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Assistant Accountant

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 383468
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £22-30,000
  • Location: Bedale

Your new company:

It's easy to see why people are attracted to Froneri - a world class growing company.

People come to us for the fantastic career opportunities.  Our business is growing fast – and so is our need for talented and ambitious people to join us.  You will find Froneri the ideal company to bring out and develop your skills and your career.  And like most people who join us, you’ll probably have a great time while doing it.

Froneri is an ice cream manufacturer based at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire. The company has grown from being a small regional ice cream manufacturer to being UK’s second biggest, with brands including Rowntrees, Fab, Kellys of Cornwall, Oreo and Cadbury. R&R are part of the Froneri Group, with Head Office also at Leeming Bar. 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 and be part of our journey.

Your new role:

We seek to recruit for an exciting role within the UK Finance Team. The role of Assistant Accountant (UK) will report to the Financial Controller. We require additional resource in our finance team due to the continued growth of the business. We are looking for a bright, numerical and ambitious individual to join the team and the role will be based around the successful candidate, utilising their skills and experience

Duties and responsibilities may include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting in preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Assisting with weekly operational KPI reporting and sales reporting.
  • Preparing journals.
  • Month end overhead analysis and preparation of accruals and prepayments.
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Involvement with online banking and payments.
  • Assisting with maintaining the fixed asset register.
  • Preparing and checking information on a monthly basis for inclusion in the VAT returns and for submitting Intrastat returns.
  • Assisting in preparation of information for tax computations.
  • Ensuring compliance with the control environment/internal audit requirements.
  • Providing cover for other team members as necessary.
  • Assisting in ad hoc projects and administrative duties for the finance team.

As the ideal candidate you will have:


  • Strong numerical skills.
  • High level of computer literacy; good excel skills and experience of accounting packages, ERP system experience is preferable but not necessary.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Proactive mentality with an eye for detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • More than 2 years’ experience in a relevant finance role; FMCG experience is preferable but not necessary.
  • Accountancy qualifications (one of more of); studying for professional accountancy qualifications/AAT qualified/relevant Finance or Accounting degree.

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.
  • £22-30,000 salary (depending upon experience / qualifications).
  • Bonus scheme - based on company results
  • You will be entitled to 20 days holiday per year plus the designated 8 public holidays. This entitlement will rise following one financial year’s service as follows: year 1 – 1 day, year 2 – 2 days, year 3 – 2 days.

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