Senior Financial Analyst

Job Description

Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group are sourcing for an experienced Senior Financial Analyst to join this large food manufacturer based in Milton Keynes.

Main Purpose of Role:

Act as an effective business partner to Ops, Commercial and NPD team, assist Operations and Commercial controller with analytical review, analysis, commentary and be part of key new business and improvement plan, focus on business process improvement.

Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.

With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

Key Accountabilities:

Year on year product standard costing and related changes supported by insightful analysis
Timely and accurate month end close along with relevant departmental commentaries, so what instead of what
Monthly material variance analysis with root cause analysis to drive corrective actions by operations
Be an effective business partner to NPD team, attend NPD meetings, understand new business wins & risks and deliver on related support
Act as a business partner to Factory Operations departments and attend weekly factory meetings along with monthly reviews
Prepare and distribute weekly operational reporting and related variance analysis including Labour
Customer promotions and SG&A spend forecasting and month end support
Drive and support continuous improvement for the NPD and annual standard costing exercise
Be an effective bridge between commercial and operations finance and wider teams
Support commercial finance analyst for key commercial projects
Support operations controller with ad-hoc projects
To support in the development and delivery of operation financial reports to local operation managers
To provide external reporting to National Statistics Surveys
Liaison with Financial Accountant re NPD/R&D tax claims
Engage with wider operations and finance team to provide ad-hoc support when needed
Holiday cover for Operational Controller and Senior Commercial Analyst
Ad-hoc finance and analysis support to wider finance team

Key Performance Measures/Indicators:

Accurate and timely Standard and NPD costing in the required format
Accurate and timely month end close with support commentaries
Accurate and timely Material usage variance reporting
COGS and distribution model delivery and related support
Preparation and distribution of weekly labour, engineering reporting including variance analyses
Produce operational and commercial KPIs and reporting in timely manner
Excel models maintenance and development to suit business requirements
Prompt completion and submission of National Statistics SurveysIn return we will offer you:

The opportunity to work with an inspiring, future led team within a company who value entrepreneurial spirit. People are our most important ingredient and we are proud of the fact that we develop our people for the future of our business.

For a full Job Description and to learn more about the role/company, please apply and one of our Candidate Managers will be in touch