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Management Accountant

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Date: 23-Dec-2021

Location: Adbaston, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 


Management Accountant

Based on site in Knighton, Staffordshire

Full time, permanent

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000


We are recruiting for a qualified or part qualified Management Accountant to provide a dedicated financial resource to support and challenge the manufacturing operation at our Knighton site, and to support our Site Finance Manager in the delivery of their objectives. This role will also be required to cover the Site Finance Manager during periods of absence or holidays.


What will you be doing?


Finance Control & Operations

  • Control, analysis and communication of site overhead spends
  • Completion of weekly/monthly reporting cycle
  • Capital tracking and management

Performance Reporting

  • Month end budget holder overhead reviews
  • Financial Performance Report by site with analysis
  • Detailed yield analysis - work orders and stock adjustments

Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Completion of site budgets and forecasts, ensuring they are accurate, challenged and understood
  • Monthly volume forecasting with associated Risks and Opportunities
  • Labour forecasting 


What do we need from you:

  • Previous experience in a similar role (ideally from a manufacturing background)
  • Strong analytical skills, with advanced level Excel
  • Experience of working with SAP 
  • Strong communcation and people skills, with the ability to work under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Financial qualification, part qualification, or qualified by experience


What we offer you in return:

  • Salary of up to £40,000 per annum
  • Assistance to gain a financial qualification (if required)
  • Pension contributions up to 7.5%
  • Life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free parking