Management Accountant

Greenvale AP is one of the UK’s largest growers and packers of fresh potatoes, supplying some of the country’s largest retailers and processors from our 2 production facilities. Our Duns site based in the Scottish Borders is looking to recruit a Management Accountant to provide commercial and operational financial information and insight to help drive site performance.

  • Location: Duns
  • Reporting to: Finance Manager (based in Cambridgeshire)
  • Salary: Competitive with benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 5.00 (hybrid working available)
Main Responsibilities:
  • Prepare weekly / monthly results for site with supporting analysis of key variances covering detailed review of commercial performance, operational performance and key business KPI’S and business drivers.
  • Manage period and year end closure, ensuring all necessary reconciliations are undertaken and all supporting documentation is available for review.
  • Ensuring completeness of all transactions undertaken within the ERP system (e.g. stock transactions).
  • Preparation and review of budgets, forecasts and long-term plans ensuring that the local site management are responsible and accountable for any key assumptions made.
  • Lead the year end and half year stock count.
  • Assist in the preparation of year end statutory accounts.
  • Assist the Site Director, Finance Manager, Operations and Commercial teams with ad hoc projects.
  • Involvement in site continuous improvement projects.
  • Key member of the local management team and finance leadership team.
  • Support the Site Director and site management teams with financial insight to enhance key commercial decision-making covering pricing decisions, operational performance, capex appraisal (both pre and post-investment) and efficiency improvements
  • To act as an independent business partner providing robust procedures/guidance to the site management teams and to improve and drive accountability across the site.
  • Seek to improve financial awareness and understanding across the site/functions.
  • Continuously seek to improve site stock control covering raw materials, packaging stock, spares and boxes and to improve forecasting of payments and to facilitate more accurate cash flow forecasting.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping systems – both manual and computerised where applicable.
  • Communicate KPI’s and monitor and measure performance against the KPI’s, taking appropriate action when required.
Key Attributes:
  • CIMA or ACCA qualified, working towards accreditation (>70% completed) or QBE.
  • Experience within food manufacturing or fresh produce sector helpful, but not essential.
  • Conversant with all Microsoft Office programmes, particularly advanced Excel.
  • Strong ERP systems knowledge (ideally Nav).
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner.
  • Accept and thrive on accountability.
  • Happy to drive improvement and lead change projects.
  • Adaptable to work such hours as may be reasonably required for proper performance of your duties.
  • Ability to travel in accordance with the needs of the business.
  • Be uncompromising where Health, Safety and welfare are concerned.
Closing date: 14 June 2024

Additional Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, 32 days holidays (inclusive of public holidays and increasing with service), bonus, a salary sacrifice pension scheme, life assurance, income protection, salary sacrifice electric vehicle scheme and hybrid working arrangements. All this and the opportunity to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

If you have the skills and experience for this role please apply via the website or you can send your CV and covering letter to

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.