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Group Systems Accountant

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 383400
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Bedale

Your new company:

Froneri is a fast-growth international business with a vision to build the world’s best ice cream company.  A passionate challenger brand, we are building the market through a focus on ice cream, delivering value for retailers and consumers.  Created in 2016 as a joint venture between PAI Partners and Nestlé, we are now the second largest manufacturer of ice cream in the world following three recent acquisitions which culminated in us completing the purchase of the Nestlé Ice Cream Business in the USA in January of this year.  We are present in over 20 countries with revenues of €2.6bn (2018) which is anticipated to grow to €4.3bn in 2020.  We now employ over 14,000 people worldwide.  This is a fantastic time for you to join the business at our Head Office based in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire and be part of our journey.

Your new role:

We seek to recruit for an exciting role within the Systems Finance Team.  The role of Group Systems Accountant will fit between the Group Finance and IT functions.  It will offer the opportunity for travel and to develop lasting relationships with key internal stakeholders across the whole of Froneri.  The core of the role will suit an ACA or CIMA qualified individual who has a recent manufacturing background to assist in the support, integration and development of Froneri’s chosen ERP system and other business information tools (JD Edwards, Cognos, TM1 And ThoughtSpot).   
Duties and responsibilities will include;

  • To support local countries, in compliance with the Group Finance Manual,
    • in the preparation of monthly management accounts
    • in the preparation of weekly KPI’s
    • in the preparation of weekly and monthly sales reports.
  • To provide service desk type support for the group wide Financial Reporting systems.
  • To assist in the continuous improvement of Business information across the Group.
  • To contribute to the continuous improvement of the end user experience in our Financial Reporting systems.

As the ideal candidate you will be/have:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with some industry experience (preferably FMCG).
  • ERP system experience in a controlling role focused around manufacturing and sales accounting (preferably within JD Edwards or SAP.)
  • Experience in BI tools (preferably Cognos, TM1 and ThoughtSpot).
  • High level Excel skills.
  • Proactive with the ability to challenge, improve and to implement ideas developed through experience and training.
  • Open to travel as part of your role – to allow you to get an understanding of the challenges facing our Country businesses.
  • Able to speak other languages would be advantageous but is not essential.

Benefits will include:

  • Leeming Bar is extremely accessible via the A1 and is a reasonable commute (under 1 hour) from Newcastle, Leeds, York and Teesside.
  • Competitive salary
  • 10% bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays.
  • BUPA
  • 2 X Life Assurance
  • A relocation package may also be offered to the successful candidate if required.

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