Opportunities at Cooplands

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About us 

People are the heart of everything we do here at Cooplands.

We aim to provide a friendly and positive place to work where there are possibilities for progression. We are committed to training and helping our staff develop the skills they need to fulfil their potential.

From making, moving and selling our famously high-quality food, to helping our business run smoothly and successfully, our people are at the heart of everything we do.Yes, we’ve been baking since 1885. But we’re not just about our heritage – we’ve got big plans for the future too, including over 100 new shops on the way.

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Our story

Since 1885, we’ve been making delicious, high-quality baked goods using the best ingredients we can find.

With generations of expertise behind us, we’re proud to put the Coopland name to all the products that leave our bakery. Before the sun rises, freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries are loaded up on our vans from our 3 bakeries in Hull, Durham and Scarborough to reach our shops in time for opening. Pies and pasties are baked each day in shop, so that they are served to our customers at their best.

We are a family business, that’s why our people are at the heart of everything we do. Even though the size of the business has grown considerably in recent years, we still maintain a family spirit and atmosphere.

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The opportunities available to you at Cooplands with Marks Sattin

We are delighted to be partnering with Cooplands in Scarborough on a number of exciting roles in their finance department. 

    • Working under the leadership of the CFO, you will participate in business planning and forecasting, working closely with senior management to increase the company’s efficiency and profitability by assisting with the formulation of both the medium and long-term financial plan.

      You will have a proven track record of delivering business management information in an automated and digital format to allow thoughtful strategic input.

      About you and your knowledge

      To be successfully considered for this role, you will need a minimum of 3 years PQE in a manufacturing environment. This experience needs to include management accounting experience, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting. Ideally, you will be CIMA qualified or equivalent.

      Our ideal candidate is a proactive, innovative, flexible, and co-operative approach to working as a team member, initiating and building on ideas, prepared to work to deadlines and see projects through to completion.

      Your responsibilities as Finance Business Partner

      • Management of Assistant Accountant

      • Producing models to project long-term growth and determine the impacting business factors. • Analysing financial and operational results to better understand company performance

      • Utilising BI tools to deliver meaningful insights into business performance

      • Work with the leadership team and respective departments to build annual budgets and re-forecasts

      • Lead on product costing, including labour and material, and develop reporting methods to compare actual output to standard costings

      • Preparing business cases to support new investment, strategic and other business decisions

      • Communicating results and recommendations to senior management for improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations

      • Supporting the CFO and Finance Manager in budget development, budgetary control, forecasting, financial modelling, and the development, design and implementation of systems and controls, financial policies, and procedures

      • Assisting in the preparation of financial commentaries for business reporting

      • Effectively project manage appropriate cross functional projects when required

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  • As Cooplands new Financial Accountant, you will be providing a high level of professional accounting and management support to the business, ensuring that all objectives of the finance strategy are achieved, and to assist in the delivery, maintenance and control of accounting services for statutory, regulatory and internal management reporting.

    About you and your knowledge

    We are looking for an ACCA qualified accountant to join our growing finance department. Ideally, you will be fully qualified, but we are happy to consider people who are part-qualified, depending on your level of experience.

    To be successfully considered for this role, you need strong experience in a finance department, including month end reporting, budgeting & forecasting. You will also need to evidence strong analytical skills to identify, assess and explain performance variances from budget and forecast.

    Your responsibilities as Financial Accountant

    • Assist Finance Manager in maintenance, processing and production of:

    o Month / Year end close processes

    o Budgeting and forecasting

    o Journals and associated underlying schedules

    o Treasury / Cash Management

    o Treasury / Cash Management

    o VAT reporting

    o Overhead review and cost control

    o Statutory and tax reporting

    o Credit Card analysis/reconciliation, managing any queries in a proactive way with the relevant stakeholde

    • Management of Purchase Ledger with two Direct Reports

    • Assisting in the preparation of financial commentaries for business reporting

    • Preparation of ad hoc financial analysis and insights to support with business decisions

    • Look at process improvement across the finance function, supporting the execution of different project activity

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Laura Gunby 

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I specialise in permanent placements for part to newly qualified accountants across Yorkshire. I began my career in recruitment in 2019 after previously working in finance myself. I have a strong client base across multiple industry sectors and I work with a variety of businesses.

If you are looking for new opportunities, have a need to hire into your team or would like any information on the current market please get in touch.

Please contact me if you are interested in the Financial Accountant role.

Amy Leech 

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I am based out of the Leeds office and specialise in permanent placements for Qualified Accountants across North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. I began my career in finance recruitment in 2015 and have placed roles from entry level right through to senior appointments.

I have a strong client base across multiple industry sectors and I work with a variety of business types including family owned, private equity backed, plc's and SME businesses.

Please contact me if you are interested in the Finance Business Partner role.