Job Vacancy

Controlling Trainee

Department: Finance
Job Title: Controlling Trainee
Salary: Competitive
Pay Frequency: Monthly

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Controlling Trainee to join our Controlling Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing accurate and timely information to the  rest of the business to enable operational and strategic planning, to analyse performance and to  improve profitability

An overview of the role responsibilities:

  • Material settlement (reporting, chairing & investigation of variances including material
  • projects)
  • Producing customer margin trackers (reporting & investigation of performance)
  • Provide accurate costings (incl. cost mitigation work) to the business as and when
  • required
  • Setting up material masters in SAP for new products
  • Monthly costing runs on SAP
  • Ensuring material variances are up to date in SAP
  • Post launch reviews as and when required
  • Financial viability of promotional capacity requests
  • Promotional analysis to be kept up to date
  • Weekly labour analysis
  • SAP v MERC (daily uploads & monthly reporting)
  • Customer fixed cost report
  • Maintain all Operational Dashboards weekly & monthly
  • Maintain Sales Dashboards monthly
  • Maintain NC Pack monthly
  • Maintain Maintenance Spend Pack
  • Forecast 2 report
  • Month end variance analysis & Reporting
  • Management accounts pack preparation
  • Business Plan preparation
  • Profit improvement tracking & challenging of performance
  • Continually looking at ways to improve the processes/ procedures of the Controlling
  • department
  • Building effective cross-departmental relationships

The successful candidate will have effective analytical and numerical skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Ideally, candidates will have demonstrable experience of SAP and Excel.

Applicants should be A level qualified in related field as well as part qualified AAT/CIMA/ACCA.


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Perks of the Job

Our employees enjoy many perks working for Stateside Foods. This is just a sample of the many benefits each employee has..

Gym Membership

Each employee and a household member is enrolled as a full member of the Bolton Arena gym

Employee Referral Scheme

Employees who refer a friend, family member, or anyone to Stateside Foods for a job, and they are successfully retained, could receive up to £500


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