Accountancy & Finance

Finance Manager - Northcoast Seafoods

  • Location: Grimsby
  • Salary: Competitive Salary + Package!
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: SFSE-35519
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Simon Ensor

Simon Ensor

07528 528 864 / 01709 723 248

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Job Description

Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to working on an exclusive and retained basis with Northcoast Seafoods in Grimsby as they look to bring a new Management Accountant/ Finance Manager into the finance team. This is an excellent time to join this successful and growing FMCG business which operates internationally.

 A bit about Northcoast Seafoods….

Incorporated in September 2000, Northcoast Seafoods has now grown to have a turnover of circa £120 Million and employs over 100 people. They specialise in sourcing the finest prawns and whitefish products worldwide and distribute them from it’s warehouse and production facility in Grimsby. Their manufacturing plant also produces a range of bite sized party food and canapes which is supplied to retail customers. The company is a major force throughout Europe in sales and marketing of shellfish from Asia, Iceland, Newfoundland, Canada, and other North Atlantic waters. It offers a wide range of products including shell-on prawns, cooked and peeled prawns, Atlantic cod, and Atlantic haddock. Northcoast Seafoods was acquired by Netherlands-based Seafood Connections Group in 2022, meaning it now also has contact with a number of their subsidiary companies based in Greenland, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, France, Canada, Russia and the Far East. The Global Ultimate Owner of this subsidiary is Maruha Nichiro Corporation (a major player in the Seafood industry) which owns the Seafood Connection Group. 

 The company offers an excellent benefits package which includes: -

  • Competitive starting salary (Dependent on experience)
  • 5% Company Pension
  • 25 days annual leave + Bank holidays (Option to buy a week back)
  • Death In service 2 x Annual Salary
  • Private Health Care

As Management Accountant/Finance Manager, you will be responsible for managing a team of 4, overseeing the day-to-day function of the finance department, ensuring that everything is processed in a robust and accurate manner and within defined time frames. You will also business partner across multiple functions of the company in order to manage costs/ budgets and to help Northcoast Seafoods achieve it’s strategic objectives. It will be a varied role with duties to include: -

  • Managing and leading the day to day running of the finance team including overseeing financial transactions
  • Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts
  • Maintain BoM (Bill of Material) set up and accuracy on Sage 200
  • Liaise with procurement, Production and Logistics to ensure accuracy of buying prices for RM, labour Standards, waste, giveaway and Freight costs are correct
  • Check & set standard costs for all products (PAS & UK production)
  • Liaise with sales team to ensure they have accurate product costs for new business quotes and NPD launche
  • Investigation and Reporting of variances to the business
    • Waste, Giveaway, Labour efficiency, Labour Rate, Purchase Price Variance (PPV)
    • Chair weekly meetings to investigate variances vs standard costs
  • Ensure accuracy of sales & contribution reporting from Sage 200Report profitability of PAS & UK production
  • Liaise with sales team to ensure they have accurate product costs for new business quotes and NPD launches
  • Investigation and Reporting of variances to the business
  • Drive cost savings and improve profitability by providing new insight into the business operations
  • Play an active part in all future Sage 200 updates and new modules that deliver business control and insight
  • Ensure all reporting requirements for regulators including HMRC are met
  • Engaging with auditors for year end and bank audits
  • Proactively managing the personal development of the finance team
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by the business

To be successful you will have the following skills and experiences: -

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) – Qualified by experience may be considered also
  • At least 3 years of experience in finance (Ideally within Food Manufacturing)
  • A willingness to learn and grow within the business
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, quality and accuracy
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong systems knowledge. Desirable to have knowledge of Sage Line 200
  • A positive, self-reliant, motivated, highly driven and enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to deal effectively with both colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Ability to clearly communicate in a professional manner and have a pro-active approach

Hours of work are: 9am – 5pm (35 hour working week) but flexibility can be offered with regards to this.

If you are interested in this rare and exciting opportunity, please send in your CV today!

Please note: Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as a retained recruitment partner for Northcoast Seafoods. Any speculative and unsolicited CVs will be forwarded on to Elevation to be considered as part of the recruitment process.

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This vacancy is managed by:

Simon Ensor

Simon Ensor

07528 528 864 / 01709 723 248

[email protected]

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