Business Unit Accountant Contract

Due to maternity leave, an exciting opportunity exists for a Business Unit Accountant in Pontypool. An interim reshuffle of the current team means this is a new role, working in a standalone capacity responsible for key duties and holding relationships with non-financial colleagues. Initially this vacancy is available on a nine month fixed term contract.

The key purpose of this role will be to assist the finance department with all aspects of Financial and Management reporting including analysing current and past financial data, identifying trends, and communicating insights.

The role is based in a manufacturing site, reports into the Financial Controller and works in a team of six.



Business Unit Accountant duties


  • Month-end and year-end reporting procedures.
  • Weekly KPI reporting.
  • Responsible for performing special projects to improve process efficiency and performance Projects as assigned by Management.
  • Undertaking financial administration, internal audits and liaison with the company auditors as required, including preparation for and participation in year-end audit work.
  • Monitoring, investigating and providing advice on variances against agreed budgets.
  • Recommends actions to management by interpreting data.
  • Evaluate profit and cost efficiencies within the organisation.
  • Efficiently analyse large amounts of data and work to strict deadlines.


Business Unit Accountant person specification


  • Full/Part qualified or “qualified by experience”.
  • Manufacturing experience in reporting, consolidation and financial analysis. Knowledge of Costing Methodologies, Understanding of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Experience with financial forecasting and analysis.
  • Accounting/GAAP knowledge.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel and Access).
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyse data to draw actionable conclusions.
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate information to wide range of stakeholders.



Applicants to the Business Unit Accountant role will have experience in a manufacturing/engineering or FMCG sector in a highly analytical accounting role. Exposure to month end, management accounting, VAT, year-end reporting.

This role would suit a candidate with Financial and/or Management Accountant experience. To achieve the top end of the salary applicants will have demonstrable Costings experience.


If this role is not quite right for you but know someone who might be suitable, be sure to make use of our Candidate Referral Scheme.


Bowen Eldridge Recruitment is acting as an Accountancy Recruitment Agency on behalf of a client to appoint this vacancy.




Tagged as: accountant, Business Unit Accountant, Manufacturing Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant, qualified accountant


Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: 6th June 2019
  • Location: Pontypool
  • Job Title: Business Unit Accountant
  • Salary: £32,000 - £40,000
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