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Management Accountant

Michael Page
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England
GBP48000 - GBP50000 per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Playing a key role in a small team of 5, number 2 to the Senior Financial Controller (FC), the role is responsible for ensuring management accounts are reported accurately and in a timely manner. The factory is fast paced and prepares weekly and monthly P&L's, the role will be pivotal in delivering the P&L's & ensuring variances are clearly reported to the FC and SLT.

Client Details

A leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality foods and menu solutions for the UK retail and foodservice sectors.


· Reporting into Financial Controller, delegating in their absence.

· Ensuring Weekly P&L is updated, reviewing commentary with team for FC.

· Ensuring Weekly P&L Presentation is updated, reviewing comments with team for FC

· Assisting FC with month end, driving finalisation of P&L and Balance sheet reconciliations, delivering high standard month end reporting, variance analysis and reconciled balance sheet control accounts.

· Reporting Sales & Gross Margin for factory, reporting sales to SLT Daily, weekly, monthly & YTD, ensuring volume, mix and price variance is calculated and key variances to budgets/forecasts are understood. Reviewing low gross margin SKU's and working with commercial teams to minimise, supporting pricing negotiations.

· Ensuring weekly and monthly rebates are calculated for sales report, preparing rebate journals at month end and reconciling reports to general ledger, ensuring invoices are reconciled & posted against provisions made, highlighting any rebate risks, & working with commercial team to document any rebate contracts in place.

· Monitoring warehouse spend, ensuring spend is tracked on a monthly basis, ensuring accruals are booked and variances are analysed with supply chain director, making recommendations for saving initiatives.

· Monitoring distribution spend, ensuring spend is tracked on a monthly basis, ensuring accruals are booked and variances are analysed with Supply Chain Director, making recommendations for saving initiatives.

· Attending Daily Operations meeting to understand factory performance and key daily challenges feeding back to FC and FD.

· Reporting monthly overheads v's latest budget/forecast, business partnering the SLT to ensure key variances are understood, highlighting key overspends and working to align back to forecast.

· Holding monthly overhead meetings with cost centre owners (SLT) to ensure managers are aware of their overhead spend and variances.

· Ensuring general ledger transactions for overheads are accurately posted into P&L, posting recode journals on a monthly basis to ensure correct P&L classification.

· Working with PO raisers to ensure PO's are raised to correct cost centre and GL codes, improving SLT education & site compliance, ensuring all indirect liabilities are captured at month end via PO journal.

· Working with FC to understand key manufacturing variances whilst continuously looking for opportunities to drive operational efficiencies and minimise adverse variances in stock, waste & direct labour.

· Assisting FC and working to prepare annual budgets and quarterly forecast for Burton Factory

· Support year end audit requirements

· Support in training and development of Assistant accountant.






Qualified accountant ACCA, CIMA

OR Qualified by experience


BA (hons) Degree or equivalent



Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills

Strong Analytical Skills / Business acumen, and problem-solving skills

Attention to detail and accurate reporting

Ability to build relationships and key partnerships across a large international organisation.

Standard costing and variance reporting





FMCG experience/Manufacturing experience


Experience of ERP systems.


Business Partnering


Ability to drive and/or support process and system improvements


Job Offer

Up to £50k per annum

NEST Pension

Life Assurance

Holiday package


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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