Financial Accounts Supervisor

Financial Accounts Supervisor
Location: Aston

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000


We are looking for a Financial Accounts Supervisor to join our manufacturing site based in Aston, Cheshire. The factory makes chilled speciality bread such as sliced baguettes, hand-crafted flatbreads and dough balls and employs over 375 people in the factory and over 50 in its Crewe Distribution Centre. The site is located approximately 4 miles from Crewe town centre.


The Role

In this busy and exciting role, you will undertake responsibility for the financial accounts department, incorporating all ledgers and the supervision of three team members




  • Managing, coaching and developing three permanent members of staff, including assisting with their processing workload on a regular weekly basis (2 x Purchase Ledger and 1 x Sales Ledger / Bank)


  • Developing and maintaining an appropriate level of financial control, for example:


    • Supplier statement reconciliations
    • Review of debit balances on the purchase ledger
    • Ageing of balances, debtor & creditor days, etc.
    • Clearing of debit notes in line with internal controls (Business Control Environment)
    • Maintenance of master data – exchange rates, vendor details
    • Adherence to agreed spend authorisation matrix
    • Ensuring AR portal reconciliations are being completed and any issues escalated to FM & FC


  • Being a key point of contact for ledgers for internal & external audits


  • Undertaking responsibility for the company’s cash position


    • Reporting & analysing Weekly Actual Cash position (WAC)
    • Process weekly BACS payments and bank transfers in accordance with company procedures and within cashflow targets as forecasted
    • Ensure Citi invoices are uploaded on a weekly basis
    • Ensure all manual payments are allocated to the purchase ledger


  • Ensuring adherence to and control of vendor maintenance


    • New vendor setups and authorisation procedure
    • Vendor maintenance (master data changes) and authorisation procedure


  • Undertaking month end responsibilities within tight group reporting deadlines, including:


    • Review of Bank & Cash Reconciliations
    • Reconciliation of key balance sheet control accounts


  • Other Financial Accounting tasks including:


  • Archiving of AP invoices via third party online archiving system
  • Agency labour invoice reconciliations and query management


About You

Ideally you will have previous experience of a similar finance role within a manufacturing or FMCG environment.

If you are a driven and dynamic finance professional with excellent supervisory skills, 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

Nantwich, GB

Date:  24-Jan-2023