|North West - Kirkham, Preston PR4 3AX|
Salary: Competitive + Study Package
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Management Accountant to join our Finance Team at one of the UK’s most loved brands, Fox’s Biscuits; makers of the Fox’s Fab Selection, Party Ring, Rocky, Viennese and many more.
Fox’s Biscuits is a leading biscuit manufacturing business and strives to have the best-in-class Finance Function. This requires accurate reporting, tight cost control and good governance processes across all functions. Fox’s Biscuits has three sites employing on average 2,150 people. The accounting system is SAP, reconciling to BPC for Group Reporting.
This role is based at Kirkham and is part of a team reporting into the Financial Reporting Manager whose objective is to provide best in class Financial Reporting for the three bakeries and into the 2SFG Group.
This role gives fantastic experience in a fast paced environment where opportunities to develop their career are realistic.
About The Role:
As part of the Finance team, you will be responsible for the weekly reporting for Factory Variances, reconciliation of reports and spreadsheets to SAP. You will identify and action process improvements to streamline and standardise the process. While working with Operational Teams at site to ensure understanding of and consistency of reporting.
You will also manage the monthly reporting including reporting on the Monthly Actuals for Bakery Variances and Bakery Overheads ensuring accurate allocation for all aspects of reporting. Balance sheet reconciliations preparation and month end file ensuring group governance guidelines are followed.
As the Management Accountant you will draft the Factory Overheads Budget and assist in the preparation of the variances Budget and update of the standard costs. Other responsibilities include monitoring and tracking Fox’s Blocked, Parked and GRIR reporting, supporting Tax compliance, identifying and implementing process improvements and involvement in Biscuits Finance Projects
So if you’re looking for a role which will keep you challenged, enable you to grow and give you the chance to work in an environment envied by our competitors, look no further.
Qualified Accountant/Finalist or relevant experience
Strong knowledge of financial control.
Good communication skills and a willingness to work with others
Good computer skills and financial systems (ideally SAP, SAP BI, Excel etc)
Good Business Partnering skills
Strong business acumen with ability to provide sound financial advice
Works effectively with peer group and superiors, managing expectations
Highly numeric and demonstrates strong analytical skills and is able to balance the need for analysis and rigour with speed of action when solving problems
Ability to work under pressure and have self motivated approach
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