Commercial Accountant

Posted 23 February by REED
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REED Accountancy Bournemouth are currently working with a private manufacturing company based in Poole recruiting for a Commercial Accountant to work within their Finance Team. Please see full details below:


  • Provide financial support across the company for heads of department with budgets, spend and forecasting
  • Ownership of the budgeting, forecasting and month end reporting, including creating budget pack, monthly variance analysis and performance
  • Review and potentially enhance the weekly costing reports to include performance KPI’s in production such as throughput ratios, inventory turnover, return on assets, labour productivity, etc
  • Deliver robust and insightful performance and business information to the Board


  • Challenge spend to drive business efficiency
  • Review processes and oversee implementation of improvement systems and internal controls
  • Seek to improve management information packs to include monthly performance
  • Support the Group Accountant with month and year end process including liaising with auditors
  • Support CFO with any other adhoc requests
  • Provide holiday/sick cover for other areas of the senior finance team which would require the ability and willingness to process other tasks such as balance sheet reconciliations, treasury control and support the wider finance team


  • Lots of autonomy and the opportunity to really make your mark
  • Highly competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday, rising to up to 25 days with years of service
  • Discounted meat and Muscle Food Products
  • Staff social and charity committee with lots of fun events


  • Experience within an accounting role essential
  • Experience in FMCG and knowledge of meat production/processing an advantage
  • CIMA qualification desirable
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP an advantage
  • Strong/excellent excel skills
  • Knowledge of MS AX an advantage
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable with dealing with other areas of the company

Required skills

  • CIMA
  • Commercial Finance
  • Management Accountant

Reference: 38600682

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