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Management Accountant

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions on a global scale. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected FMCG brands.

In response to market growth, we are building our largest Plant yet and Peterborough will be its home. The Peterborough Plant will be a key site within the Bevcan EMEA Business.


Crown Peterborough will benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and modern practices to support high-speed and highly automated beverage can-making capable of producing 3 billion cans per annum. The Plant will operate 24 hours per day on a continuous shift system, 360 days per annum, and will employ approximately 280 people.

This is an exciting time in our business and joining Crown Peterborough offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry. Crown was founded on valuing and promoting sustainability and this focus remains essential to our long-term future.

About this opportunity

We are now looking for a Management Accountant to be based on-site at the new Peterborough Plant. The role of Management Accountant reports to the Plant Financial Controller.

This is an incredible opportunity to join Crown in a brand-new role and become one of our ‘first feet on the ground’, allowing you to be involved in setting up the Finance function for the Plant and putting best practice in place from day one.

Main Responsibilities
• Support the achievement of future organisational improvement through preparing, developing, and analysing key financial information
• Proactively provide high-quality support to management colleagues
• Maintain accurate financial records whilst complying with internal/external policies to ensure value is achieved through management information systems
• Monitor month-end management accounting, including preparation of income statement, balance sheet, variance analysis, and commentary
• Support Plant functions to make financial decisions
• Identify opportunities to optimise value, support the Plant cost-reduction programme, and implement continuous improvement
• Communicate financial results and analysis to Financial and Non-Financial managers
• Prepare and present budget and rolling forecast
• Perform standard costing review
• Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley audit requirements and other internal financial risks and controls
Required Education and Qualifications
• Qualified Chartered Accountant status E.g. CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
• Alternatively, Qualified by Experience with a relevant degree qualification

Required Knowledge and Experience
• 3 -5 years of post-qualified management accounting experience

• Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Required Skills and Competencies
• Expert technical and systems skills, including advanced Excel and ERP system expertise (ideally with JDE/SAP)
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels
• Good presentation skills to report data to Financial and Non-Financial management
• Ability to work productively and efficiently under high-pressure to meet deadlines
• Demonstrable attention to detail whilst delivering high-quality work
• Highly analytical
• Ability to contribute and thrive in an environment that is focussed on Continuous Improvement

Salary and Benefits
• Competitive salary package
• Bonus scheme
• 9% Company Pension contribution
• Healthcare plan
• 25 days of holiday plus Bank Holidays

What Crown can offer you?

  • The opportunity to build a career in a multicultural environment
  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance 
  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences
  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees 


Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging. 


Equal opportunities

Crown is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Management Accountant

Requisition ID:  2021

Peterborough, GB, PE2 7LB

Functional Area:  Finance
Experience Level:  Executive
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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