Assistant Accountant

22000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
16 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Advert
Are you passionate about developing a career within finance? Are you looking to further your study? Are you confident in analysing data and providing recommendations and guidance?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to operational finance across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Assistant Accountant to join our finance team based at our site in Hereford.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to operational accounting procedures and management accounting whilst working closely and building strong working relationships with our site operational teams.

Purpose of the Role:
As the Assistant Accountant you will provide support to the plant finance and operational teams with a range of financial administration, management accounting and the production of monthly, weekly and ad-hoc reports.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Assisting with the completion of weekly Operational & Financial reports and analysis
Supporting the monthly Forecast and annual Budget process
Ad Hoc activities as requested to support the provision of management information
Provide insight that supports operational performance improvement and financial control of the Hereford and Newent plants.
To provide support & assistance with projects
Weekly stock reconciliation and financial reporting
Coldstore reconciliation and investigate variances
Daily and weekly site reports in conjunction with operations team including, Yield reporting and KPIs incl. trends
Assist the Operational teams to track their Profit Improvement Plans
Tracking of weekly labour and overtime
Reviewing weekly packaging and ingredient wastage and preparing lost opportunity cost reports
Providing support and assistance with a variety of projects
Provide absence cover for the Operations Finance team as and when needed
Assist with or provide cover with PO controls and analysis
GRNI reports
Collate and present expenditure by department v budget to relevant budget holders / managers
Update, set up and monitoring of product costings to ensure costing process is timely and efficientWhat we are looking for:

Finance Apprentice or AAT part / fully qualified - looking to study for an Accountancy qualification
Strong numerical skills with the ability to deal with large amounts of data
IT literate and be comfortable using multiple systems
Excellent working knowledge of Excel eg VLookups Data Sorting, Pivot
Strong attention to detail
Self-motivated with a commitment to complete all required tasks
Able to meet deadlines and prioritise work effectively
Self-Starter, keen to develop business knowledge to facilitate improvement in processes
Sets themselves high standards and motivates others to work to themA little more about us
We are a leading supplier of chicken and turkey products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:

Virtual interview process
Daily temperature screening
Social distancing measures - including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
Face coverings required in all shared spaces
Increased cleaning regimes across sites
Virtual meetings and remote workingWhat's in it for you?
As an Assistant Accountant you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
33 days holiday
5% Pension
Group life insurance
Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resourcesIf you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer

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