Financial Controller

St Albans and Blackpool
16 Sep 2019
16 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Location: This can be based at either our offices in St Albans, Hertfordshire or our offices in Blackpool, Lancashire

Salary: Competitive Salary, benefits include a car allowance, family healthcare cover, a generous company performance related bonus, 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy an extra 5 days holiday a year), flexible working policy, company pension scheme plus lots and lots of biscuits

Contract: Full Time, Permanent 

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important bakeries based in Dorset & throughout Scotland.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured a long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired the Scottish Bakery Brand Paterson’s. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description - we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?

So let’s start with ….…

Why work as part of our Senior Finance team?

You will join a key strategic and forward thinking and progressive team, who are looking at new & agile ways in how finance can operate across a business in order to drive improvements and commercial opportunities.

You will provide support to the Board in general and the Finance Director in particular, using financial modelling, forecasting and commercial expertise, including working with the company’s owners, lenders, auditors and lawyers. This will include managing the accounting integration and consolidation of new group companies.

What does your typical day look like?

As Burton’s Biscuits’ Financial Controller you will lead a team which provides comprehensive, proactive and professional consolidated finance compliance and controls for the group, including statutory and an element of management reporting, budgets and forecasts (both long and short term). You will also lead the Blackpool-based team ensuring delivery of properly controlled processes and controls over all cash transactions (receivables, payables, payroll, treasury) and maintaining the integrity of key financial data (e.g. pricing).

Burton’s strategy over the next few years will result in this role being able to get involved in a number of exciting and career enhancing projects.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be considered for the post you will need to be already operating at a Finance Manager or Financial Controller level and leading a team is essential to be considered for this position.

Expertise in Statutory and Financial Accounting – IFR Standards, Consolidations, Treasury and cash management. Experience of financial modelling and strong excel skills.

Final part of the mix.

Due to the expertise required we would also need someone to have between 4-8 years PQE behind them and have experience of working in a company that is fast paced, used to managing change initiatives.

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.

You may have had previous experience in the following: Financial Controller, ACA, Senior Finance Manager, ACCA, Head of Finance, CIMA etc.

REF: 89173

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