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We're always looking for great people to join us, across our diverse range of opportunities. We have international jobs that span the agricultural supply chain.

Peterborough, UK
Closing Date:
22 Oct 2019

Commercial & Procurement Management Accountant

The Role & Key Responsibilities

We're looking for a part or newly qualified accountant to join our Compounds finance team at AB Connect, as a result of an internal promotion. You'll assist other members of the AB Connect finance team in providing robust financial support to the business. You'll ensure that finance is at the heart of key decision making through the production of appropriate, understandable and accurate data. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career within a progressive business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurate P&L reporting including margin report analysis and detailed variance casuals

  • Management of all regular Commercial & Procurement reports

  • Calculation & posting of journals and any ad-hoc invoice coding & processing

  • Work with the rest of the Finance team to produce period end information on business performance

  • Completion of Procurement and Commercial pages of the AB Connect Board pack and associated presentations

  • Preparation of financial reporting for procurement risk management

  • Act as custodian of the EBIT allocation file that feeds into customer profitability in BI, including sense-checking allocations

  • Preparation & management of balance sheet reconciliations

  • Assist stakeholders in deriving and the subsequent measurement of performance improvement initiatives

Skills & Experience


  • Part-qualified or qualified accountant (E)

  • Management accounts experience (E)

  • Budgeting and forecasting experience (D)

  • Good analytical skills (E)

  • Strong Finance system experience (D)

  • Excellent Excel skills (E)

Key Behaviours

  • Clear, concise communicator – written and verbal

  • Pro-active.

  • Ability, hunger and desire to see and implement solutions

  • Confidence to constructively challenge

  • Problem solver

  • Ability to manage to tight deadlines and prioritise

About The Company
AB Connect offers nutrition and feed manufacture expertise through a range of businesses to help farmers, producers and businesses all along UK food and farming supply chain. Based in Peterborough (UK), AB Connect is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc.  For more information please go to https://www.ab-connect.co.uk/
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

Should you be successful after application, to be moved forward for an interview, please discuss with your AB Agri contact any reasonable adjustments to the interview process that you may require.

See our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy