Financial Analyst

Recruiter
Higgidy
Location
West Sussex, UK
Salary
£30000 - £35000/annum
Posted
28 Jul 2021
Closes
07 Aug 2021
Ref
2306894216
Experience level
Part qualified
Higgidy are purveyors of some of the finest pies, quiches and sausage rolls around (even if we do say so ourselves!).
From our humble roots as a small family business founded by husband, wife and their best friend (who are all still in the business today) we've grown steadily over the last twelve years and now boast a team of 330 permanent staff at our offices here in West Sussex.
We are now looking for someone to join our business as a Financial Analyst.
This role is crucial to manage the end-to-end product costing processes and requirements, ERP system manufacturing data maintenance (Bill of Materials, Routes etc) and maintenance/updates of standard product costs. You'll also be vital support for improving financial planning and analysis at Higgidy through the budgeting and forecasting process.
Your role will be key to maintaining financial control as well as understanding key operational cost drivers to support improvements in gross margin profitability for the business.
What will the Financial Analyst be doing?
* Delivery of timely, accurate & high-quality weekly management information & other regular financial reporting, with commentary that communicates the trends & challenges facing the business
* Identify, recommend, and action necessary changes to existing systems, processes, and ways of working
* Assisting process and product development teams during the product costing process to both ensure accuracy discuss potential improvement areas. This is with a view to taking over ownership of the full product costing process.
* Assist FP&A manager with ad hoc requirements such as budget/mid yr forecast preparations, operational analysis, process improvements, refinement of standard costs etc
* Maintaining the standard costing system (Manufacturing data within ERP system) - supporting product setup in the ERP system and reviewing/gatekeeping product costs
* Be key contact for logistics team - supporting understanding of cost drivers and assisting with cost improvement initiatives
* Key support for implementation & development of new business systems - ERP, Mestec factory data capture.
What are we looking for?
* Strong AAT qualified or early stage CIMA/ACCA part-qualified accountant with a proven track record in a manufacturing environment (food/FMCG manufacturing experience ideal but not vital)
* Solid cost accounting experience within a similar role - Previous experience within a manufacturing/ costing environment and ERP system experience
* Excellent software and excel skills
* Past experience working alongside departments outside of finance in a partnering capacity
* Ability to prioritise work under pressure and handle multiple activities - comfortable with a broad and varied role in a high growth business
In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, an online benefits programme via our Higgidy Hub, access to our Bupa Employee Assistant Programme, free on shift refreshments and access to Wi-Fi, as well as a generous annual leave allowance which increases with every years' service.
At Higgidy we think of ourselves as a big family and family is how we aim to treat everyone - therefore we strive to create a workplace in which people from all backgrounds are encouraged to contribute and succeed. Our aim is that no job applicant, temporary worker or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender and transgender status, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage or civil partnership status or sexual orientation

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