Financial Accountant

  • Honey Lane, Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love. Today our coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including: Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia.

What’s it like to work at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup.

Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and support one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing across the globe. Your achievements here will get noticed.

The Financial Accountant reports to the Finance Manager. The role is responsible for overviewing and executing period end closings and quarterly reporting whilst maintaining strong business controls. The role supports the UK Retail and Professional divisions in Maidenhead (Hurley) and Banbury and also the Manufacturing Unit which is also in Banbury. The UK business has a €380M turnover and forms a significant part of a €5B global coffee business. 

Job Description

Closing activities

  • Liaising with Unit Controller teams to compile the monthly, quarterly and annual accounts ensuring that financial data is robust, in line with business objectives and statutory regulations and is submitted on time. Provide commentary for the profit and loss meetings on all accounts under the responsibility of the FEC.

  • Reporting: Responsible for ensuring that all balance sheet and P&L (as agreed with the MSUs) reporting is performed on time and accurately by the IBM Manila team in line with Corporate policies.

  • Preparation and review of journals.

Supervision of the GL Team:

  • Monitor performance of the GL team and offer advice / assistance when required to ensure standards are maintained. Timely escalation of any issues that are not being resolved.

Balance Sheet

  • Ownership and monthly review of the FEC Balance Sheet recs for Retail, Professional and Manufacturing prepared by IBM, including the supporting information.  Pursue all queries, corrections and adjustments with the relevant finance teams. Take action to resolve, challenge and provide commentary.

  • Setup of quarterly Balance Sheet rec review meetings with the FEC Finance manager & Finance Director for Retail and Manufacturing ; provide commentary and action points for circulation.

Audits

  • Collaborate with both internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with accounting standards and internal key controls, leading to clean internal and external audit reports.

Policies and Procedures:

  • Ensure compliance to existing policies and procedures both locally and by Manila. Drive and implement improvement to those policies and procedures and ensure that all internal control requirements are met.

  • Remain technically up to date with financial legislation developments that may affect internal or external reporting requirements. Share the knowledge with other team members to help development.

Qualifications

 

  • Finance/Accounting/Business Degree or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • Fully Qualified Accountant  (ACCA / ACA preferred) - wil consider newly qualified
  • Experience working in industry in the private sector, FMCG would be an advantage
  • Detail orientated with strong communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise own workload
  • A strong teamplayer yet able to work independently.

 

Additional Information

Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world.