Site Financial Controller

Ref: SFD-H-S-22812
City/Region: Suffolk
Salary: Highly competitive
Apply before: Thursday, 15 August 2019


Situated at our secondary meat processing facility in Haverhill, the site financial controller will manage the site finance function, ensuring proper financial governance across the site. The post-holder will work closely with and report to the site director and central finance team, in relation to the financial impact of all commercial and operational matters. Overseeing the site finance team, closely supporting the site director and focussing on the achievement of best practice, benchmarking against other organisations, working to develop the site as a centre of excellence within Karro Food Group. Ensuring that within operations the reputation of Karro is kept in line with the company code of conduct.

Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with the site director and all functions
  • Liaise with other site finance leads to ensure best practice is shared and adopted

Strategic Planning

  • Work with the senior management team to develop and implement strategies for the growth of the business while improving the return on the shareholder's investment
  • Work with the senior management team to plan and implement working capital targets which will improve the cash flow of the business
  • Work closely with the site director in relation to the financial impact of all commercial and operational matters to ensure the maximisation of category performance

Financial Audits and Process System Maintenance

  • Reconciliation and auditing of financial control information, providing accurate information to internal site departments, business units and group management
  • Provide financial governance and control for all aspects of the site in line with the Karro accountancy manual and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Maintain true and accurate financial records and audit trails
  • Proactively seek opportunities for continuous improvement throughout

Budget Control

  • Work with the senior management team to prepare the annual budget and weekly forecasts to agreed deadlines
  • Work with the senior management team to deliver the agreed annual budget and weekly forecasts and when necessary provide analysis of variances from budget and forecast

People and Organisation

  • Motivate, train, recruit and select within the team for better performance and effective service, whilst also encouraging training and continuous development and that performance and development reviews are conducted in line with required timescales agreeing annual objectives

Essential experience:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or equivalent with post qualification experience
  • FMCG finance experience within fresh, chilled or frozen food
  • Progressive track record of successfully operating at director/controller level within a food environment
  • Previous experience of managing senior financial personnel
  • Strong IT and systems knowledge with a skill set to effectively implement financial software projects
  • Strong communication skills with the capability to communicate confidently internally & externally
  • Good team working skills
  • Able to work within an agreed established framework and cope with pressure, taking responsibility for decisions and owning the account plans
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to report accurately
  • Demonstrable skills of managing and developing a team
  • High levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical awareness
  • Determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks
  • Excellent analytical and numeric skills together with the ability to identify and interpret market trends

Preferred experience:

  • FMCG finance experience within the meat industry
  • SAP knowledge and experience

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 are a major UK food business, employing c. 3,000 people across 7 sites UK-wide, and generating over £600m+ of turnover every year. Karro is a leading producer of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats - we manage the entire production process "from field to fork". We supply our high quality meat products to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers around the world. Core to our beliefs as a business is continuous innovation; adapting our products and services to ensure we are an industry leading, forward thinking and flexible business.

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