Financial Accountant - Food Manufacturer, South East England

Salary: £55K
Sector: Finance
Location: South East England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client requires a Financial Accountant for a manufacturing business. Reporting into the Financial Controller you will have 5 direct reports and be expected to stand in for the Financial Controller when they are not present.

Key elements of the role

Management of 2 x sales staff and 3 x ledger staff
Responsibility for efficient and effective running of both the purchase & sales ledgers
Cash forecasting & Management. Managing quarter end payment targets
Capital reporting and forecasting. Working with Engineering/Project managers to review progress vs. authorised proposals.
Overhead reporting & forecasting. Holding reviews with Cost Centre managers to ensure spend inline with forecast and spend reduction plans in place
Month end reconciliations and Balance sheet reconciliations
Liaison with both internal and external auditors
VAT / Statutory submissions etc
Adhoc projects / make process improvement activities as required

Candidate

Manufacturing Experience is essential
Strong ERP knowledge
Advanced Excel
Relevant Accounting qualification (CIMA / ACCA) part qual will also be considered

Although there is a large element of reporting in the role, they are not just looking for a 'desk accountant’ as there is a big requirement for the role to interact with and influence colleagues across the business, which is imperative for a Finance professional working in the manufacturing industry.

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