Preston/Management Accountant/Kepak Convenience Foods

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  • Commercial Management Accountant
  • Leading FMCG Business
About Our Client

Kepak Convenience Foods

The role is based from our state of the art manufacturing site in Kirkham. Operational 24 hours per day up to 7 days per week across the Cooked Line & Assembly Functions, Kirkham is home to the Production, Technical, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Production Management, HSE, HR, Chilled Commercial & NPD teams, therefore being able to build relationships and work as part of a cross functional team is vital,

This is an environment where all employees have responsibility, accountability and challenge in their roles. With a flat structure employees are given broad responsibilities and exposure across different functions of the business. Employees must be able to develop and maintain relationships quickly, thrive in an ever changing environment and not be afraid to voice their opinion. Employees who demonstrate competence, cultural fit and a desire to drive the business forward will be afforded opportunity to develop their career within KCF.

Job Description

About the Role

This is an exciting, high profile and inherently commercially focused role which will interact with all functions at the KCF site in Preston. This newly created role will have a direct impact on the increase of profitability, reduction of operational process cost, and improvement of overall efficiency of the business.

The successful candidate will be expected to act on their own initiative and actively seek out opportunities to reflect the true cost of production. The chosen individual will possess excellent interpersonal gravitas, communication skills and the ability to change approach in different contexts, sometimes on the shop floor, sometimes in the board room.

Main responsibilities will include:
  • Preparation of management accounts on a weekly basis, adhering to strict deadlines
  • Preparation of stock reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial accounts including spend files, P&L analysis, balance sheet reconciliations and pack preparation
  • Preparation of annual / Interim budgets
  • Intercompany Trade invoicing
  • Sales vs COGS reconciliation
  • Standard Cost set up & maintenance
  • VAT & Intrastat sign off & submission
  • Office of National Statistic Returns
  • Interim and final audit requirements
  • Working with other departments to ensure accuracy and timeliness of accounting records
Performing other related duties as assigned

The Successful Applicant

Who we're looking for

The successful candidate will be CIMA qualified (or equivalent) with experience gained within a tangible product industry (Manufacturing/FMCG/Logistics). Experience of Standard and Activity Based Costing, LEAN Manufacturing techniques and Supply Chain will be beneficial.
  • Qualified CIMA or ACCA
  • At least 2 years financial accounting experience in a FMCG company
  • Strong financial reporting and analytical skills
  • Strong ERP and Excel skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Deadline driven and capable of working under pressure
What's on Offer

Circa £40 - £45,000 (plus excellent benefits)




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