Management Accountant

Culina Group
28 Mar 2019
29 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Management Accountant

Reports to: Head of Management Accounts

Location: Haverhill (regular travel required)

Group Overview

Following three years of accelerated growth Culina Group is now a £600+ million turnover business, employing over 6,500 staff, with a fleet of more than 1000 vehicles. Culina Group operates from over 60 depots across the UK and Ireland, serving more than 600 clients over its framework of chilled, ambient, contract packaging solutions and fresh and baked goods.

Company Overview

Part of the Culina Group, Culina Logistics – market leader in UK chilled shared user logistics. This was and still is the foundation business within Culina Group - is market leader in UK chilled shared user logistics. It currently has a portfolio of around 120 food and drink clients many of which are household names.

Role Overview

The Management Accountant will be responsible for providing a management accounting service to the Chilled operations including; management accounts preparation, budgeting, forecasting, decision support and ad hoc analysis. Regular travel to other sites will be required.

Key Duties

* Preparation (alongside the core Finance team) of the weekly and monthly accounts including in depth commentary and analysis on the performance as well as comparison to key KPIs

* To prepare to a tight deadline a management accounting reporting pack for the Chilled business

* To be responsible for the preparation of the yearly budget plan for Chilled

* Refresh the financial forecast quarterly to highlight expected performance versus budget

* Act as business partner the Chilled management team providing opinion, guidance and support where appropriate

* To undertake cost centre analysis as required as part of the month end process or on an ad-hoc basis

* To issue cost centre reports on a monthly basis or when required to cost centre managers

* Ad-hoc projects as required

Skills & Experience

• Fully qualified Accountant with at least several years post qualification experience

• A background including logistics experience preferable

• Must have a higher level knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.

• SAP or Cognos knowledge would be desirable though not essential as training will be provided

• Commercially and operationally astute

• Self-motivated and confident

• Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management


In return you will receive a competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Private medical insurance, life assurance, company pension and a company car.

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