Senior Operations Accountant (perm)

Michael Page Finance
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£40000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
Dec 16, 2021

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Job Role
Management Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
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Job Details

The Senior Operation Accountant is actively engaged with the control, planning and deployment of financial resources, ensuring that resources acquired are put to efficient operational and strategic use, challenging performance, together with ensuring that risks are identified, minimised and liabilities controlled.

Client Details

Renowned FMCG organisation


  • Assist to ensure weekly and period end accounts are prepared and communicated to the Centre in the appropriate format.
  • Provide business partner support to the site management team, ensuring site targets are achieved and that changing business requirements are met
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely budgets and forecasts
  • Provide budget holders with overhead information for effective review of value and control
  • Budget holder reviews
  • Review of site performance
  • Support the continuous development and implementation of relevant business measures to meet the needs of the site.

  • KPI development and management

  • Effectiveness of reporting material, ingredient, packaging and labour utilisation
  • Stock volumes / values / ageing / days
  • Appropriate accruals and prepayments
  • Asset verification as required
  • Work with site FC to drive improvements in factory efficiency by interpreting production information into operational action plans


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, influence through persuasion
  • Strong organisational and management skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust, and respected financial judgement.
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritise effectively and to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise independent professional judgement within an overall business context.
  • Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to meet and establish deadlines.
  • 5+ years of experience, manufacturing, and food desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and all Microsoft applications.
  • Professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience of Navision and BI solutions is an advantage.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express opinions clearly and the and ability to translate financial matters and communicate to non-financial management is essential.

Job Offer

Salary - £40,000 - £50,000

Hybird Working offered.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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