Management Accountant Assistant

Posted 29 April 2024
Salary £24,000 - £26,000 per year
Job type Permanent Full Time
Discipline Office

Job description


Management Accountant Assistant 


Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm – Hybrid working 3 days in the office- 2 days at home which will need to be flexible.


£24,000 - £26,000 depending on experience


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.



  • Be part of the team that performs all Period End processes and produces P&L’s. Includes the following duties;

  • Process all agreed accounting entries including accruals, prepayments & journals.

  • Liaise with relevant Dept Heads to provide relevant review meetings in order to sign off P&L’s with them.

  • Provide full Period End Reporting to specific Departments and the wider business.

  • Provide full P&L variance analysis for budget & last year comparatives.

  • Liaise with Purchase Ledger Team to improve invoice coding accuracy.

  • Ensure all deadlines are adhered to.

  • Till Sheet Management;

  • Ensure all Retail & Vending tillsheets are posted within the agreed deadlines.

  • Liaise with Retail Op’s to ensure that stores comply with Till Sheet procedures.

  • Liaise with IT Development to improve Till Sheet System.

  • Prepare selected Balance Sheet Reconciliations;

  • Perform selected Balance Sheet Reconciliations for presentation to the Balance Sheet Review Meeting with the Financial Accountant

  • Ensure all B/S accounts are fully understood with adjustments made on a regular basis. You will be expected to become an ‘expert’ in designated areas of the Balance Sheet in order that we remain fully in control.

  • Support the budget/reforecast process;

  • Provide relevant data and analysis for the preparation of the budget.

  • System & Process improvements;

  • Work with the Team to critically review the processes and make improvement recommendations.


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.