The job title

Management Accounts Assistant (12 Month FTC)

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Start Date
Jan 24 2020 12:00AM
Closing Date
Feb 24 2020 12:00AM

Location: Llantarnam
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for 12 Months 

Hours: Monday - Friday (08:00 - 17:00) 

Salary: £Competitive
Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

What are we all about? 
Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Management Accounts Assistant to join our dynamic and fast-paced Finance Team at our Llantarnam site on a 12 month FTC. This is a key role within the business, where you will be providing an efficient service of completing and reporting financial data to key stakeholders. Working autonomously within a fast-paced environment, you will be expected to adapt to the versatile needs of the business and prioritise accordingly. As part of a continuous improvement culture, you will actively look for opportunities to introduce changes to processes.



  • Daily performance reporting
  • New product costings – calculation of recipe, packaging and labour costs.  
  • Period end accounting including accruals and prepayments
  • Any other spreadsheet work required

About You

  • Excellent Excel skills (Lookups, Pivot tables etc.)
  • Confident in analysing data and presenting conclusions to key stakeholders  
  • P&L and balance sheet postings and reconciliations 
  • Comfortable working with all levels of the business from production to senior management level
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach to financial tasks
  • Relevant A Level or University qualification
  • CAT / AAT Qualified or Equivalent (desirable)

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.