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Management Accountant

Wigan, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Full Time
Management Accountant

Middleby UK is based in Wigan and is part of the USA-based Middleby Corporation. Middleby UK import Commercial Kitchen Equipment which designed and manufactured by other businesses within the Middleby Corporation to be sold into the UK market. Our product range is prominent in many national chains around the UK.

We are seeking an experience Management Account to join our busy team. This role is about financial and cost control, process excellence and analysis and presentation of management information. This role will suit a self-motivated individual who is able to work largely unsupervised and define their own work schedule and priorities. The jobholder will work comfortably alongside others at all levels, both within the company and the wider Middleby group. The person will be an influencer, with a positive, supportive and value-added approach.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Managing the finance department consisting of a Credit Controller and an Accounts Assistant.
  • To produce monthly management/financial accounts in a timely and accurate manner
  • Updating and modernising financial controls, processes, controls & procedures
  • Developing modern and effective MI/KPI reporting suites (delivering full visibility over business performance, efficiency, costs and revenue /profit streams
  • Budget process

o Take ownership of the annual budget process, developing the input tools for the business

o Collate and analyse the complex data from various sources within the company which feeds into the budget model

o Analyse and present the budget to senior management and to the wider Middleby management teams

o Prepare and present bridging analyses explaining changes in the figures from prior years.
  • Forecasting

o Continuously monitor all aspects of the accounts and provide adjustments to the forecasts where required

o Report on updates and variances to budgets and previous forecasts
  • Take responsibility of Cash Flow Forecasting and Cash Management
  • Working closely with auditors for production of statutory accounts
  • Variance Analysis
  • Sales and Margin Analysis
  • Complete VAT Returns and all HMRC/Government reporting.
  • Oversee Intercompany reconciliations
  • Take the lead on Capex activities
  • Liaising with departments across the business, to support them in managing their budgets and financial planning.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Qualified accountant, preferably CIMA

Working knowledge of Sage 50 would be desirable

Skilled in the interpretation of complex financial data, being an expert in analysing data using Excel, and most likely familiar with Access or similar applications. Equally important however will be the proven ability to present financial data to financial and non-financial people alike, at all levels of the business.

Adept at forming a bridge between Finance and the business to interpret and explain financial data and concepts

Display the ability to drill down to detail whilst understanding the bigger picture

A thorough understanding of management accounting principles

Will preferably have experience of working in a group / multinational organisation and be familiar with working to group reporting standards and deadlines.

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