Assistant Management Accountant - Operations

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Business Area: Bakkavor Desserts


Assistant Management Accountant - Operations


Bakkavor Desserts Devizes based in Wiltshire and specialises in making Baked/Bakery Desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies, and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of three factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Management Accountant - Operations to join our Bakkavor Desserts Management Accounting team.




Performance Reporting

  • To ensure that periodic reports are prepared (and submitted), and that exceptions are identified and commented upon. 
  • Supporting the business managers, ensuring that they understand the information generated and are using it to improve performance. 
  • Generating ad-hoc information (normally commercial, purchasing, or operational related) to support the analysis of business performance.


Rolling Forecast


  • To support the generation of the operational elements of the rolling forecast, and review the results to ensure they are sensible.


Control Environment


  • To apply the operational control systems (e.g. DWOR, Variances).
  • Identifying areas of improvement / weaknesses and suggest modifications as appropriate.


Month End


  • To review Month End and work alongside the central reporting team to ensure the figures reconcile to expected, and investigate/understand any variances that may arise. 
  • To assist in preparing balance sheet account reconciliations for review and highlighting any issues as applicable.


IS and Business Processes


  • To maintain the management accounting systems (e.g. ERP, costings).
  • Ensuring that issues with systems and processes are highlighted and improvements are suggested.


About You


If you are working towards relevant qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA or equivalent, and possess the ability to manage large volumes of data into usable formats, along with accounting computer packages knowledge and excellent communication skills – this could be the perfect role for you.


You will be energetic, punctual, proactive, and reliable with the ability to lead, guide, and motivate others towards achievement.


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 highly competitive rewards package including group pension, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside 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

Devizes, GB

Date:  21 May 2023
Req ID:  13575