The job title

Commercial Finance Graduate

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
£Competitive Salary, private healthcare, 25 days holidays, company bonus scheme, and company pension scheme.
Commercial FPA (finance)
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 30 2021 12:00AM

Location: St Albans Head Office, Hertfordshire ( Office Based, from our fantastic Head Office in St Albans, Hertfordshire (great location to commute by train, only a 5 minute walk from St Albans City Station)


Contract: Full Time, Permanent 

Start Date: April 2021 / Early May 2021

Salary: £Competitive Salary, private healthcare, 25 days holidays, company bonus scheme, and company pension scheme.


Gain your professional qualifications: As a company that is dedicated and passionate about developing talent, we are happy to support your progression from graduate through to qualified accountant, in doing so we will fund your processional accountancy qualifications


Want to know more about working at Burtons Biscuits – check out our reviews on Glassdoor, not to brag… but we’re rated as a better place to work than Google.


Who Are We?

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.


We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description about the role we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?


So let’s start with ….…


Why work as part of our Commercial FP&A team?

You’ll get to work in an extremely important function that stretches across all areas of the business, in this role you will learn about commercial decision making and financial accounting (P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet) from qualified accountants.


You’ll get to work in a fast paced, exciting environment in a company with some of the World’s biggest, most well-known consumer brands. Become an expert in systems which are transferrable across business: SAP, TM1, Invest, and excel.


But most importantly build the foundation for a successful career in a fast moving consumer goods business. 


What does your typical day look like?

Every day is different at Burton’s Biscuits and this team is no different. At the start of the day, you might find yourself creating P&Ls for new biscuit concepts throughout different stages of the products life cycle. Which will include working with the Factories to understand the costs associated with new biscuits/products and how these are constructed.


You may then find yourself working closely with the sales teams to produce various financial models which track key metrics (e.g. volume and gross contribution) against targets enabling the business to make strategic decisions. 


Part of the role is supporting the marketing team to closely manage Brand / Customer Marketing and Activation spend, and challenging where appropriate to ensure delivery against budgets.


You’ll always find yourself getting involved in team projects across the organisation & with your financial awareness will be able add real value to the business.



What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

For this role you will need to be numerically strong and have a passion for numbers. No previous experience in FP&A or accountancy is needed, although some experience gained via a placement or piece of project work at university would be preferred.


Final part of the mix.

We are looking for candidates to have a Degree & have gained a minimum of a 2:1, as well as an A-Level in mathematics or similar numerical subject i.e. maths, Physics, business at grade C or above.


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.