Management Accountant

Posted 18 April 2024
Salary £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Job type Fixed Term Full Time
Discipline Office

Job description

 Management Accountant


Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm - 1 year Fixed Term Contract  starting in June


About COOK


COOK is a pioneering frozen food company, since 1997 we’ve been making remarkable food for your freezer, prepared by hand at our Kitchens in Kent (savoury) and Somerset (puddings) using the same ingredients and techniques you would at home. It means our food looks and tastes homemade maybe even a bit better.

We’re market leaders and (more importantly) our food tastes incredible. We have over 90 shops and a rapidly growing online business.

We’re independent (family-owned) and always will be because it allows us to do things the right way, not the fast way. We believe in business as a force for good in society and have certified as one of the UK’s first B Corporations to help us measure what matters when it comes to our impact on our environment, our people and our community.

We share 5% of our annual profits with staff.

To produce and distribute accurate weekly reports for the kitchens to the operational leaders and regular KPI reporting. Analsye the performance and suggest improvements. To look at the existing reports and processes and suggest how they can be improved. To assist in the period end processes and reporting as well as the annual budgeting process.

To support the manufacturing team and produce additional analysis as and when required.



*  To be committed to our vision and demonstrating behaviors which are being honest, respectful, positive, enthusiastic, collaborative and customer led.

*  To ensure that all aspects of the work are provided with a “customer oriented” focus to all internal and external users.

*   Responsibilities

*   Produce and distribute weekly production variance reports for the kitchens

*   Weekly KPI reporting including producing presentations

*   Analysis and review performance to help with decision making

*   Month end processes including accruals, prepayments and general journal processing

*    Collating and reviewing P&L’s

*    Control account reconciliations

*    Site stock take processing

*    Other tasks as required by the team


Good to have

*   Minimum AAT qualified – preferably studying CIMA/ACCA.

*    Management accounts experience including month end processes

*    Strong Excel skills including V-Lookups and Pivot tables

*    Ability to analyse information and make recommendations

*    Ability to produce additional analysis that will assist in improving efficiencies

*    Strong communication skills – this role requires you to liaise with a variety of different teams from different areas of the business

*     Methodical approach and attention to detail to ensure accuracy of reportin

*    Adaptive – production needs are constantly changing so will need to be reactive and able to use initiative

*    Experience of manufacturing environment and variance analysis

*    Experience of standard costings and absorption accounting


Other bits

Excellent Benefits including paid breaks, free food, CookieJar Smart Spending discounts on leading brands, profit share, 30% staff discount and birthdays off and much more.

Based in Sittingbourne

Ask us about flexible working.


Our vision for COOK has always been that we are a place where EVERYONE is welcome. We want everyone to feel like they belong at COOK. We all have different roles, different abilities and different personalities. By collaborating we can do remarkable things. Whatever your story, if you would like to grow with COOK please apply.