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Senior Management Accountant

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Company Description

Part of the Culina Group, Great Bear is the flexible, agile ambient 3PL alternative. Great Bear is a key player in ambient 3PL, and through an extensive depot network including unique state of the art facilities at Port Salford and Markham Vale Great Bear serves established FMCG businesses.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for someone keen to work across multiple sites with various operational teams, having ultimate responsibility for the MI output of two small finance teams. Proven management ability, people skills, drive and a passion for management accounts are key to this role.

The successful candidate will need to show determination to find efficiencies and be able to manage multiple deliverables and stakeholders. The role is split across 3 sites with a main base in Chesterfield.

Key Responsibilities:

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced accountant wishing to further their career in a growing and diverse Group. The role will report to the Regional Head of Management Accounts, based off-site, and will work closely with the sites management teams to provide high quality P&L analyses, challenge and improve processes, and build relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of the customer contracts and key site cost drivers.

The role includes:

Manage and develop two small finance teams across three sites

Oversee and review the weekly P&L reporting and provide weekly costing support

Lead any new tenders as finance lead, providing financial information to support the business development team

Oversee and review monthly management accounts for all profit centres, providing support to team as required

Attend customer meetings as finance lead

Review and understand commercial agreements (a mixture of open and closed book) and closely work with the commercial lead to support any price reviews

Providing MI information to key stakeholders and developing a relationship with the senior operational team to improve efficiencies and profitability at site

Lead annual budget process and periodic forecasting for those P&Ls responsible

Invoice and credit control customers and update Company cash forecast

Understanding of key finance processes including haulier self-bill, customer invoicing, purchase ordering, petty cash etc., to name a few.

Numerous ad-hoc reports and project tasks as required from the Regional Head of Management Accounts or General Managers

Regular updates to Regional Head of Management Accounts and be a key member of Great Bear Finance/Accounts team


Key Technical Skills:

Advanced Excel

Qualified CIMA accountant

Key Personal Skills:

Excellent people skills and proven management ability

Very commercially minded

Experienced in management accounts and budget / forecast preparation

Ability to manage various stakeholder expectations and deliverables

Clear and succinct communicator at all levels

Good team-player with the drive to see tasks through to completion and meet deadlines set

An enquiring mind that isn t afraid to question and take initiative, looking for constant development and improvement of procedures

Experience in logistics would be beneficial

Excellent attention to detail

Additional Information

What you get in return:

Competitive basic salary

Competitive holidays


Private health care

Life assurance

Pension Scheme

Retail discounts

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a personable and growing business with plenty of opportunities and a great team.

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in and use to working in a fast paced organisation then click apply now and
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  • Job Reference: 662714837-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Great Bear
    Great Bear
  • Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent