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Title:  Management Accountant Business Partner

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Finance & Tax

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Management Accountant & Business Partner – Butter Plant




To provide financial reporting and stock control support to the Head of Controlling - Manufacturing, act as business partner to the site lead in Market Drayton, and ensure effective local operation of financial processes and policies.  To also provide support to the Severnside butter plant.


Butter Plant business partner to site lead


  • Report site financial operational performance and ensure accurate and clear reporting to the site leadership.
  • Review and drive improvements in site forecasting and performance metrics
  • Act as business partner to the local site manager, but ensuring independence is maintained at all times
  • Independently support line manager / senior manufacturing team in identifying and challenging local site performance even if this conflicts with local site business partner
  • Support the local site and wider manufacturing function to achieve their targets.


Compliance / Financial Control


  • Hold the fiduciary responsibility for all materials, and assets owned by the company on the site.
  • To develop, and maintain a system of financial control, that adheres to the company’s policies and procedures at all times, and which allows for the Fiduciary responsibility to be properly performed.
  • Ensure correct recording of all types of inventories (R&M, Milk, Ingredients etc) held on site within the company’s financial systems.
  • Ensure accurate recording of materials consumption within the company’s financial systems, and ensure the financial systems accurately report site usage, wastage and other variances.
  • Ensure all other costs incurred and income achieved by the site are properly recorded and reported in the financial systems.
  • Bridge financially the sites reported performance to the prior period and forecasts and ensure performance and variances are understood.


Costing / Reporting


  • Support Commercial teams with new Tenders by providing robust financial updates for product costing
  • Ensure adherence to group standard costing methodology
  • Manage and maintain the Bill of Materials and other product costing models for products manufactured by the site, and implementing updates of product costing models and BOMs to maintain their accuracy.
  • Close the books for the site each month and ensure the management accounts accurately report sites income and expenditures, and closing balance sheet.
  • To provide the site management team and MMI leadership with clear, timely and accurate analysis, and explanations of the financial impact of performance.
  • Drive and manage standardized financial based KPI metrics for the site and report these to the site management team and MMI leadership on daily/ weekly/ monthly cycles.



Other Responsibilities


  • Support ad hoc delivery of projects in conjunction with the site lead
  • Work collaboratively with other parts of the Controlling function and wider business
  • Work collaboratively with Financial Controller Severnside and the Central Finance team to ensure financial systems / reports are updated on a timely basis
  • Support to the Severnside Butter Plant to provide synergies and best practice.  Travel required as necessary to the Severnside plant.




  • Drive improved controls within site teams
  • Understand full site processes to enable accurate reporting of performance.
  • Drive change agenda from a financial perspective


Skills and Experience


  • Part / qualified Accountant.
  • Manufacturing background and understanding of manufacturing variances.
  • SAP user.
  • Numerate with strong analytical ability.
  • Intermediate+ user of Microsoft Office software, especially Microsoft Excel.


Personal Qualities


  • Self-starter with the ability to business partner
  • Needs to be a team player, but capable of working on own initiative, developing skills in new areas
  • Be able to demonstrate MMI core values in their role


The Process


If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this Management Accountant and Business Partner role please apply at



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