The job title

Financial Reporting Manager / Accountant – Part Time 4 days

St Albans
Contract Type
Part time
Excellent salary on a pro rata basis
Financial Services
Job Type
Part time
Start Date
Jul 29 2021 12:00AM

The last 3 years have been super exciting at Burtons Biscuits, let us tell you why.

- Rated 4.8 out of 5 on Glassdoor! 

- Early 2019 we acquired the amazing artisan brand & bakery – Thomas Fudges

- Late 2019 we acquired Paterson Arran, which included the no.1 Shortbread brand along with their bakery and further brands giving us better access to the foodservice sector

- Record growth as we entered our 5th consecutive year of YOY growth

- In 2021 we were acquired by the Ferrero Group and we are now part of a global organisation worth upwards of €12 billion and join the group which can boast to be the 2nd largest confectionary brand in the world.


Due to all this excitement, we have created a brand-new permanent role in the business as we look to continue our best in class approach to the sector – join us as our new Financial Reporting Manager / Financial Reporting Accountant.


Contract: We are looking to offer this role on a permanent, part time basis on a 4-day week, we are happy to have a flexible working approach to this role, as long as you are able to accommodate key meeting and deadlines.


Location: We are looking to offer this role as a 50/50 split between working from home and being based in our Head Office in St Albans. As we want you to experience our great office culture – which now includes a live presentation studio, pool table, darts board and dare I say it a beer & wine fridge. Office is only a 5 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station, so has excellent transport links. For those who drive we have free onsite parking. 


Salary: Excellent salary on a pro rata basis, which includes Company Car Allowance, Company related bonus (7.15% up to 14.3% - paid out 4 years in a row), enhanced company pension scheme (5% from us & 7% from yourself), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), an employer dedicated to development meaning you get a personalised rolling 12 month development plan. Single & Partner Healthcare cover through Vitality.


Who Are Burton’s Biscuits

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson’s 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, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!


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.


Within our Burton’s group, we 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 2,100 people around across our locations.


Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 37,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020).


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.


As our Financial Reporting Manager / Accountant – what would you get to do?

This is a key role to the business and as such you will manage the external financial reporting for the business, making improvements as the business matures and provide a greater depth of knowledge & understanding regarding key drivers.

You will get to provide ad hoc support to the Board in general and the Finance Director, using financial modelling, forecasting and commercial expertise, including working with the company’s owners, lenders, auditors and lawyers


We want you to challenge the overall understanding of other areas of finance in the business, and where needed manage the accounting integration and consolidation of new group companies.


So, what skills and experience are we looking for you to demonstrate?

You don’t need to have experience of working in food manufacturing before, what is important to us, is that you have an excellent level of communication, are curious and want to know the ‘why’ behind the numbers and help articulate this to both senior finance and non-finance people.


You will need to have proven experience in excel modelling and we’ll even want you to consider yourself a bit of an expert when it comes to this. While we have wider finance functions, this will almost be a standalone role in the business so being able to proactively create, test and share models with wider teams is a must.


In this role you also get to look past the obvious and deliver solutions to problems and issues faced.


You will need have some post qualified experience and have dealt with and be competent in statutory and financial accounting – IFRS, consolidations, treasury and cash management.


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.