The job title

Assistant Management Accountant – 3 Month FTC

Home Based
Contract Type
Full time
Finance (Supply Chain)
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Nov 2 2020 12:00AM

Location: Supporting the Edinburgh Bakery, but can be home-based from anywhere within the UK

Contract: Full Time Hours - 3 month fixed term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Management Accountant to join our dynamic and fast-paced Finance Team at our Edinburgh site on a 3 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.


Who are Burtons Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’


At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic and being able to ‘Be Yourself’.


Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.


As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.


Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.


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 c.$200 B Net Assets portfolio.   Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive business.


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 increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.


As a result, we now have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans.   In total we employ circa 2,000 people around across our locations.


Key responsibilities will include: -

- New product costings – calculation of recipe, packaging and labour costs.  

- Period end accounting including accruals and prepayments

- Any other spreadsheet work required


The successful candidate will require: 

- 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


Desirable skills/experience/qualifications: 

- Standard Costing experience

- Manufacturing background

- Relevant A Level or University qualification

- Part Qualified or Equivalent