Plant Accountant / Assistant FC

Page Personnel Finance
£35000 - £40000 per annum
07 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

12 - 18 Month Contract (Plant Accountant - Assistant Financial Controller)

Client Details

Support FC in accounting, analysis, reporting and control; taking full responsibility of key areas. Deputise for FC in his absence.


  • Manage the month-end process including postings to SAP, ensuring that all data is input in accordance with the month-end timetable and in adherence to Group Financial policies.
  • Take the lead in managing site maintenance and projects spend; liaise with Engineering Manager and take a proactive approach to understanding and managing costs
  • Calculate product costings for stock valuation and margin optimisation
  • Responsibility for product Sales UK reporting and analysis, including cross-business area transfers for sales and working capital.
  • Operational reporting: ensure operations, management and Division information requirements are met with regard to production performance, downtime reporting and product costs.
  • Key user for SAP and SAP BI
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis; resolve any issues that arise.
  • Capital Expenditure: monitor and report on capital expenditure, ensuring Group policies adhered to. Maintain Fixed Assets register and perform regular physical checks.
  • Calculate monthly energy accrual, cross check invoice and obtain authorisation to ensure posted and paid in time to comply with Energy Supply Agreement
  • Variance analysis: ensure variances are investigated completely and costs are charged to the correct area. Enforce and maintain budgetary controls.
  • Cost control: assist with cost take out reporting, identification of potential cost take out projects and implementation of cost take out initiatives.
  • Budget and Forecasts: contribute to the annual budget, and monthly forecasting processes, providing information and managing input from other departments as required.
  • Ensure that key controls are enforced for FMP/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Liaise with Departmental Heads to answer financial queries and provide cost control guidance particularly with reference to cost reduction and benchmarking exercises.
  • Complete annual tax pack and respond to queries thereon.
  • Government returns including EC Sales Listing and Intrastat
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Financial Controller.


  • Advanced Excel
  • SAP (not Essential)
  • PQ CIMA or QBE

Job Offer

A competitive salary and benefits

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