Finance Manager - Distribution

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/786710/73929/MA
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2020
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Chertsey
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Foodbuy is looking for an extremely commercial individual to join the team as a Finance Manager for Distribution working with a small portfolio of key Suppliers for the business. 

Reporting directly into the Head of Finance, the Finance Manager will have experience managing a small team of individuals and displaying enthusiasm and passion for financial processes. 

In the main, we care about the numbers - what do they tell us? What can we do from here? How well are we doing? In order to both ask and answer those questions, the Finance Manager must ensure that the team is producing work in accordance with GAAP and Compass Group standards. We must make sure that we have a precise and accurate balance sheet through producing invoices and ensuring that all accruals are recorded and correct. 

As a Finance Manager, you will be responsible for analysis and presenting the analysis back to the business (internally and externally), making sure that all is precise as we follow an open book practice.

We want someone that is excitable and wants to get stuck in, someone that can truly add value to the team.

Job Description
  • Up to £40,000pa (DOE)
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
Who you are:

Our Finance Managers come from a commercially focused background where they have a proven ability to grow and develop finance teams, you will have experience in process development and management, you will understand the impact of your financial decisions on the business and strategies the finance moving forwards.

Ideally, you will hold a finance qualification and will have gained steady career progression throughout your career.

We are supportive all of our employees and encourage consistent personal growth! You will report directly to the Head of Finance and work with multiple stakeholders across the business.

Who we are:

Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK. With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it. We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.

Proudly part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, who are our parent company and largest client, we purchase directly from manufacturers and growers and our suppliers range from the most recognised brands in the industry to regional and local providers. With a team of 200 procurement professionals driving us forward, our combination of unrivalled scale and outstanding data analysis sets us apart in our markets.

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Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.