Finance Manager - Group Reporting & Management Accounts

Ref: FMGRMA-M-N-24183
City/Region: Malton
Salary: Competitive

Finance Manager - Group Reporting & Management Accounts

Responsible for developing a highly efficient, flexible and responsive reporting and management accounts team for the Karro group finance function, to support Karro business growth and development. To provide high quality technical expertise and play a key role in delivering accurate, relevant and timely financial reporting and a strong financial control environment for Karro.

The role will require strong relationships to be developed across the Karro senior operational teams as well as across the wider finance team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the reporting and management accounts team for the group.
  • Take the lead over other finance managers to ensure maximum efficiency and minimal duplication of effort
  • Create a vision and direction for the team to provide first class customer service, challenge the status quo and drive continuous improvement
  • Lead and manage the production of all group internal and statutory financial reporting ensuring accuracy, adherence to deadlines, technical and business relevance
  • Work with the tax accountant to ensure statutory responsibilities are met to a high standard and compliance risk to the group is minimised
  • Lead and manage the production of central and IT accounts and reporting and partner with the central functions and IT to ensure accuracy and production of actionable insight
  • Lead and own the production of the group insurance renewal, working closely with site and operational finance teams
  • Manage the group's finance strategy with the sites, assisting in development of accounting and financial policy and undertaking centralisation where appropriate to allow sites to focus on commercial value add
  • Focus on controls, in particular act as custodian for the group balance sheet ensuring integrity and assist in ensuring risks and opportunities are managed
  • Day to day lead for the external audit, managing the relationship with the audit team and other professional services providers as required
  • Proactively maintain an awareness of the needs of the operation and liaise with IT to ensure financial systems and processes provide first class service to the business
  • Lead acquisition integration for the team
  • Deputise for the group financial controller where business needs require
  • Ad hoc projects as required

Skills and experience:

  • ACA (+ post qualification experience either within practice or industry)
  • Some audit experience preferable
  • Flexible, able to consistently meet deadlines whilst remaining consistently motivated and focused on delivery
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Can work proactively either independently or as part of a team
  • Proven experience of being able to manage and develop a large team. Focused on employee development. Enables others to reach their full potential, motivates and inspires others to achieve
  • Able to delegate effectively
  • Provides appropriate solutions to problems, with proven experience of decision making
  • Appreciates the concept of materiality together with the benefit of detail
  • Appreciates an excellent control environment and consistently aims for improvement
  • Proactive and demonstrates initiative, whilst maximising opportunities for improvement
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships quickly and effectively
  • Objective, maintains unbiased approach and displays integrity at all times
  • Excellent communicator able to adapt style to suit situations

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.

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