Commercial Financial Accountant

Reports to:

Finance Director


Group HQ in Cheddar


Competitive salary + health care scheme + company pension + 20 days holiday + your birthday off + other company benefits


Full time, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Company background:

FSC is a family business with 30 years of award winning experience in creating, rolling out and managing bespoke customer food-on-the-move solutions. Our customers include a selection of blue-chip companies in various industries, such as Shell, Debenhams, Thornton’s and Dunelm. We offer a range of consultancy services drawing on our in-depth knowledge of the food-on-the-move sector and have managed projects in South America, North America, Asia, Scandinavia and several European countries.

Our Head Office is located in the world-famous village of Cheddar and we have an Innovation Centre near Bristol in Flax Bourton. Although many of the team are based throughout the UK and Europe, we regularly get together to review performance, share best practice and socialise! As well as working in a challenging and fast-moving environment, we believe it’s important to have a big chunk of fun and no day is ever the same at FSC.

The role will involve:

  • Responsible for producing Monthly Management accounts for the FSC Group of companies
  • Producing explanations of the main variances from budget
  • Responsible for the various finance controls in the management accounts
  • Control of cashflow forecasts
  • Preparation of Shell BRT forecasts and monthly reports
  • Will be involved with the set of the new NetSuite Finance system
  • Involved in the controlling some commercial elements of Shell product costings including;
    • Full end to end product costings to ensure the appropriate margins/profitability is achieved taking in to account design costs and allowance for waste.
    • Monitoring and managing product & category profitability and recommending courses of action.
  • Creating executive reports and recommendations for corrective action
  • Management of several reports after probationary period
  • Deputise for Financial Director on Finance matters

Qualifications (academic and work-related):


  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)


  • Degree or higher education in accounting

Experience and skills:


  • Background in a commercial business, preferably in a FMCG industry
  • Management of staff
  • Advanced Excel
  • Expenditure and variance analysis
  • Commercial Business Analysis

Key skills:

  • Computer literate, particularly EXCEL- Essential
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A self-starter
  • Able to work independently/ part of a team
  • Relishes working in a fast-paced environment in a hands-on capacity
  • Enjoys frequent challenges, change and working in multiple locations
  • Has a natural can-do attitude and attention to detail
  • Shows initiative
  • Continued delivery to deadlines
  • Has ability to learn to use new software quickly
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to engage with a range of staff
  • When required to drive to suppliers/clients or between offices, a valid UK driving licence is essential
  • Staff Management

We can offer a friendly and dynamic working environment. We are a family business which values a good work-life balance, but also personal development.

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter to Toril Simpson: