Financial Accountant - 3-month contract

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality. 

Job Description

 An excellent opportunity has arisen to join an expanding FMCG business in the Accounting team with responsibility for adherence to global Accounting & Control best practice and policies, statutory accounting and systems and process optimisation. There will be a strong emphasis on multi-site working to maximize shared service centre opportunities and an expectation to thrive in a genuinely dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Role for three months, supporting finance activities for key supplier:

  • Setting up and owning the monthly reporting cycle and cost reporting
  • Reconciliation of monthly cost statement and cash position
  • Working with the Service Manager to ensure any queries and/or issues identified are quickly resolved
  • Ensure correct cost categorisation across brands
  • Propose monthly accruals as required
  • Co-ordinating incoming invoices and working with Budget Holder to ensure timely approval and approval within delegated authorities

Other finance activities not related to the key supplier:

  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Control Self Assessment Support
  • Review of Intercompany Recharges


Essential: Experience/Exposure

  • Part Qualified or recently qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Strong Excel skills
  • SAP (or similar ERP system) experience is desirable
  • Experience of working in a multi-site environment

Essential: Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic team player who will collaborate effectively with Finance team and 3rd party partners
  • Clear and concise communicator, both in writing and verbally
  • Analytical with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to critically review, challenge and improve business processes and ways of working
  • A dynamic self-starter who is both proactive and results orientated
  • Personal fit with the Company's culture & values:

Win as a Team
Act boldly, move quickly
Grow and inspire
Play to win
Do the right thing all the time

Additional Information

What will you get from us?

  • Competitive Package 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Dental Cover
  • Pension
  • 1st Class Training and Development
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