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Management Planning Accountant

Kubota UK
Thame, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Full Time
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Kubota Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of agricultural, turf, hay and construction equipment since 1890. With world Headquarters in Osaka Japan, and offices in more than 110 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Kubota achieved revenues over $16 billion last year (2020). Although agricultural equipment is Kubota's primary line of products, Kubota also produces a diverse line of other products including city wide water filtration systems, irrigation, piping, roofing, housing and large underground valves.

Our mission "For Earth, For Life" speaks to our sustainability commitment to the preservation of the earth's natural environment, while aiding in production of food and water supplies that are vital to societal needs as our world population continues to grow. That mission is realized each time a Kubota tractor harvests the land to produce life sustaining food, or our construction equipment excavates to transport water or provide shelter.

Job Purpose

Ø Develop and maintain the forecasting and budgeting process while applying effective cost controls

Ø Prepare and develop monthly and ad hoc analysis of financial information to allow the company to make well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, profitability and growth

Ø Establish and maintain management information systems to support management pre-empt problems,

Ø Adapt to changing circumstances and developments and improve value in all areas of the business, contributing to a robust communication process which is 'fit for purpose', covering both internal and external departments/individuals

Role Specific Duties

Ø To further develop and maintain a rolling forecast process which dovetails into the budgeting and planning requirements from Kubota Holdings and Kubota Corporation

Ø To develop, maintain and produce product margin reports and profitability reports and support the dealer development process

Ø Monthly marketing costs control reporting and budget and forecasting support

Ø To support the development of the profitability reporting for all Business Units

Ø To provide backup and support for month end and quarterly reporting to Kubota Holdings and Japan Head office

Ø Provide management reporting for decision-making, including project appraisal, evaluation and post-implementation analysis

Standards of Performance are Achieved When (KPI's)

Ø All duties and responsibilities are carried out timely and accurately

Ø Health and Safety standards are to the highest achievable level

Ø All procedures/processes are documented and published, to form part of everyday working practice whilst being constantly reviewed

Ø Departmental deadlines/milestones are met

Ø Continuing work to ensure that we are constantly achieving operational excellence

Ø Excellent teamwork/communication is achieved within the department and between other departments where there is interaction, thereby recognising the department reputation

General Role Responsibilities

Ø Provide the highest level of customer service in terms of general dealings with the customer and delivery performance

Ø Promote and maintain a high Health and Safety Culture

Ø Follow any company guidance, schemes, policies and procedures designed to improve the company's environmental performance, considering the environmental impact of all operations and activities you undertake

Ø Monitor and review procedures/processes (Inc. ISO, Company and JSOX) for compliance, standardisation and/or change enhancement so that they remain fit for purpose, ensuring that all are documented, advertised and adopted as working practices

Ø To ensure that all practices are conducted in a legal, ethical, confidential, and moral way

Ø Assist in the induction to the company and training of new staff

Ø Assist in the maintenance of a culture of continuous improvement

Ø To work with all employees to improve engagement and involvement

Ø To action all duties in a cost-conscious way whilst minimising waste

Ø Work in harmony with all other personnel and communicate in an open courteous manner with colleagues and customers

Ø Carry out responsibilities in accordance with Company policies and procedures

Ø Undertake any training necessary to carry out duties and responsibilities

Ø Maintain confidentiality at all times in relation to financial & product aspects of both Kubota and the dealer network

Ø Ensure that Safe Systems of Work and Standard Operating Procedures are in place, advertised and adopted, and remain relevant for each section of responsibility, reviewing as required

Ø To undertake all duties and responsibilities with the highest regard to health and safety of people, product and facilities

Ø Ensure that all procedures/processes are complied with, whilst assisting in the review processes as required

Ø Ensure all GDPR requirements are fully complied with

Ø Undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the level and responsibilities of the position

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


Ø SAP experience is essential

Ø Exposure to project management and process improvement techniques is beneficial

Ø Understanding of modern management information systems

Ø Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate & develop strong working relationships at all levels with both financial and non-financial management

Ø Intellectual with a strong commercial acumen

Ø Advanced Excel skills

Ø Can demonstrate ability to work independently, apply sound judgment and solve complex problems

Ø Experience in Business Warehouse would be preferable but not essential


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