Senior Site Accountant

Job Title: Senior Site Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Package
Reference: 14015683/001_1591966402
Contact Name: Matt Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 12, 2020 13:53

Job Description

Fast-track opportunity for a strong Accountant with a manufacturing background to join a fast-paced manufacturing site providing support to the SMT and Group

Client Details

A leading player within the food arena who pride themselves on quality and service to a well-known portfolio of clients across the UK and Europe


  • Promote a culture of rigorous financial control and commercial awareness and ensure Group Finance Policy is implemented and adhered to.
  • To provide an effective management accounting service to the SMT, with strong financial control, ensuring 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 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.
  • Assist senior management in identifying and implementing improvements in the effectiveness of people, systems and working practices within the supply chain. Evaluate initiatives and manage the financial forecast process.
  • Provide financial analysis and decision-making support to Finance and Operations managers within the supply chain.
  • Undertake projects as required, including support to innovation of products.
  • Maintain the site's category plan tracker and providing commentary on its progress.
  • Review and presentation of weekly KPI reports and all associated routine reports.
  • Conduct and advise management on cost analysis and benchmarking both internal and external and act as a conduit between inter-site management.
  • Develop and prepare scenario cost model analysis to aid decision making process.
  • Preparation of capital investment proposals and payback review.
  • Lead the site annual budgeting process and assist operational colleagues in relation to operating costs and capacity.
  • Assist in reporting the impact of inflationary costs.
  • Ensure integrity in all product costings and factory process measurement, providing an objective, independent view and use of cost standards.
  • Carry out such exercises as the Group management may require from time to time.


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA/ICAS)
  • From a manufacturing (ideally food) or supply chain and logistics background
  • Strong planning skills and motivated to deliver a responsive, proactive service
  • Excellent and advanced spreadsheet and modelling skills

Job Offer

  • £42,000 - £48,000
  • Exposure to a large Group
  • Career progression and constant training and development opportunities