Finance Manager

Natures Way Foods
West Sussex, Chichester
£50000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Production & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NWF is leading manufacturer of prepared salads, coleslaw and "food-to-go" for supermarkets and retailers, and as such we work closely with farmers across Europe. But there's a lot more to us than the products we make. We also...

· Grow careers and opportunities
· Grow Sustainability
· Grow employee and community wellbeing
· Grow great supplier relationships

Our culture is inclusive, and our people are diverse spanning 39 different languages. We operate four manufacturing facilities capable of producing over 326m units per year. We offer a genuine opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the organisation.

Reporting into our Financial Controller you will be responsible for ensuring the Group meets all its financial reporting and statutory requirements through providing and promoting an adequate financial control and risk mitigation environment.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the integrity and financial closing processes of UK entities.

Prepare accurate and timely consolidated financial information in support of Board Pack and Management Reporting.

Manage the group intercompany balances and transactions reconciliation process.

Assist external tax advisors in preparation of Corporation Tax returns and related schedules. Responsible for preparation and filing of VAT returns for all UK entities. Assist with all tax related enquiries.

Prepare statutory accounts for group and UK entities.

Assist in co-ordination of the audit process and audit requests.

Maintain the legal structure and compliance with Companies House filling requirements for all UK legal entities.

Manage, motivate and develop direct report.

Experience & Qualifications

ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent.

Strong knowledge of financial reporting under UK GAAP, statutory accounts preparation and consolidation

Experience of financial audit, financial controls review and process improvement.

Experience of working in fast paced environment

Good level of Excel and competent with ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics desirable)

Demonstrates strong communication and ability to build relationships and influence.

This role will be Monday to Friday with some flexibility around hours and home working, however you will be required to be in the office 3 days per week.

No agencies please, we will not accept unsolicited candidate details.


We’re a leading manufacturer of fresh convenient food.

We supply retailers and foodservice companies with prepared salads, coleslaw and potato salad, and fresh food to go salad meals

Our story

Natures Way Foods began in 1994, when the Langmead brothers set up a small bagged salad operation. Their big idea was to combine the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology. Since then, we’ve grown by expanding our customer base and moving into new fresh, convenient categories and product areas.

We employ more than 1400 people and operate four manufacturing units capable of producing over 326m units. We are guided by an experienced Management Board. The Langmead brothers remain as investors and Non-Executive Directors ensuring agricultural expertise remains at the heart of the business..

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