Management Accountant

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
11 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time

The Management Accountant is responsible to provide timely and relevant financial reports, ensuring information from different sources (Cargill Business Services, Tax, Treasury, Financial Risk Management, Management Information & Decision Support and other functions) is available, consolidated and understood. The position holder is accountable for financial statement assurance, working closely with stakeholders to provide a small to medium sized controllers review package (CRP) a rigorous, analytical financial statement review. The Management Accountant will work with a team of other specialists. The position holder will be based in Manchester which produces sweeteners, wheat protein and alcohol for customers in the confectionery, brewing, drink, dairy, farming and bakery sectors

  • Responsible for the preparation of regular monthly reports of Corporate Finance, Statutory purposes and local management reporting
  • Accountability for the outcomes of all accounting and financial reporting activities for a controllers review package (CRP)
  • Manage the Annual Statutory Audit
  • Monitor relevance and accuracy of the different sources of information
  • Manage the monthly closing of the General Ledger ensuring the financial data accuracy
  • Estimate the final Annual Operating Expense preparation at month end
  • Assist in the yearly budget preparation
  • Review of Balance Sheet Accounts reconciliation
  • Maintain relevant RTR data
  • Manage the Intercompany accounting and asset accounting
  • Accountable for US GAAP reporting for the relevant CRP
  • To be a business partner, closely cooperating with commercial, supply chain and other business and project managers to understand the local business challenges and strategies
  • Ensure segregation of duties and robust controls are followed
  • Ensure compliance to Cargill policies and procedures
  • Respond to any financial questions or concerns from general management, FP&A, A&F, regional or global teams by explaining data related to local business reporting.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or qualified through ACMA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Proven experience with US GAAP reporting
  • Experience in capital management
  • Experience in Record to report (R2R) process improvement experience
  • work experience in a manufacturing/ FMCG sector
  • Proven ability to understand key business drivers and how to translate these into meaningful reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a culture of continuous improvement and process optimisation
  • Experience in working with finance shared service centres for RTR related work
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and control
  • Experience with Activity Based Costing is preferred
  • Experience with variance analysis statistical tools is preferred
  • Understanding of pricing transfer mechanisms is preferred
  • Be able to perform in a high performing team environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Understanding and experience working with JDE and or SAP, strong MS Office and Excel (pivot tables, V-lookups, graphs)
  • Resilient and agile
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in fluent English

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