Management Accountant

Ella’s Background

Ella’s Kitchen was set up by Paul Lindley, to promote healthy eating amongst babies and young children. This highly entrepreneurial and values driven company has achieved impressive growth to become the best-selling baby food brand in the UK with £70m turnover and a team of 70+ employees based at Ella’s barn near Henley. Their baby and toddler food pouches and snacks can be found in key retailers across the UK as well as a number of international markets. Ella’s is recognised for its high quality ingredients and ethical credentials which are visible throughout their supply chain and in their social and charity work. Ella’s became part of the Hain Celestial Group 4 years ago.

Ella’s Kitchen is recruiting a Management Accountant to support the business in delivering world class financial and management reporting. You will ensure that Ella’s Kitchen are compliant with external and Hain Celestial financial reporting requirements, as well as providing a variety of management reporting to enable effective decision making. On top of this you will be responsible for two direct reports within the operational finance team and play an active role in delivering the Sums strategy across the business.

You will be joining a team of people who meet personal and business challenges with hard work and a massive smile. They not only see things as they are and ask why - but see things that never were and ask why not.

Purpose of role

To support the Sums (Finance) team by taking responsibility for accounting, statutory reporting, management reporting, and team management, as well as other ad-hoc tasks.

Role activities / responsibilities

  • Management of general ledger, including - oversight over all accounts; allocations, coding etc, a detailed review and understanding of fixed costs and query resolution
  • Month end reporting, including- management of all month end processes (excluding payroll, production of management accounts and commentary, reporting to the US head office via Hyperion
  • Marketing team support and accounting, including - supporting the marketing team in the understanding of their spend compared to budget/forecast, management of month end accruals for marketing, production of mmrketing spend dashboards and preparation of marketing budgets and forecasts
  • Statutory reporting and compliance, including - key point of contact for the year end statutory audit, oversight of financial statement preparation and tax compliance and statutory returns
  • Internal controls compliance (Sarbox), including - co-ordinating the Sums team to ensure that internal control processes are in place and effectively monitored and co-ordinating an annual review of key control processes
  • Line management responsibility for two other members of the Sums team, including - being a 1st class line manager by leading, motivating and supporting your team, ensuring your team play an active role in delivering against the Sums’ 3 year strategy, supporting your team to achieve their individual KPIs and development plans and taking full responsibility for the areas of work covered by your team within the Sums team
  • Ad hoc project support

Location: Henley-on-Thames
Reports to:Financial Controller (Runs Making The Sums Work)
Direct Reports:Two
Contract: Full time, 40 hours (Monday to Friday)
Responsible for: Supporting the Sums (Finance) team by taking responsibility for accounting, statutory reporting, management reporting, and team management, as well as other ad-hoc tasks.

You will need:

  • CCAB (or similar) accountancy qualification
  • To be driven and results orientated with a desire to achieve
  • A willingness to throw yourself into a varied and busy role
  • Good communication skills with the ability to speak to others in the business at all levels and deal with queries from external parties e.g. suppliers
  • Experience of line management, with a desire to bring the best out of people
  • Good attention to detail and an ability to work to deadlines with accuracy
  • Good experience in Microsoft Office, with particular fluency in Excel
  • Ability to manage your workload around busy periods and key deadlines
  • Demonstrable ability to live and breathe our values: We Want to Win, We’re Business Minded, We’re Childlike, We Think Differently, We’re Good to Each Other

It would be nice if you had:

Experience of working with SAP B1, Hyperion and COGNOS

Salary and benefits

Bucket loads of training and development, supporting your career pathway.

A competitive salary.

A Box of Treats, including private medical, pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday, high street discounts, a yummy breakfast every morning, pamper days, Give It A Go days, volunteering days… to name only a few!

A really awesome place to come to work every day… our beautiful Barns in the Oxfordshire countryside.
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