Finance Manager

Karro Food Group
North Yorkshire, UK
18 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The finance manager will have overall responsibility for the management of the finance, business support and administration functions for the agriculture business.

**Key responsibilities:**

* Work closely with the finance director, agricultural management teams and management accountant with the aim of providing timely and accurate information as required by the group and agriculture management teams
* Ensure weekly and monthly profit and loss reporting is completed accurately and on time, as per group reporting deadlines
* In conjunction with the agriculture management team, prepare the site budget and communicate to interested parties at site and group level
* Report to site and group management teams on variances from the established budget and reasons behind such variations
* Interpret and communicate essential financial data to non-financial managers
* Manage the capital expenditure process, preparing requests, forecasting requirements and managing the process through to point of order
* Prepare periodic financial statements, including budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries
* Design, implement and/or monitor a system of controls that ensure financial information is complete, accurate, timely and efficiently reported within the finance systems
* Facilitate and manage the preparation of year end statistics
* Act as point of contact for the auditors and tax advisers, including year-end inventory procedures for agriculture
* Carry out monthly balance sheet reconciliations
* Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
* Ensure all business contracts and agreements relating to the agriculture operation are reviewed and updated as required
* Manage the finance function including KPI reporting for the agricultural feed mill
* Support and motivate the agricultural team, promoting an environment of co-operation and offering financial and administrative support to all parts of the business
* In conjunction with HR, to oversee the training and development of the agricultural finance and administration team
* Adopt and communicate a positive culture towards health and safety
* To undertake any additional tasks or projects, as required either by the agricultural management teams or the finance director

**Skills and experience: **

* A relevant qualification ACA ACCA, CIMA or QBE
* Experience in a similar management role and an agricultural environment would also be an advantage
* A working knowledge of SAP, together with excellent Microsoft Office skills including advanced Excel
* Excellent communication and team working skills at all levels in the business
* Excellent resource management skills
* Ability to convey financial information and understanding to non-financial managers
* Well organised and self-disciplined, able to work to tight deadlines
* Ability to manage their own workload, delegating tasks where appropriate
* Methodical and analytical thinker, with strong financial acumen
* Strong negotiation skills base
* Able to work unsupervised, exercise judgement and take responsibility and make decisions in the absence of the finance director
* Determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks, together with the drive to improve efficiencies

**Benefits include:**

* Competitive salary
* 5.6 weeks holiday per year
* Competitive Contributory Pension
* Life Assurance Scheme funded by Karro
* Management bonus scheme
* Private medical

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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