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  • Management Accountant (FMCG/Manufacturing)

  • Location: Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent
  • Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: MT241217
  • Recruiter: Matt Taylor
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Marks Sattin are currently partnering a well-regarded FMCG/Food Manufacturing business who are recruiting for a Management Accountant.

The role is an integral part of the site finance team supporting the Finance Manager and operations. The team's purpose is to provide an effective management accounting service for the site, ensuring robust financial control, reliable performance measurement and proactive decision support for business improvement opportunities.

Key duties as Management Accountant include:

  • To ensure the timely preparation, presentation and interpretation (commentary) of daily, weekly and monthly site accounting reports & KPI data with relevant comparisons to budget, forecast & standard. To ensure the financial integrity of the numbers through regular review of provisions and management of on-going site assets & liabilities.

  • To provide detailed analysis of factors affecting production variances, site overheads and other site costs, sharing this information to improve visibility and understanding, operating efficiency and to drive cost reductions.

  • To attend relevant site meetings to communicate the site's financial results and ensure the financial impact of actions taken are understood by site managers.

  • To support the Finance Manager by providing information and insight relevant to the routine forecasting and annual budgeting needs.

  • To support business improvement initiatives to the site's operations and supply chain, including analysis & measurement of shop-floor performance.

  • To support the site's cost reduction Profit Improvement Plan (PIP), coordinating project ideas for the site, evaluate financial implications and report achievements against plan.

  • To represent the Site Finance team on cross-functional projects and to lead any nominated actions, and to update the team on progress and developments.

  • To support the Finance Manager and IS teams to design and implement new management accounting processes.

  • To prepare and coordinate site capital expenditure justifications and business cases and complete post-implementation reviews to track benefits. Ensure site capital expenditure is analysed and capital additions updated to the asset register on a timely basis.

  • To support a product costing service to the NPD and Sales teams, responding to costing requests, ensuring a timely and accurate service. Instigate post-launch reviews.

  • Keep abreast of developing situations and techniques in respect of customers, competitors, suppliers and finance disciplines including accounting standards. Remain close to all aspects of the factory and the people concerned.

To be considered for the position of Management Accountant, candidates must be/have:

  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Experience within high-volume manufacturing or a transferable sector such as supply chain & logistics or engineering
  • Proven ability to business partner with both finance and non-finance
  • Forward thinking and able to get stuck into operations to help drive financial performance of the site

A competitive salary of £40,000 - £45,000 is on offer plus benefits for the successful candidate.

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