Assistant Cost and Management Accountant


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August 2, 2022
Job Type
£33000 - £35000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A large, global manufacturing business on the Fylde Coast require an Assistant Cost and Management Accountant to join their finance team on a permanent basis. Very well-established, this business is experiencing continued growth and are firmly rooted as a market leader in their area of operation.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious CIMA studier or AAT qualified individual looking to further enhance their career within finance.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

The successful candidate will receive:

• A competitive salary of up to £35,000
• A comprehensive study package and dedicated mentor
• Flexi-time and hybrid working arrangements
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays – annual leave entitlement raises with length of service
• Private healthcare
• Life insurance
• Company pension up to 9%
• Sick pay
• Full training and ongoing support to ensure skills and career development

Your New Role as Assistant Cost and Management Accountant:

Working in a high calibre and friendly team of finance professionals, you will enjoy a diverse role which includes many business facing aspects. Specific duties will include production of various monthly reports, with specific focus on capital spend analysis and forecasting; supporting engineering and project teams, analysing spend and providing financial insight to help monitor budgets; preparation of periodic budgets, assisting with forecasting activities; and supporting with other areas of the finance function including accounts payable cover and manufacturing cost accounting processes.

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The successful individual will be familiar with month end and management accounting processes, with an analytical mindset and good systems skills including Excel (Vlookups, pivot tables and handling large data volumes). Knowledge and experience within a manufacturing environment is desirable but not essential, as you will receive full training and ongoing support from a senior member of the finance team who will act as a dedicated mentor. Ideally you will already be studying CIMA and be keen to qualify, or be AAT qualified looking to further develop (a full study package will be available). Strong communication skills are required and you will have the confidence to work cross-functionally, business partnering with other departments within the business.


To summarise, this is a unique opportunity which offers a combination of hands on technical finance duties alongside business facing responsibilities within a large and interesting manufacturing business. Personal and career development is a key focus within the business and opportunities to progress will be available for the successful applicant.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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