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Title:  Management Accountant

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Finance & Tax

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3UY

Müller offers you a long term career with a genuine market leader - We have an exciting opportunity for a Management Accountant - Milk Supply to join our Finance Team at our Müller Milk and Ingredients site in Market Drayton.   We are an entrepreneurial company where people love to work and make a difference.    Our competitive advantage comes through driving value through innovation and brands, scale, operational excellence and building a high performing international organisation.


The ideal candidate for the role of Management Accountant – Milk Supply would be an experienced CIMA/ACCA qualified Finance professional with who will be the Team Lead on month end processes and analysis of monthly results whilst giving support to the Financial controller on forecasting and budgeting and driving improvements in processes and controls.

Key responsibilities in the role of the Management Accountant – Milk Supply will include:


Financial Support:

  • Responsible for the Milk Supply P&L and balance sheet in SAP
  • Management of month end processes and analysis
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial data and supporting information is available to enable review of monthly reporting and future outlook (Budgets, quarterly forecasting and mid-month forecasts)
  • Management of month end process for farmer payments, trading activity and overheads
  • Monthly review of farmer payment and reporting to business for approval
  • Support the detailed budget and forecasting process for Milk Supply


Financial Process and Control:

  • Detailed monitoring of all actual results against forecasted to fully understand all movements (e.g. commodity prices, volumes)
  • Support the Financial Controller – Milk Supply, in maintaining overall financial control and managing the risks within the Ingredients area
  • Introduce appropriate checks to ensure accurate reporting
  • Responsibility for accuracy of financial data within systems


Management Reporting:

  • Preparation of supporting data for the Functional Review Pack
  • Support the budget and forecasting process and influence assumptions
  • Analysis of milk movements and flow through the business


Continuous Improvement:

  • Seek to identify improvement in the month end process and monthly reporting
  • Develop effective cross functional working relationships at all levels within the business


Business Improvement:

  • Support the Head of Financial Controlling - Milk Supply and Ingredients with analysis of business results
  • Support the Financial Controller - Milk Supply in business partnering the Ingredients Team


Key skills & experience:

  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA with a minimum of 2 years PQE
  • Able to manage a team of 5, strong team player
  • Experience of providing detailed and high level variance analysis
  • Strong IT & Systems knowledge including Excel and SAP
  • Detailed orientated and able to self-review complex data
  • Process and analytical orientated
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to visualise the whole picture and understand the importance of their role both within the department and also within the whole company
  • Knowledge of journal postings, balance sheet reconciliations and month end accruals
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a proactive and "can-do" attitude and comfortable working in a fast moving, high pressured environment with changing priorities
  • Both a team player and capable of working on their own
  • Excellent organisational skills with extreme attention to detail, able to self review
  • Analytical
  • Tenacious

The Process:
If you have the skills and experience in the above areas with a proactive and “can-do” attitude and would like to apply for the role of Management Accountant – Milk Supply, then we’d love to hear from you.  Please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk

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