Chaucer Foods
November 18, 2022
Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom
Job Type
Reports To
Finance Director


Job role:                         Management Accountant

Based:                              Hull / Home

Reporting to:                    Finance Director Baked/UKFD

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Prepare monthly accounts for UKFD (Chaucer Foods Ltd)
    • P&L, BS, cash flow (SAGE 200)
      • Approve PO’s placed by assistant accountant on SAGE
      • Review all sales and purchase invoices posted to SAGE
      • Ensure all cashbook are updated
      • Add FX rates into SAGE
      • Manage external sales commission accrual
      • Month end journals
    • Enter into consolidation system ‘Prophix’
    • Balance sheet recs
    • Review
  • Production of monthly reporting pack and presentation to CFO, Group FC and Ops director
  • Assist with development of Assistant accountant
  • Manage the stock held in the US and UK and the stock at risk process
  • Group overheads
    • Liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure overheads are managed and understood
    • Monthly review
  • Weekly cash forecast
    • Prepare for UKFD
    • Review
    • Analysis to improve process and forecast accuracy
    • Submission to Group
  • Quarterly Forecasts and Budget
    • Prepare P&L, BS and cash flow for UKFD
  • Banking
    • Monitor and forecast cash flows
    • Requesting of payments
    • Authorise bank payments
  • Monthly VAT returns
  • FX management (for UKFD)
    • Forecast of FX exposure (quarterly update)
    • Review with Group FC
    • Hedge exposure in line with Chaucer FX policy
  • Year end
    • Manage the year end audit (for UKFD) with external auditors
  • JSOX
    • Understanding of the JSOX requirements and ensure these are effectively managed
    • Manage the JSOX audit for UKFD with external auditors
  • Projects and other requirement to support the business
  • Provide support and cover as and when required for Baked (Chaucer Foods UK Ltd)

Skills and experience:

  • Qualified ACCA /ACA/ CIMA
  • Good interpersonal skills – this role interacts with other entities within the group and other stakeholders (internal and external), building a good relationship is crucial.
  • Prioritisation – a number of demands in the role with challenging deadlines.
  • Strong commercial experience – need to be able to understand the numbers and able challenge and to be able to make sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Process improvements.
  • Manufacturing experience desirable.
  • Good technical knowledge.

Our Mission is:- 

  • To provide our customers with a consistent high-quality product and Service.
  • To develop our staff and provide secure employment.
  • To be successful in our business for the benefit of all.
  • To be professional at all times.
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