Location:
Stockton-On-Tees
Department:
Finance
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time

About The Role

Here at Morrisons, we’re looking for an Assistant Accountant to be based at and support our Stockton Distribution centre. This depot is our North East hub with three vast warehouses processing groceries, fresh produce and bread. Operations never stand still with a 530-strong team processing 400,000 cases of groceries every week!

 

Supporting finance in this area, you will work work closely with colleagues in distribution and supply chain to deliver exceptional service to our shops and wholesale customers. We maintain financial control and analyst performance to allow us to work together with our operational partners to ensure this service is delivered in a cost effective manner.

 
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
 
  • Period End Procedures - carrying out cost reviews with the wholesale logistics team, preparing and posting accruals and prepayments, and completing balance sheet reconciliations

  • Reporting - Updating the core logistics P&L and provide variance analysis to measure periodic and YTD performance against Budget, and updating outturn for remainder of the financial year

  • Owning, maintaining and communicating weekly reporting on various KPI’s

  • Working closely with the core logistics team to understand current and future projects, and accurately report and forecast associated costs and performance


About You

We've built an incredibly diverse business, and we're working hard to make sure we truly represent the communities we serve. One of the best things about working with so many different people is having the opportunity to listen, learn and connect with lots of different views, perspectives and beliefs. For this role, we're looking for someone who has:

  • Previous experience of working at an Assistant Accountant level within industry or practice

  • Either a completed or partially completed accounting qualification (ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent)

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders across the business

  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload to meet agreed deadlines


About the team

About Us Description:
With an eye on the future and our finger on the pulse of what's going on in our business, we partner with all of our teams and play a big part in the big decisions.

We support change programmes and capital expenditure projects. We provide business leaders with vital management information and analysis. As well as looking after our cash, accounts and working capital, we also control costs, produce forecasts, deliver insight and manage supplier reporting and supplier payments. There's never a dull moment in our Finance team.

About The Company

We're Foodmakers and Shopkeepers and together, we make Morrisons. We're the only UK retailer with our own manufacturing business spread across 18 sites, not to mention nearly 500 stores, we've lots of opportunities for you to play your part. So, whether you want to make the freshest food, sell it or join us in our head office, we'd love to meet you.

As part of our total rewards package we offer:
  • 15% colleague discount in store and online, plus 10% for two friends/family members
  • 6 week holiday entitlement 
  • Four day working week* with flexible working hours
  • 5% company pension contributions
  • Perks with over 850 retailers through our employee assistance platform, instant vouchers and cashback
*The four day working week comes with the requirement to work 11 Saturdays per year. These days are shorter (6 hours in total) and are used for team meetings, personal development and in-store insight.

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