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Newton-le-willows, Merseyside Culina Group

Company Description

Following years of accelerated growth Culina Group is now a £2.2billion+ turnover business, employing over 22,000 staff, with a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles. Culina Group operates from over 100+ depots across the UK and Ireland, serving more than 1,000 clients over its framework of chilled, ambient, contract packaging solutions and fresh and baked goods.

Company Overview

Stobart (Part of the Culina Group) is a leading ambient transport and logistics business, providing services to many of the UK's best known brands across core consumer and retail sectors.

At Culina we have a winning culture, we believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive A place where you're valued, challenged, and inspired!

Job Description

Due to continued growth, we are now seeking a Senior Operations Accountant to join our Finance team at our Appleton Thorn site.

As Senior Operations Accountant you will be responsible for the production and integrity of internal and external management reporting ensuring they remain relevant and in line with industry best practice

As the successful candidate, you will contribute to the overall success of the site, and will report directly to the Head of Finance.

This is a full time, permanent position working Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 (1 hours lunch) offering a competitive salary and package with the opportunity to work for a forward thinking market leader.

Job responsibilities of Senior Operations Accountant include:

  • Oversee production of the weekly contract management reporting including presentation of the results with explanation on variances to plan to GM, Operational Director and Operational Team.
  • Oversee production of the weekly client management reporting including presentation of the results with explanation on variances to plan to client management
  • Oversee month end close and production of the Sectors monthly reporting pack for ESL Group both P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Oversee month end close and production of the clients monthly reporting packs
  • Quarterly forecast process, presentation of results to Operations Director and ESL FD
  • All aspects of the annual budget process ensuring that results are delivered to the timetable set by Culina Group
  • Production of clients Budget and Forecasts to be produced in line with timetables as issued by the clients
  • Financial business partner to the Operations Director supporting them in all financial aspects of his business
  • Management of financial risk including sign off of contracted new business streams and support of aged debt recovery
  • Development of the financial reporting suite to ensure that it meets the businesses requirements and represents industry best practice
  • Head up financial projects specific to the Sector


To apply for the role of Senior Operations Accountant, you will possess the following skills, experiences and qualifications:

  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified, QBE considered but only if with specific industry knowledge
  • 3 years + experience of working in transport centric logistics business either own account or 3PL - preferred
  • Involvement in commercial pricing exercises
  • Experience of working within an Open Book operation.
  • Advanced Microsoft user, especially Excel.

Additional Information

As part of our drive to make Stobart's a great place to work. We are proud to be an inclusive and diverse organisation where we are committed to employee development and recognising success for hard working performers.

Our dedicated learning and development programmes are open to every employee to give you the opportunity to shape your own future within logistics and continue to work in an environment where team culture thrives.

Our People are the driving force behind our success, which is why we offer a wide range of benefits which include:

  • Annual Leave
  • Private Medical Cover- This gives you peace of mind, you have choice, flexibility and speed of access to the most clinically appropriate care via Bupa
  • Pension scheme - we want colleagues to enjoy a comfortable retirements so we offer a great contribution
  • Life Assurance - x 2 your annual salary
  • Wellness - Via our Employee Assistance Programme we offer immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service that operates 24 hours a days, 365 days a year
  • Eye Care Vouchers - We can provide you with substantial savings with free eye tests and discounts on prescription glasses
  • Reward & Recognition - We recognise that employees have gone the extra mile via Employee of the month and year, special recognition and long service awards.

If you meet the requirements for the above role and are looking for your next career opportunity please apply now and become a part of our !

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