We know about food!

Pilgrim’s Lamb is the UK’s leading food solutions business, supplying all major food retailers, wholesalers, and foodservice companies with a wide range of quality meat products. If you have an appetite for more, this could be the role for you.

Delivering business success through our people

We are currently recruiting for an Account Manager to join our Finance team in Andover as a key member of the site’s leadership team.

The Account Manager will be an active member of the senior management team and responsible for all areas of finance on site, including managing and developing the finance team, reporting and understanding accurate accounts, and working closely with the operations and commercial teams.

Your day-to-day duties will include:

Manage and develop the onsite finance team, ensuring complete understanding of the processes.

Own all aspects of site financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders, to a high standard and within required timeframe.

Ensure accurate weekly and monthly P&Ls, with commentary and insights.

Responsible for checks and reviews of all the account entries on SAGE.

Responsible for preparing and reviewing the annual budget (P&L and GAPs well defined goals shared and agreed with the team)

Complete variance analysis of site operational and commercial performance against benchmarks

Ownership of the site’s balance sheet, including completing monthly reconciliations and ensuring the safeguarding of the company’s assets.

Work with the central audit teams to ensure compliance with internal finance controls and SOX controls.

Manage daily and weekly KPIs for the site.

Support and challenge spending control on site, including yield, labour and overheads.

Accountable for the site costing for both standard costing and tenders or new product development

The successful candidate will be expected to lead by example their team advocacy and support for all elements of the Pilgrim’s Quality and Food Safety Conduct. This will involve active participation and promotion of Q&FS agenda through the provision of suitable and sufficient levels of resource.

The skills we are looking for:

Qualified Accountant (CIMA preferred)

Driven and motivated person, with the desire to “be the best”.

Having a proactive, energetic approach and the ability to deliver change.

Operating in a similar role within manufacturing/FMCG business

Demonstrating excellent people and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the business.

Team player with experience in managing teams.

Being able to demonstrate expertise in all areas of commercial and operational finance.

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with Microsoft PowerPoint

If you feel like you have the skills mentioned above, would like to take on a new challenge and would like to be part of our growing Finance team, please apply with your CV today.

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