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Manufacturing Management Accountant

Blue Spark
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Other Job Function, Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

With a goal to delight customers and consumers alike this continually growing food business supply major retailers and food service all over the world with high quality products. They are now seeking a proactive and skilled Manufacturing Management Accountant to join their team.


The Role

Reporting to the Operations Financial Controller you will work within the operations team and be responsible for preparing, analysing and reporting the performance of the factory financials against business budgets and targets. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and updating the internal database used to calculate standard product cost for every product manufactured on-site
  • Calculating weekly results of production quantities for the factory, comparing these to actual and standard usage and analysing any variances to provide insight to assist in the efficient management of the production process
  • Producing monthly factory P&L accounts, evaluating accounting data from SAP and completing with month end accruals, prepayments and recharges as required
  • Generating the factory budget and reforecasts, reporting to key members of the production leadership team and group finance
  • Driving efficiency and implementing continuous improvement initiatives as you develop reporting processes to support management of the factory and its outgoings.


The Person

We are looking for an accountant with a head for numbers and a predilection for finance, ideally with an accounting qualification. Crucially you will have previously managed budgets within a food manufacturing business. You will have experience with continuous improvements and will an excellent commercial acumen.

An effective communicative ability to work with individuals at all levels is essential in order to explain and present financial information to inform and assist production management. You will have highly developed analytical skills and will be able to show how you have supported and influenced positive business decisions in the past. You will be a results driven self-starter with the ability to extract, manipulate and analyse data from Excel and Access, plus a good working knowledge of I.T packages including SAP FICO.

If you are looking to apply your finance skills to a growing FMCG business, then apply today or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737 / 07700 137 110.


Ref: F6742


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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