Operations Accountant

Ref: OA-M-N-43281
City/Region: Malton
Salary: Competitive

6-9 month fixed term contract

This is a really broad and varied operational accounting role within a rapidly growing and well invested business, delivering relevant, reliable and robust financial management information, driving improvements in process, reporting and controls. This will include both the "big picture" and detailed analysis of trends, issues and potential issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provision, analysis and interpretation of daily and weekly reports to enable business performance to be monitored and enhanced
  • Daily and weekly reporting of departmental labour costs and variance performance (incl. development of robust processes to ensure transactional accuracy and controls in the areas of variance and stock reporting)
  • Daily and weekly reporting of departmental incentive schemes incl. engagement with departmental heads and HR/Payroll
  • Close liaison with the management team to identify trends, opportunities and areas of under-performance in order to enhance the overall performance and profitability of the business
  • Encourage site profit enhancing initiatives and ensure that deliverables are achieved
  • Close liaison with site finance team (incl. cost accountant and work study manager) to ensure accurate product costing
  • Review of stock analysis and the investigation of variances
  • To support in promoting process improvement and cultural change
  • Involvement in the monthly accounting cycle
  • Input into the site weekly forecasting and annual budget cycle

Skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Understanding and experience of manufacturing ideally FMCG food industry with evidence of variance reporting
  • Strong excel analysis skills and the ability to demonstrate the application of logical analysis to manufacturing transactions
  • The desire to be hands on, and business partner and be visible on the production floor
  • Understanding of the FMCG industry, ideally food manufacturing
  • Experience of successfully managing tasks and projects through to completion
  • Computer literate, highly numerate and analytical
  • Ideally experience of working with SAP
  • Confident, competent, determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks
  • Reliable, conscientious, self-motivated and professional
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Effective planning, organisation and communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills and ability to influence solutions
  • Promotes a continuous improvement approach by continually challenging the status quo and driving standards forward
  • Excellent team working skills

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Competitive contributory pension

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 is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,000 employees over 13 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion.

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