Assistant Finance Manager

Methley, Leeds, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations' worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 141 years.

Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention. It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.

Up to £40,000 per year + annual bonus and excellent benefits package

Are you currently working in finance, part CIMA qualified and looking for a new challenge within a national household name?
As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family, with the sixth generation starting to join the company, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 15 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Our family of 5,000 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies’ to work for.
Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.
The Recipe

We are looking for an Assistant Finance Manager to join the team at our Wakefield Depot (Tuscany Park). The role will report directly to the Operations Finance Manager and will include the day to day running of the finance department. You’ll be supporting the Operational teams and will be seen as the go to person on site with regards to all aspects of finance such as weekly P&L reports, managing site finances, capital spend, forecasting and budgeting, spend tracking as well as managing 1 direct report.

The Role

* Ownership of core finance processes to deliver the weekly and period accounts for site and on behalf of other sites where applicable.
* To provide cover for and share responsibly for multisite processes with other Assistant Finance Managers at other locations.
* To ensure that the weekly/period/annual tasks that support the reporting of the accounts are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
* To act as a Business Partner supporting the budget holders on site and, where applicable, the wider Operations and Finance teams.
* Where there is line management responsibility:
* Recruit, motivate and develop the team to ensure that KPIs, deliverables and personal targets are met.
* Behave in a manner that ensures conformance to health & safety legislation, policies and standards.
* Play a key role in the annual budgeting and rolling forecast process.
* Deputise for the Finance Manager in their absence.

Essential Ingredients

* Coaching and mentoring: Help colleagues to develop on both a formal and informal basis and willingly shares own knowledge, skills and experience.
* Qualifications: Part qualified and a desire to study towards CIMA or equivalent qualification.
* Analytical and problem solving skills: An ability to interpret data clearly and concisely, clearly communicating and ensuring understanding of both finance and non finance colleagues. Strong attention to detail.
* Excellent communication skills: influential; articulate, helpful.
* Excellent relationship builder: Able to build relationships and influence across a range of non-finance and finance stakeholders.
* Proficient in Excel.
* Time management: Prioritises and manages own workload effectively.
* Decision making: Makes effective decisions around own job and the team.

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.
* A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
* Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
* Award winning pension scheme with company contributions
* Life assurance
* Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
* Continued investment in your personal development
* Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!
* Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do
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