Management Accountant job at Zenith People

Management Accountant

Posted 2 months ago

Zenith People have an excellent opportunity for a Management Accountant to join a Global manufacturing Company for their site in Sunderland.

Reporting into the Financial Controller, working within the finance team, you will assist with preparing relevant, timely and accurate information and analysis for management decision making.
Our client invest in their employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of the global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects.

The role responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation and reporting of the actual plant financial performance on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation of period, quarter and annual financial packs, including financial and operational KPI’s
  • Variance analysis against budget and standard costs – review and explain costs variances including material usage, purchase price, productivity, etc.
  • Analysis and interpretation of actual spends against budgets to ensure control of departmental spends.
  • Responsible for internal costing process, working with the Commercial department.
  • Initiation, control and reporting of capital expenditure projects and postimplementation appraisals.
  • Analyse product profitability against QAF
  • Foreign currency cashflow forecasts and preparation of currency hedging requirements.
  • Reporting and control of working capital levels and cashflow to plan/forecast.
  • Assist with the forecasting of the plant financial performance on a weekly and quarterly basis.
  • Assist with the completion of the annual budget and business plans.
  • Work with the internal and external audit teams to ensure compliance against all relevant IFRS
  • Maintain Sarbanes-Oxley Minimum Checklist Requirements (internal controls)
  • Involvement with continuous improvement (CI) projects, monitoring and reporting cost savings.
  • Maintain & develop bill of material (B.O.M) to support inventory valuation
  • Support quarterly and annual inventory counts including root cause analysis and corrective actions of variances.
  • Provide leadership for the finance team and support the SMT in absence of FC
  • Ensure a safe working environment and excellent housekeeping standards
  • Other duties commensurate to the role


The person we’re looking for:

  • Working knowledge of UK regulatory standards
  • Ability to work to meet strict deadlines and exceed under pressure
  • Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • Financial Degree/ AAT qualification Work Experience
  • Experience of a similar role within manufacturing preferably
  • Experience of working with KPIs and developing internal performance measurement tools – Both financial and nonfinancial
  • Experience of B.O.M’s and inventory control
  • Experience of auditing processes and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to deliver information in a concise manner.
  • An ability to analyse plant costs and provide data to demonstrate profitability status across multiple product ranges.
  • Tenacity, drive and an ability to work under pressure to achieve demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and relationship building, able to constructively challenge people within non-financial departments.
  • A positive demeanor with a keen interest in and developing staff.



  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities
  • On site gym
  • Canteen
  • My Staff Shop – exclusive discounts and savings
  • Referral Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Eye tests
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Exclusive car discount


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

Job Features

Job CategoryCommercial
Salary£40,000 - £45,000

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