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Financial Analyst

Pilgrim's Food Masters
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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We are Pilgrim's Food Masters, part of the Pilgrim's family since September 2021, (previously part of Kerry Foods) and we have a proud history of developing brilliant food for our customers and consumers that is enjoyed in millions of UK and Irish homes every year.

The wider Pilgrim's company employs around 60,000 people across the globe and we're one of the world's biggest food companies. We aim to become the best and most respected company in our industry creating the opportunity of a better future for all our team members.

Our Pilgrim's Food Masters portfolio includes famous brands that are some of the UK and Ireland's favourites, such as Denny, Galtee, Richmond and Fridge Raiders. We are the UK's biggest producer of prepared meals, making delicious chilled and frozen ready meals for every major supermarket in the UK. And our Accelerator business includes newer brands like Rollover Hot Dogs and Oakhouse Meals that target different consumer groups in unique ways.

We strive every day to make Pilgrim's Food Masters a safe, healthy and happy place to work for all of our 4,500 employees. We will give full and equal consideration to all applicants regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion and sexual orientation. Continuing to build a diverse workforce is fundamental to our business and we value the critical role it plays in creating a truly inclusive workplace.

Role Description

To provide analysis & insights through reporting to ensure the effective delivery of the Site and Chilled Meals strategy in line with statutory, Pilgrims and best practice standards. Ownership for the delivery of the cost of sales (crate costs, yields and PPV's) reporting for the business across 4 Factories.

Provide support to our business partners and assist in the preparation of timely, accurate, value-added information to site teams, including financial analysis that assists in operational decision making, and to proactively use information generated to challenge and influence local teams.

  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly journals, highlighting and providing insights to performance and highlighting ongoing opportunities/risks to the P&L and communicating appropriately to various stakeholders.
  • Prepare, distribute and provide insights into weekly reports
  • Balance sheet reconciliations & monthly review meetings, managing Risk and highlighting opportunities.
  • Provision of quality information and analysis of key financial data
  • Ensure strong internal controls are in place and maintained to mitigate business risk
  • Assist in preparation and presentation of timely, accurate, value-added information to site teams including financial analysis that assists in operational decision making.
  • Embrace a culture of continuous improvement

Skills and Experience

You will have an accounting-related degree ideally and working towards a recognised accountancy qualification. You will have strong analytical and numerical skills. Extensive knowledge of management accounting (preferably within manufacturing or FMCG). Proficient with Microsoft Office, Advanced Excel. SAP and Power BI experience desirable.

You will be a results-driven and ambitious individual with an attention to detail and an eye for continuous improvement. Excellent communication and influencing skills with an ability to build relationships across a matrix organization. Excellent analytical skills bringing brilliant financial insights to the business.

Why Join Pilgrim's Food Masters

Our values are at the heart of our business and drive everything we do. Availability is key as we are receptive and open and prepared to take on new challenges. Humility is important to us as we listen and respect each other and value opinions of others. Discipline is vital to fulfil commitment internally and externally. We need to be truthful to each other and respectful of other opinions, so Sincerity drives us. At Pilgrim's we focus on what's practical and important so through Simplicity, Ownership and Determination brings success. All these core values culminate into our vision which is: To be the best and most respected company in our industry, creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members
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