Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant
Location: Bo’ness, Falkirk
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000

Our Bakkavor business in Bo’ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high quality salad products working primarily with premium retailers. To give a feel for the scale of manufacturing in Bo’ness we produce over 70million salad-based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people in the town.


The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our Bakkavor Salads, Bo’ness Finance Account Team on a fixed term contract basis.


In this busy and exciting role, you will provide support to the Financial Controller and undertake responsibility for the line management of an Assistant Financial accountant.



Performance Reporting


  • Ensuring that periodic reports are prepared/submitted and that exceptions are identified and commented upon
  • Supporting the cost centre managers, to ensure they understand the information generated and are using it to improve performance 


Rolling Forecast


  • Supporting the generation of the overhead, cash and balance sheet elements of the rolling forecast and reviewing the results


Control Environment


  • Applying the financial control system - for example asset verification, PO authority limits and CEP’s 
  • Identifying areas of improvement / weaknesses and suggesting modifications as appropriate


Month End


  • Preparing and posting journals - reviewing the results and reconciling to expected figures
  • Preparing balance sheet account reconciliations for review and highlighting any issues as appropriate


Working Capital


  • Reporting actual cash performance and supporting the short-term cash forecast process to control creditor payments to predetermined targets


Group Requirements


  • Liaising with group functions and external parties (internal audit, external audit and tax department) as required
  • Reviewing reporting and control systems and suggesting modifications to ensure compliance with group standards


IS and Business Processes


  • Maintaining the financial systems (ERP, Fixed Assets, FDC) to ensure that issues are highlighted and improvements are suggested


About you


Ideally, you will come from a Financial Accountant background with previous experience in the FMCG sector.


You will be part qualified (or QBE) and have a good working knowledge of MS packages - particularly with Excel to undertake financial analysis and preparation of financial statements.


An excellent level of numeracy skills to enable understanding and analysis of numerical information to make the right conclusions and decisions, will be key – as too will a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.


If you are a passionate and driven finance professional who can work collaboratively with other departments to achieve financial and company goals / targets, with excellent prioritisation skills and ability to use your own initiative and suggest new ideas – this could be the perfect role for you.


About us


We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.

What you can expect from us

When joining us you can expect a competitive salary, a strong benefits package and excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.




Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Finance

Boness, GB

Date:  26 May 2023
Req ID:  14454