Finance Analyst

Location: Okehampton, Devon.

Department: Finance

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Holiday: 25 days + Bank Holidays


It’s an exciting time to join the Forthglade family in our state-of-the-art factory in Okehampton. We’ve been proudly producing natural pet food in Devon since 1971 and things have changed a lot since then.


Role Summary


Responsible for consolidating and reporting of stock counts and valuations, reconciling, and explaining variances, maintaining standard costs of goods, and supporting Commercial analysis.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Reconciliation of reported stock balances against expectations given known movements and investigation of unexplained or unreconciled differences, identifying cause, and recommending control or process improvements.
  • Review ageing stock and assist with the calculation of stock provisions.
  • Posting month end accounting entries, reconciliation of nominal ledgers and preparation of supporting documentation.
  • Support the year end audit with respect to stock and cost of goods sold.
  • Maintenance of standard costings built from BOM.
  • Assist with creation and management of new products, both physical and WEB only, in appropriate systems (Sage and M3).
  • Maintain stock and pick sheets as products evolve.
  • Support the Commercial Financial Controller with adhoc reports and projects.


Person Specification



  • AAT qualification.
  • Experience of working in an accounting environment.
  • Adept with systems, very confident and capable with Microsoft Excel.
  • Management of complex and incomplete data.
  • A quick learner, able to use logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • A positive team player with the ability to build relationships with customers, own team and across the business.



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