures
Preparing balance sheet account reconciliations for review and highlighting any issues as appropriate
Working Capital
Reporting actual cash performance and supporting the short-term cash forecast process to control creditor payments to predetermined targets
Group Requirements
Liaising with group functions and external parties (internal audit, external audit and tax department) as required
Reviewing reporting and control systems and suggesting modifications to ensure compliance with group standards
IS and Business Processes
Maintaining the financial systems (ERP, Fixed Assets, FDC) to ensure that issues are highlighted and improvements are suggested
About you
Ideally, you will come from a Financial Accountant background with previous experience in the FMCG sector.
You will be part qualified (or QBE) and have a good working knowledge of MS packages - particularly with Excel to undertake financial analysis and preparation of financial statements.
An excellent level of numeracy skills to enable understanding and analysis of numerical information to make the right conclusions and decisions, will be key - as too will a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
If you are a passionate and driven finance professional who can work collaboratively with other departments to achieve financial and company goals / targets, with excellent prioritisation skills and ability to use your own initiative and suggest new ideas - this could be the perfect role for you.
About us
We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.
What you can expect from us
When joining us you can expect a competitive salary, a strong benefits package and excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


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