Commercial Accountant


£40-£50K DOE


The Role – Commercial Accountant

Fresh People are currently recruiting for a Commercial Accountant part qualified CIMA or ACCA or QBE for our client a Fresh Produce Business based close to Maidstone in Kent . Reporting to the Finance Director, with a dotted line in to the commercial department, this role will be responsible for partnering the commercial team and supporting their decision making with reports and analysis. .

The Person

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail orientated Part- Qualified CIMA / ACCA Studier or QBE Commercial Accountant with advanced excel skills preferably from the Fresh Produce Industry or Food Manufacturing background with experience previously in a commercial accounting role, must have strong analytical skills , previously working in imports and trading would be advantageous as would having exposure to a Fresh Produce Business previously along with the ability to work to tight deadlines

The Role Requirements

  • Responsibilities will include preparing weekly and monthly reports, and ensuring all commercial income and costs are accurately reported. Specific projects will also be designated to the job-holder
  • Ensuring all controls and processes are adhered to.
  • Overseeing the consignment tracker, maintaining control sheets, producing a variance analysis.
  • Investigating discrepancies and leading the resolution of any errors, across the finance system and other data sources.
  • Ensuring consignment tracker reconciles to finance system and packing sheets.
  • Maintaining a claims control sheet, checking that all logged claims are received, liaising with Procurers to ensure all claims are recorded and sent to growers.
  • Preparing weekly P&L reports, monitoring actual vs budget and forecast and investigating variances.
  • Preparing weekly KPI reports to be shared across the business.
  • Preparing rolling forecast across the business and leading the weekly review process
  • Preparing and reviewing tender documents, assisting the Commercial team with the tender process.
  • Preparation of gross margin budgets for the Imports business.
  • Monitoring packing charges, checking invoices and rebates.
  • Creating tools to assist the commercial team with decision making and reporting.
  • Act as the key contact point for the finance department to both the commercial and procurement departments.
  • Assist with external audit as required.
  • Ad hoc projects and duties as required.

If you have the experience we are looking for and have had the exposure to previously working in Fresh Produce within a commercial role then we would like to hear from you today


Ruth Counsell