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Assistant Group Accountant - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Accountancy, Administration / Office Work, Financial Services / Insurance
South Wales
Salary description:
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

Assistant Group Accountant

Role Purpose: As a key member of the Group Finance Team, the key purpose of the role is to prepare head office accounts, run head office payroll and support the group reporting activities.

Reports To: Group Accountant / Internal Auditor

Location: Cardiff manufacturing site. Travel to other sites & locations required, (usually to Hamilton, Salisbury, Sheffield & Rennes – France)

Closing Date: 06/09/2018

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Head office reporting
  • Maintaining ledgers for 6 cost centres
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Commercial costs - maintenance and reporting
  • Analysis of variances
  • Responsible for running the head office payroll for circa 50 people
  • Responsible Daily cash management (analysis of funds available & forecasts)
  • Responsible for checking and authorising bank payments for the Group
  • Assist with consolidation of Group Reporting
  • Administration of DC pension schemes (Aegon + Nest)
  • P11d preparation and submission
  • Manage purchase ledger
  • Budget, forecast, compilation for head office
  • Inter-company recharges and reconciliations
  • Life Assurance manage Group's scheme
  • Maintain the integrity of Motor insurance database
  • Maintaining contracts / lease / trademark database
  • Analysis and reporting of Group Legal fee monthly which involves liaising with other sites
  • Assist with internal and external audits

Skills and Experience

  • Part qualified or embarking on Professional accounting qualification
  • Skills to manage and prioritise workload effectively to strict deadlines
  • Hands on experience at payroll and maintaining nominal ledgers
  • Works effectively under pressure and has a proactive approach to work with attention to detail and accuracy
  • A team player who is able to communicate and work effectively at all levels
  • Initiative to work effectively in a quiet office environment handling sensitive data

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send us your CV and covering letter

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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