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Operations Accountant <£35,000 Food Manufacturer

  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16890823
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office

An amazing opportunity to become an Operations Accountant with a fast paced, rapidly growing Food Manufacturing business in North Yorkshire!

Reporting directly to the Site Finance Director, the newly appointed Operations Accountant will play a vital role within the business.

Duties would inlcude:

  • Provision, analysis and interpretation of daily and weekly reports to enable business performance to be monitored and enhanced.
  • Support the delivery and ongoing management of factory reporting systems.
  • Daily and weekly reporting of prime and labour variance performance.
  • Close liaison with the management team to identify trends, opportunities and areas of under-performance in order to enhance the overall performance and profitability of the business.
  • Encourage site profit enhancing initiatives and ensure that deliverables are achieved.
  • Close liaison with site finance team (incl. cost accountant and work study manager) to ensure accurate product costing.
  • Review of stock analysis and the investigation of variances.
  • The development and implementation of robust processes to ensure transactional accuracy and controls in the areas of variance and stock reporting.
  • To support in promoting process improvement and cultural change.
  • Involvement in the monthly accounting cycle.
  • Input into the site weekly forecasting and annual budget cycle.

This is a very hands on role, and will frequently involve getting out onto the production floor dealing with operations staff, liaising closely with the management team and challenging yourself and others to ensure improvements can be made effectively

My dream candidate would have/be...

  • Newly Qualified accountant/finalist with a minimum of 3 years strong industry experience
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment with evidence of variance reporting, ideally in the food industry but not essentially.
  • Strong Excel analysis skills and the ability to demonstrate the application of logical analysis to manufacturing transactions.
  • The desire to be hands on, and to be seen on the production floor.
  • Understanding of the FMCG industry.
  • Experience of successfully managing tasks/projects to completion, ideally including systems implementation.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Numerate and analytical.
  • The ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Ideally experience of working with SAP.
  • Confident and competent.
  • Determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks.
  • Reliable, conscientious, self-motivated and professional.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Effective planning and organisation skills.
  • Effective communication at all levels - written, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Effective problem solving skills and ability to influence solutions.
  • Promotes a continuous improvement approach by continually challenging and driving standards forward.
  • Willingness to learn, adopt a continuous lifelong learning approach.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills to be able to develop strong working relationships.
  • Excellent team working skills.

Apply online or call me on 0113 204 2038 to discuss further.

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