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Assistant Site Accountant

Posted 3 April by Solutions Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

I am pleased to be recruiting an Assistant Site Accountant to join a global manufacturing business situated in Billingham.

Your core role will be to provide timely and accurate information of site performance and costs to assist the Site Accountant and the Site Leadership team in decision making and analysis. Your relationship building, influencing and analytical skills will be second to none, and due to the interim nature of this contract we require someone who is a fast learner and can work under pressure with minimum supervision.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Weekly/monthly site performance analysis
  • Complete and review site KPI’s
  • Complete accurate and timely product costings, understanding the drivers for change
  • Understand and investigate production variances
  • Provide constructive challenge to Manufacturing and Supply Chain and drive improvements
  • Attend daily/weekly meetings and assist in performance reviews
  • Attend Material Change Meetings & Factory Development Meetings
  • Attend Site Accountants forums & Central Finance meetings when required
  • Assist in site budget and forecasting
  • Overhead Cost center management
  • CAPEX tracking and forecasting
  • Identify opportunities to develop and improve financial processes
  • Assist in highlighting stock control issues
  • Assist with year-end audit
  • Maintain fixed asset schedule
  • Assist accounts payable team to resolve parked invoice issues
  • Balance Sheet Recs
  • Update JD Edwards with up to date bill of material information to ensure accurate materials ordering
  • Cover for the site accountant when required

The ideal candidate (knowledge, skills & experience):

  • Good eye for detail
  • Good factory knowledge
  • Good people/communication skills
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter
  • Knowledge of JDE a benefit (but not essential)
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word

Education minimum requirement/equivalent:

Qualified or Part-Qualified Accountant (ACCA or CIMA)


  • Management Accountant level experience or similar
  • Manufacturing experience (FMCG is essential - food is desirable)

Reference: 34810840

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