Stock Accountant

Stock Accountant

Closing date: 12 Feb 18
Salary: Competitve
Location: Newbury
HR Contact: HR Team

At English Provender Company, we have many aspects to our business including collaborating with major retailers creating innovative products and ranges for consumers and providing manufacturing customers with delicious flavours to enhance their products. And let’s not forgot our own top selling English Provender branded chutneys, pickles, curds and condiments, Very Lazy kitchen short cuts and “all profits to charity” Newman’s Own brand that we exclusively produce.

As Stock Accountant you will report into the Head of Finance where you will lead the stock control team in the performance of their roles in validating and helping maintain stock accuracy, minimising of losses, reporting of relevant stock information to other departments and to act as the Finance interface between Supply Chain, Technical, Production, Warehouse and Distribution.

Responsibilities/Key Tasks:

  • Ensure that stocks held at third parties are properly reconciled, losses identified, accounted for and claimed back from the third party where appropriate.
  • Management of stock provision levels
    • Preparation of the monthly stock disposal cost file and stock adjustments files and setting and managing KPI’s for distressed stock.
  • Weekly stock reconciliations and in depth usage analysis
    • Review of the Material Usage Variance Report, highlighting and root cause analysis of significant variances, monitoring of corrective actions and ensuring that these work consistently.
  • Ensure proper performance of the perpetual inventory, weekly and monthly counts and driving the corrective action plans
    • Setting the stock take plan - intervals and dates
    • Review and updating of stock take procedures
    • Ensuring stock take preparation is adequate and that key control requirements are met.

Team Development

  • Lead, motivate and develop the stock control team to ensure an effective working environment, fostering expert knowledge, harnessing employee commitment, manage resource flexibility and consistently drive high performance.

Candidate Requirements

  • Must be CIMA/ACCA part qualified
  • Minimum 2 years PQE
  • Minimum 12 months FMCG experience
  • Held position of Finance manager/financial controller within a medium to large organisation

The Stock Accountant is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, based at our Newbury site. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, life assurance, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, access to healthcare cash plan and 31 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with years of service.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act, all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview.

English Provender Company recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.



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English Provender Company Ltd,
Registered in England: no 2593588

Registered office at:
Cunard Building
Water Street
Liverpool L3 1EL rrr

T. 01635 528800