Senior Management Accountant (FMCG)
Position: Senior Management Accountant
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract, 6 Months
Hours: 40 hours per week
Who Are We?
At Burton’s Biscuits Company we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits! Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits & snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits making us one of the key players in the market. We employ c. 1,800 people around the UK, in our three main manufacturing facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans and a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool.
What are we all about?
Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.
Why work as part of our team?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Management Accountant to join our dynamic and fast-paced Finance team on a 6 month fixed term contract. This is a key role within the business, where you will be providing high quality MI and variance analysis to senior management. Working autonomously within a fast-paced environment, you will be expected to adapt to the versatile needs of the business and prioritise accordingly. As part of a continuous improvement culture, you will actively look for opportunities to introduce changes to processes.
What does your typical day look like?
Analysis and reporting of packaging and raw material variances. Financial responsibility for 5 production lines (circa 200 SKUs) ensuring accurate KPI and MI is communicated to management. New product costings – calculation of recipe, packaging and labour costs. Capital Expenditure – responsibility for multi-million pound project spend, including periodic forecasting of spend. Period end accounting including accruals and prepayments.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
The successful candidate will have excellent excel skills (Lookups, Pivot tables etc.) and previous experience of analysing data and able to accurately present conclusions to key stakeholders. Experience with SAP (R3) or other ERP software experience, P&L, balance sheet postings and reconciliations are essential and you will be comfortable working with all levels of the business from production to senior management level. You will be extremely self-motivated and have the ability to work as part of a small team effectively while driving your own learning. A proven ability to identify areas of improvement and implement change, FMCG industry experience, TM1 Cognos, Budgets and forecasting would be desirable in this role.
Final part of the mix.
In return we offer fantastic company benefits, an environment you enjoy to work in and genuine development / progression opportunities.
You may have experience of the following: Senior Management Accountant, Management Accountant, Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Senior Accountant, Finance Analyst, Finance Officer, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst, Accounts Manager, Reporting, Financial Reporting, FMCG, Manufacturing Accountant, Variance Analysis, etc