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Finance Manager / Qualified Accountant (Commercial FMCG)

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary + Great Benefits
Commercial FPA (finance)
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 31 2021 12:00AM

Location: Head Office, St Albans – great transport links via train and only a 5 minute walk from St Albans City Station. (Due to covid the team is currently working from home, once we return to normal this role will still be able to maintain an element of flexible working with time split across the office and working from home 1 or 2 days a week depending on workload).


Salary: Competitive Salary – including company performance related bonus (paid out for the last 4 years), Single Healthcare Cover, 25 days holiday + bank holidays and the option to buy an extra 5 days holiday a year, access to free online learning, plus lots of free biscuits. 


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


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.


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.


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 ….…


What does your typical day look like?

In this Finance Manager role, through business partnering you will be pivotal in providing accurate, timely financial information and expert financial advice to senior stakeholders.


Working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders both within and outside of Finance on financial matters including Board members. This is a role providing financial leadership to the key teams across the wider group.


The role will partner both key customer accounts i.e. a Leading Supermarket and specific brands within the business, to ensure the right commercial decisions are made. 


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You need to be a qualified accountant ideally with 12 months post-qualified experience (ACA / CIMA / ACCA qualified). If you have strong commercial finance knowledge, are a great communicator with the ability to influence that the right decisions and actions are taken, then this could be the right role for you.


For a great candidate from the right background we might consider a part qualified candidate.


Final part of the mix.

If you have experience from with a top 4 consultancy practice, an FMCG organisation (which doesn’t have to be food), or even from a blue chip company and branded company (i.e. Retail). This should give you a strong base and allow you to continue to develop your career with one the UK leading food manufacturing companies.


What more, Burtons Biscuits are continuing to see excellent growth within our sector and we fully expect for you to be able to grow your career and knowledge with us. 


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.