Accountant for Manufacturing

05 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountant with manufacturing industry experience required near Maidstone, Kent.

Our client is part of a global recycling / manucturing group employing over 47000 staff worldwide. This role is based at their Kent facility, which has recently undergone multi-million pound investment.

The Plant Accountant will support the Financial Controller in accounting, analysis, reporting and control, taking full responsibility of key areas and will deputise for the Financial Controller in their absence.

Essential Requirements:

CIMA / ACCA Qualified (minimum passed Finalist)
MS Excel
Good problem solving skills, Flexible / adaptable / Organised / Proactive

Experience working for manufacturing company
Own means of transport

Month-end process including postings to SAP and HFM, ensuring that all data is input in accordance with the month-end timetable and in adherence to Group Financial policies
Act as a business partner - lead in managing site maintenance and projects spend; liaise with Engineering Manager and take a proactive approach to understanding and managing costs
Calculate product costings for stock valuation and margin optimisation
Capital Expenditure: monitor and report on capital expenditure. Maintain Fixed Assets register and perform regular physical check
Responsibility for Sales UK reporting and analysis
Operational reporting: ensure operations, management and Division information requirements are met with regard to production performance, downtime reporting and product costs
Key user for SAP and SAP BI
Review balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis; resolve issues
Calculate monthly energy accrual and payments for CCL and CPS
Variance analysis: ensure variances are investigated completely and costs are charged to the correct area. Enforce and maintain budgetary controls
Cost control: assist with cost take out reporting, identification of potential cost take out projects and implementation of cost take out initiatives
Budget and Forecasts: contribute to the annual budget, and monthly forecasting processes, providing information and managing input from other departments
Key controls are enforced for FMP/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
Answer financial queries and provide cost control guidance particularly with reference to cost reduction and benchmarking exercises
Complete annual tax pack and respond to queries
Government returns including data to support VAT return

The company operates a positive, continuous improvement working culture, offering excellent career prospects with a sustainable, environment driven recycling business.

25 days holiday + bank holidays - Private medical insurance - Company pension scheme; typically employee contributes 3% & Employer contributes 6%

Core hours 0830 to 1630. Some flexibility. Additional hours will be required around month end close

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