Finance Manager – Bottling Operations
Rutherford Cross
Published
May 24, 2024
Location
Mainly Catrine – some travel to Alexandria required, United Kingdom
Category
Default  
Job Type
Region
- Ayr
Sector
Industry and Commerce
Specialism
Commercial Finance

Description

The Company

Loch Lomond Group is an independent premium drinks producer with a global reach in 120 countries worldwide and an enviable reputation for some of the most exciting and innovative brands in the premium drinks sector.

Our goal is to create and build amazing brands with quality and premium products at the heart of them and bring them to the world through exciting partnerships and through our global network of distributors.

 

Position Overview

Reports to: Head of Financial Reporting

The position has been created to strengthen the company’s financial performance and control around the operational elements of the business as it continues to grow. The post-holder will work as part of a small but highly performing finance team, and will be working closely with the operation teams focussed mainly on the Catrine site. This position will require an individual who is hungry to learn and take on additional responsibility.

The organisation represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated accountant who wants to work in a high growth drinks business. In addition, the business will provide a firm career platform with good opportunity for personal and professional development, as well as the mandate to shape and define how the role evolves. The company is agile in its approach and is very receptive to recommendations, resulting in great autonomy for the post-holder.

The main duties and responsibilities will involve:

  • Work with the Head of Financial Reporting to produce monthly financial reporting & management accounts for the group assuming responsibility for assigned cost centres including preparation of monthly management accounts, budgeting and supporting budget holders with forecasting
  • Provide in depth analysis of trends in production, stock and other operational variances, and providing solutions to minimize cost or maximise efficiencies where possible
  • Support the production/supply chain management team by providing financial analysis to enable informed decision making on anything involving costs or efficiency
  • Aid in the development of systems, controls and processes, ensuring a robust environment as the business continues to grow
  • Develop technical awareness and expertise in all areas of financial control (including stock and credit control) to enable the support and delivery of financial reporting, including leading the training of non-finance teams and new joiners
  • Support the development and on-going maintenance of the Group Finance Controls, ensuring documentation remains up to date and reflects the changing business needs and regulatory environment
  • Support the Head of Financial Reporting in systems development and projects as required
  • Assist with year-end and month end processes as required
  • Ad-hoc project work as and when required

 

The Individual

The position incorporates a wide range of responsibilities requiring a confident individual with strong interpersonal skills and an operational accounting background. The individual will have experience of working in an operational environment and will have a self-starter to ensure the successful growth of this role. It is likely that the successful candidate will have previous Management Accountant/Business Partner experience. The role encompasses a broad range of duties and therefore requires an individual who is prepared to be flexible to the business’ needs.

A summary of the key candidate requirements are as follows:

  • Part-Qualified or Qualified accountant, ICAS, ACCA or CIMA, will consider applications from qualified by experience candidates
  • Strong operational foundation in accounting
  • Previous FMCG/manufacturing experience preferred but not essential
  • Confidence and strong interpersonal skills, especially when interfacing with senior management and internal/external stakeholders
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage deadlines and prioritise effectively
  • Energy, drive, tenacity, professionalism and commitment
  • Strong IT skills, excellent MS Excel skills are essential.
  • Ability to work well in a team, but also capable of taking ownership for the delivery of specific tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

Salary: 

  • £Competitive + Annual Bonus

Additional Benefits:

  • Up to 15% bonus
  • Pension with 5% EE & ER contribution
  • 25 days annual leave with the ability to buy/sell 5 days leave, plus 9 statutory holidays
  • There is scope for the right candidates to be given study support toward professional finance or HR/payroll qualification
  • Flex Friday – finish at 2 pm on a Friday (subject to a manager's approval)
  • Westfield Health Cashback plan – money back on a range of healthcare treatments plus online GP and doctor second opinion service
  • Access to discounts at several large retailers, restaurants and online hotel booking sites
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Confidential counselling line for mental health issues
  • Access to advice on legal issues via a confidential support line
  • Subsidised flu jabs
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