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Manufacturing Accountant

Department:  Finance - ANZ

Shepparton, AU, 3630

Job Function:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time

The Arnott's Group, we are an iconic Australian powerhouse brand, recognised as pioneers in the FMCG market both locally and globally. Undergoing a period of extensive brand growth and strategic evolution, this is an exciting opportunity to help own and shape our iconic legacy.


 A great opportunity is available for an experienced Manufacturing Accountant join our team in a high impact role based at our Shepperton manufacturing site. Reporting to the Supply Chain Finance and Planning Manager, this role will support the Management Accountant and Finance Team prepare, process and report manufacturing variances, cost records and reports and act as a key finance support across the site.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and consolidate daily and weekly manufacturing variances
  • Perform SAP functions to formally close out manufacturing process orders.
  • Prepare weekly yields and production volume results
  • Prepare weekly labour analysis for all manufacturing lines
  • Liaise with Manufacture to quantify and understand the cost of manufacturing issues.
  • Communicate financial and production results to manufacturing managers as part of the finance weekly call meeting
  • Support in the preparation of monthly management reports including Profit and Loss statements.
  • Confer with appropriate staff to gather information on financial accounting (e.g. expenditure accruals).
  • Complete entries to ensure the GL accurate and up to date.
  • Prepare GL account reconciliations
  • Assist in preparation of new or proposed product costings
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual AOP budgets.
  • Assist with SAP functions for Capital projects 
  • Assist in costing of NPD products
  • Prepare Supplier claims


The ingredients to be successful:

  • Bachelor of Accounting/Finance.
    CA or CPA qualified member, or working towards.
  • Min 1-2 yrs experience in the accounting field.
  • A strong desire to see your role as supporting and servicing any and all who request your assistance.
  • Demonstrated experience of accounting in a business environment.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP is beneficial.
  • Self-starter and can work unsupervised.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills.


Compensation and Benefits


This is a unique opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry, reporting into highly respected leaders in a business that empowers their people. For your contribution to the business you will be remunerated with a competitive package with an additional suite of benefits.

  • The opportunity to be part of a Consumer Goods business with a huge growth and transformation agenda.
  • Staff discounts on product.
  • Development opportunities through company growth and participation in ANZ wide projects.
  • Hybrid working.
  • Novated leasing.
  • Private health insurance discounts through industry partner.
  • Amazing brands, extraordinary people.
  • Be a leader in our continuous improvement culture.


We are an equal opportunity employer who exemplify diversity and inclusion across our business.


*We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies


So, if you’re up for a challenge and ready for some real life, on the ground experience – this is the right opportunity for you!  Make sure you click APPLY NOW!