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Management Accountant

Closing date
17 Jun 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

  • Responsible for the financial reporting and analysis of all manufacturing overhead costs for both the Skelmersdale and Cupar sites.
  • Ownership of period end reporting, ensuring that this is accurate and that all variances can be explained and reported in the appropriate column on the site template.
  • Business partner the budget holders, focussing on managing spend within AOP.
  • Attend and actively participate in the daily and weekly QCDM.
  • Ownership of the MOH AOP build, providing explanation for the year on year cause of change, and loading into TM1.
  • Provide data to support productivity projects.
  • Support Business Partner and SFM to deliver site financial priorities.
  • Ensure GCS and SOX compliance is adhered to at all times.

Position in Organisation
Reports to the Business Partner and requires stakeholder engagement to a wide cross-section of site teams, with particular focus on relationships with the budget holders.




  • Manage the manufacturing overhead costs for the site. Ensure that all costs are reported correctly and all variances vs AOP are fully analysed, explained and root caused.
  • Ensure that month end reporting for manufacturing overhead costs are accurate and all variances explained and linked into QCDM metrics where appropriate.
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for both sites.
  • Responsible for providing base information to feed into forecast.
  • Responsible for AOP builds in TM1 and SAP.
  • Ownership for ensuring that the correct inputs and commentary are provided in relation to cost KPI's in the weekly QCDM reviews.
  • Attend the daily and weekly QCDM, actively participate in these meetings and ensure that there is alignment on the cost KPI's between operational teams and finance, and providing coaching if required.
  • Use the outputs of the Daily and Weekly QCDM meetings to build commentary, analyse trends and partner the operational teams to improve future performance.
  • Hold regular budget holder reviews to ensure that costs are managed effectively.
  • Ensure GCS and SOX compliance.
  • Support the Business Partner and SFM with other work streams as required.
  • Provide cover for the Direct Costs and Projects Management Accountants when required.
  • Provide coaching, support and guidance to the Finance Admin.

  • Dimensions
    • Financial

    Responsibility for the reporting and control of an AOP spend in excess of £27mm for Skelmersdale and £15mm for Cupar. All major variances investigated and reported as deemed necessary. Decisions made on the accruals & prepayments at period end. AOP built and submitted in line with BU deadlines. Understanding of manufacturing accounts, BOM's, overhead recovery, including an understanding of the debits and credits behind these transactions. Ensure GCS and SOX compliance.
    • Non - Financial

    Build excellent relationships with budget holders, attend daily and weekly QCDM and actively participate to help drive results. Build relationships to be seen as an extended member of the on shift leadership team, providing challenge when appropriate.

    Decision making authority

  • Period close: Autonomous role, decisions on financial variances to accept/investigate against a deadline. Discusses position with Site Finance Manager and Business Partner prior to closure.
  • Inputs provided for forecast and AOP to SFM and Business Partner, must be confident to take ownership of inputs and ensure that these are correct.
  • Ensure GCS and SOX compliance.
  • Ensure that they attend QCDM meetings fully prepared with all information to enable questions to be answered during the meeting.
  • Ensure that they have enough knowledge about their site at all times to enable them to be the site financial representative during QCDM meetings and budget holder meetings, supporting them to make the right decisions.



  • AAT qualified (or equivalent)
  • Early stages of professional accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACCA)
  • Manufacturing accounting experience
  • Experience of working with Lean manufacturing (QCDM)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Drive for results/ability to work under pressure (role is deadline driven)
  • Ability to influence upwards to affect the results & progress of the action plan & AOP.
  • Communication skills to all levels


If you're ready to build a fantastic career with some of Britain's best-loved brands, bring your unique talents to our existing business and, together, there's no limit to how far we can go.

PepsiCo are currently the world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. We employ over 5,000 people across many different locations in the UK. Many of our brands are firm favourites for the nation – Walkers Crisps is the UK’s favourite crisp brand, Tropicana is the UK’s number 1 juice brand and Quaker Oats is the UK’s favourite oats company.


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