Accounts Payable Supervisor / Senior Accounts Payable

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Job Description

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’

At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic and being able to ‘Be Yourself’.

Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.

As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their c.$200 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive business.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

As a result, we now have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans. In total we employ circa 2,000 people around across our locations.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

Why work as part of our Supply Chain Customer Services team?

As well making sure we deliver great tasting biscuits through the UK, we also distribute in large volumes to the ROI and Europe and across the globe, even as far as Australia. Our Supply Chain ensure this happens, on time to budget all while offering a great customer experience along the way.

Due to leaving the EU, there are number of additional documentation that needs to be completed per order that leaves the UK. The main format is what is called an Export Health Certificate. This is an extremely important document and failure to not have this completed correctly on time will result in the delay of the delivery of our great tasting products outside of Europe.

Which is why we have created a brand new role for a Brexit Document Controller to join our Customer Services Team.

What does your typical day look like?

Your main focus will be to process and post supplier invoices in an accurate and timely manner, maintain supplier statement reconciliations, and assist in other ad hoc tasks when required by Senior Members of the Finance Team while Supporting the Accounts Payable Manager.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will need previous experience working in an Account Payable role, our group finance function is a fast paced environment, so you must be comfortable working at pace.

We use a number of systems, most notably SAP & SAGE, it is highly desirable to have had strong experience of at least one, but as long as you have used similar systems to process large volumes Account Payable requests, then training can be provided for the right individual.

As this is a Supervisor role, we are looking for candidates who have acting as the lead, or expert in the function. This might be training new employees, mentoring new starters or leading on a process improvement processes. It is highly desirable if you have worked as a Team Leader before, but for the right candidates this could be the next step in your career.

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.

You may have had previous experience in the following: Accounts Payable Supervisor, Account Assistant, Finance Administrator, Senior Accounts Payable etc.