Accountant

Location: Runcorn
Salary: 35000
Consultant's Branch: Liverpool
Reference: RuncornACC
Contact Name: Liverpool Branch
Contact Email: liverpool@gap-personnel.com
Expiry Date: 2021-08-18

We’re recruiting for a qualified and experienced Accountant, to work within a manufacturing company based in Runcorn.

 

PAY: £35k based on experience.

WORKING HOURS: Monday to Friday 08:00-17:45

 

Initially temp cover but could lead to perm position.

 

1.   Main Job Purpose (one statement explaining the job’s overall purpose):

 

To prepare reports and reconciliations for the monthly and weekly accounts, and to provide Commercial and Operations financial support across the business.

 

Key Accountabilities

(summary of the most important tasks the role is accountable for. Explain the purpose of the job, what must be accomplished. Include main Health & Safety elements)

Performance Indicators

(standards / measures that show the tasks are being achieved)

 

Preparation of monthly management accounts.  Journal preparation and balance sheet reconciliation.

 

Timely submission in accordance with group deadlines.

 

 

To provide weekly P&L flash reporting, sales analysis and GSS administration.

 

 

Timely submission to UK Senior Management

 

Assist in the preparation of year end Financial accounts, tax and audit packs In line with accounting standards and legislative requirements

 

 

Timely submission and in accordance with Financial Reporting Standards.

 

Annual budget preparation

 

Timely completion in accordance with group deadlines.

 

 

Provide budget variance analysis to cost centre owners, develop cost mitigation plans with budget holders to offset adverse variances

 

Adherence to budget

 

Provide realistic product costings for new business opportunities / tenders / recipe engineering

 

Net margin realisation that reflect initial costings

 

Drive price management program during periods of material/ingredient inflation

 

Ensure margins are maintained or optimised.

 

Look for cost saving opportunities and drive improvement programs collaborating with budget holders to deliver results

 

Demonstrate favourable budget variance as a result of the initiative.

 

Cross functional support within the Finance Department to cover absence

 

 

 

Smooth running of the Finance Department

2.   Business Challenges (what makes the job difficult to do?):

Problem Solving (describe the nature and variety of the problems faced in this job)

 

  • Knowledge and understanding of MTMS and how to extract data
  • Advanced excel skills for data extraction and analysis
  • New business costings for wide range of customers across two business sectors (Retail / Foodservice)
  • Identifying / creating new data sources to establish improvement metrics or trends

 

Managing Change (describe the quality of innovation required / describe any new activities which have been or need to be initiated)

 

  • Look at improved ways of working and adapt to needs of other people within the organization
  • Developing new management information tools / reports in line with business requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   Business Responsibilities (Systems, budget and people relating to the job):

 

People:       

Systems:     MTMS, Excel, Powerpoint, GSS, tableaux, EWB

                          

 

 

4.   Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

 

  • CIMA
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Continuous improvement skills / lean management techniques
  • Good communication skills
  • Product costing experience
  • FMCG experience
  • SAP advantageous but not essential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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