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Plant accountant

  • Location: Wakefield
  • Salary: Up to £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Hybrid/Flexible Working
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Finance, Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Accounts
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 28 July 2024
  • Job Ref: DW40264_1719577178

We are currently recruiting a Plant Accountant for a leading Engineering business in Wakefield. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Plant Accountant is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the manufacturing facility. This role involves managing financial reporting, budgeting, and cost analysis to ensure the plant operates efficiently and meets its financial goals. The Plant Accountant will work closely with other departments to provide accurate financial information and support strategic decision-making.

Key Responsibilities:

* Prepare and analyse monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
* Ensure compliance with accounting standards and company policies.
* Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions.
* Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and periodic forecasts.
* Monitor budget performance and provide variance analysis.
* Identify areas of financial risk and opportunities for cost savings.
* Maintain and analyse standard costs for products and processes.
* Conduct cost variance analysis and recommend corrective actions.
* Support inventory valuation and management.
* Ensure adherence to internal controls and financial policies.
* Participate in internal and external audits.
* Implement improvements to financial processes and controls.
* Collaborate with production and operations teams to analyse financial performance.
* Provide financial insights to support decision-making and operational efficiency.
* Assist in capital expenditure planning and analysis.
* Utilise ERP systems to gather and analyse financial data.
* Develop and maintain financial models and reports.
* Support ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting requests

Ideally will be able to demonstrate the below experience;

* CIMA OR ACCA Qualified.
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
* 3-5 years of accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
* Strong understanding of cost accounting principles and practices.
* Proficiency in ERP systems and advanced Excel skills.
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
* Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 30 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment, finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications, we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.