Management Accountant


To prepare, develop and analyse financial information for the Group’s subsidiary and Joint Venture entities, in order to aid and support managerial planning and commercial and strategic decision making, helping to secure future stability, growth and profitability.

To maintain financial policies and management information systems, as well as provide high quality support on all aspects of finance.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Financial control of a UK subsidiary to the Group and its wholly owned US subsidiary, as well as a Joint Venture partnership entity.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly and annual Management Accounts, including appropriate commentaries, for submission to the Senior Management Team.
  • Investigate budget and forecast variances, communicating back to relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversee and review timely periodic Balance Sheet reconciliations and to instruct the Accounts Supervisor of appropriate follow-up actions.
  • Attendance of the quarterly JV entity board meetings as required.
  • Monitor, review and develop accounting, asset and inventory controls, as required.
  • Construct financial forecasts and budgets for the Joint Venture entity, together with aiding the Head of Finance with forecasts and budgets for the overall Group.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly Corporation Tax payments on account and oversee other compliance or statutory submissions.
  • Liaise with company auditors and other external advisors as required.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the Dynamics Navision ERP system and other supporting applications.
  • Take the lead on projects (costing and other) specific to the subsidiary and JV entities, giving instruction to and liaising with the Finance Analyst/Technician, with a view to supporting commercial decision making and controlling costs / profitability.
  • Liaise with the Head of Finance and Group Accountant in the coordination of the Group’s foreign exchange policy, assisting with the day-to-day administration of related hedging transactions and managing the relationships with various external foreign exchange providers.
  • Interchangeable role with other Group entities if required, together with an element of commuting between two different manufacturing sites as necessary (Ditcheat, Somerset & Litton Cheney, Dorset).

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA member or actively studying finalist with a minimum of 2 years manufacturing/FMCG experience.
  • Standard costing experience and understanding is essential.
  • An understanding of cost/overhead allocation principles is essential.


  • Excellent communication skills (at all levels of the organisation)
  • Strong Excel skills (incl Pivot Tables, financial functions, dashboards)
  • Self-motivated, able to set personal targets, manage priorities
  • Enquiring mind, ability to review, challenge, analyse, problem solve
  • Strives for accuracy and attention to detail
  • Establishes best practice and resilient processes, with sound understanding of accounting principles.

Application deadline: 21/01/2022

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £38,000.00-£46,000.00 per year

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