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Associate Accountant

Employer
Premier Foods
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company description:

Premier Foods is one of Britains biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country. Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and You'll find them in 94% of British households.
At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome.

Job description:

We are looking for an Associate Accountant to join our team in central Manchester. As an Associate Accountant, you'll support the detailed review of cost centres to ensure accuracy and compliance. This role is important for providing financial insights and driving performance improvements.

To excel in this role, you'll need a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. We're looking for someone with strong Excel skills, including pivot tables, lookups, and IF functions. You should also be able to work to strict deadlines and prioritize effectively. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are crucial, as is experience working with diverse stakeholders.

You'll work with a team to review cost centres and ensure transaction accuracy. You'll investigate incorrect or unexpected costs and manage accounting for certain cost centres and balance sheet reconciliations.

Join Premier Foods for a company that values fresh ideas and continual improvement. You'll contribute to a diverse and inclusive work environment and have opportunities for long-term career growth with study support for the CIMA/ACCA qualifications.

The Key Requirements...
  • Ensuring the accurate and timely reporting to cost centre managers, including insightful variance analysis, commentary, Headcount analysis, risks, and opportunities.
  • Budgeting and forecasting for SG&A costs in liaison with cost centre managers.
  • Presenting consolidated UK Commercial performance to the UK Finance Director monthly and at each forecast.
  • Respond promptly to ad hoc reporting and analysis requests from cost centre owners and line manager.
  • Ensure data in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) matches back to SAP and complete all necessary analysis and checks.
  • Complete all Balance Sheet reconciliations on time and in compliance with agreed standards.

You will ideally have at least two years experience working in a similar role and be studying towards CIMA/ACCA. We provide study support so you can continue your studies. As an Associate Accountant, you need high accuracy and attention to detail, strong Excel skills with pivot tables, lookups, and IF functions, the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize effectively, and excellent communication skills with diverse stakeholders. You'll excel in this role, contributing to our team's success.

Your responsibility is to manage cost centres accurately and efficiently, making a meaningful impact on our financial operations. You're passionate about precise financial management and thrive on challenges. You want to actively contribute, grow within our organization, and fulfil your professional aspirations.

At Premier Foods, we enhance lives through food, nurturing our business sustainably for healthy growth. We aim to double our turnover by 2030. This opportunity is for motivated individuals like you who want to make a difference, be part of a dynamic team, and contribute to our success. We offer growth and development, commitment to excellence, and shared values that guide us daily.

The Benefits and Perks...
  • Study Support
  • Company Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme

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