Management Accountant

Macgregor Black
Chippenham, UK
Competitive salary
16 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021
Experience level
Newly qualified
Management Accountant

Do you have operational experience within a fast pace financial setting?

Do you have a minimum of 3 years practical experience within a similar position?

Are you able to produce analytical reports and provide accurate accounts for presentation to the board?

MacGregor Black are partnering with a Leading Chilled Food Supplier on the search for a Management Accountant. This is a permanent role based in Chippenham.

As the Management Accountant you will be pivotal in managing and enhancing profitability of the established business, whilst driving the growth of the business through distribution and new product innovation. The ability to support the development and embedding new processes and systems and support people in the business through that change is of critical importance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the product management reporting process including the delivery of adequate controls and accuracy and timely and relevant management information.
  • Month end process including ledger reviews, accruals and prepayments and P&L creation, as well as balance sheet reconciliations and preparation and presentation of commentary for post month end business reviews
  • Responsibility for timely and accurate reporting and reconciliation of stock across all classes of product, packaging and other ingredients
  • Responsibility for set up and maintenance of all product costings for new and existing product costings including all material and non-material costs
  • Delivery of concise and clear analysis of drivers of performance including price, volume mix analysis of margin at a customer and product level
  • Analysis of variances to standard cost across the business, across materials price, utilisation and labour, and responsible for working with the operations teams to reduce standard cost
  • Co-ordinate with the operations analyst to reconcile weekly production reporting with monthly management accounts
  • Responsible for working with stakeholders to forecast and manage business unit costs directly attributable to the operations, including the identification of cost saving opportunities and efficiencies
  • Responsible for in year forecasting and annual budgeting
  • Responsible for working with business unit stakeholders to complete appraisals on proposed investments, forecast potential capex accurately, and ensure proper approvals and tracking of spend is undertaken
  • Embedding of transformation in operations and finance to achieve the above through the development of people, systems and processes. Driving of new initiatives to achieve continuous improvement and allow finance to keep pace with the growth of the business

What are we looking for?

  • Newly qualified or part-qualified management accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • Proven experience in management accounting, preferably from an operational background
  • Confident in working with business stakeholders across operations, sales and at exec level, and an understanding of how to present with clarity
  • Able to demonstrate good financial modelling and analytical expertise
  • Track record of supporting and embedding change, including system change, in finance and related functions to drive greater clarity and speed of reporting and forecasting

Salary on offer is up to £40k + Benefits

Please contact Carl Maw today for further information

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