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Senior Finance Analyst

McCormick UK Limited
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

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Senior Finance Analyst
Peterborough, UK

Reporting to the UK Supply Chain Finance Director.

This role is responsible for providing data and insights for the UK Supply Chain organisation and to support the Peterborough plant with day-to-day activities, including the forecast and budget process, and undertake additional responsibilities as directed by the UK SC Finance Director.

The role involves close collaboration with supply chain local leaders, commercial and supply chain finance teams, as well as Center of Excellence (COE) Finance teams, to provide valuable performance insights.

- Partner the UK Finance Director on budgeting, forecasting, and month-end reporting as required.
- Manage period-end accruals, follow up on open purchase orders, and ensure timely settlement.
- Perform variance analysis during month-end, forecast and budget reviews and conduct findings with site stakeholders, monitor the implementation of corrective actions/plans.
- Act as the SOX Control owner for low-risk controls at the Peterborough plant.
- Ensure that inventory at risk for the site is adequately reviewed by stakeholders.
- Support periodic inventory counts to maintain accurate records.
- Assist the UK SC Finance Director with Activity-Based Costing (ABC) modelling and the annual standards setup process.
- Support products costings for the NPD’s (New Products Development)
- Handle ad hoc requests related to UK manufacturing.

- CIMA, ACCA or equivalent Accounting Part qualified.
- Experience in financial data analysis and reporting.
- Good technical aptitude including extensive experience with Excel.
- SAP experience.
- Spreadsheets, TM1, Power BI and Business Warehouse.
- Experience in Manufacturing environment - desirable
- Experience with ABC Costing and practical experience with cost – desirable.
- Personal leadership - self-motivated and goal orientated.
- Ability to work in a multicultural and multiskilled environment.
- Good communication skills.
- Able to influence others without formal authority.
- Inquisitive minded and creative thinking.

At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


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