Production Accountant



The principal activity of the company is that of rearing, processing and marketing live food and food related products. It operates two factories situated at xxxxxx, Derbyshire and Wales. It also operates its own hatchery and farms.


The Production Accountant reports directly to the Financial Director together with an operational reporting line to the Production Director, the main responsibilities being as follows:


·        Overview

v     Production of management information and accounts for the factory.

v     Provide support to the Financial Controller, Production Director, Site Manager and site management team.


·        Detail

v     Supervision of day to day activities of the factory accounting function.

v     Work closely with the Site manager and provide financial and commercial support and training.

v     Preparation of accurate weekly management accounts including sales, purchases, stocks, expenses and KPI’s

v     KPI’s

v     Margin reconciliation

v     Calculation of daily factory yield

v     Ensure that financial controls are in place across the factory

v     Stock counting

v     Forecasting

v     Budget

v     Weekly accounts

v     Product costing



Technical:       Comfortable working with multiple IT systems – MS Office, Navision, Hellenics.

            Excellent Excel skills including pivot tables, graphs and data analysis.

            Minimum part-qualified accountant inc QBE together with manufacturing experience.

Good report writing abilities.

Knowledge of database systems would be advantageous.


Flexible, Team player, able to work with minimal supervision.

Comfortable working in both an office and factory environment

Able to explain financial information to non-financial colleagues.

Good organisational skills, able to plan personal workload and ensure that colleagues deliver to agreed timescales.


This job description is a summary of the main compositions of this job function and is not intended to be exhaustive.