Commercial Accountant

Location: Plymouth or Leicester

Job type: Full time

Shift pattern: 40 hours per week

Job summary

Burts are looking for a Commercial Accountant to join our busy Finance team for a fast-paced FMCG Company. The individual will be reporting to the Finance Director, and based at either our Plymouth or Leicester office. This job is suitable for job share.

Responsibilities Include:

Supporting Finance Director and Commercial Director with strategic projects and ad hoc requests

Pricing and price list management:

  • Building new structure that allows invoicing to be at GSV not GGSV
  • Maintain price, price change files and documentation (Due Diligence)


Trade Spend:

  • Manage customer trade spend and hold necessary reviews with account managers to ensure invoicing is in line with agreed terms
  • Produce the monthly customer funding accruals for the MI
  • Promotional analysis – Pre and Post activity


Margin Analysis:

  • Produce robust monthly report – Rolling 12 months reporting and analysis of low or negative margin


Sales Reporting:

  • Monthly Report
  • Forecast Update
  • EPOS Data
  • Suit of reports to be built as the business evolve


Sales Forecasting Validation:

  • Act as a control function to validate forecast for MI


Marketing Spend:

  • Continue to support Finance with monthly Budget and forecast
  • Analysis of impact of marketing activity, measure effectiveness, ROI


Account Plans:

  • Produce costings for NPD/EPD for the business
  • Produce account plans for new costings and review


Post Launch Reviews:

  • New product- performance 3, 6 & 12-month review
  • New Account opening- performance 3, 6 & 12-month review


Customer Document Management (Due Diligence):

  • Build a comprehensive source of account data, terms and agreements


Commercial “Direction of Travel”:

  • Working to support the commercial team have access to better data, analysis, view of information to allow them to be better and go faster



  • A positive attitude
  • A desire to learn
  • A desire to progress
  • A Team player


Company Standards:

  • Follow appropriate legislation and regulations, codes of practice and policies and procedures.
  • Work within the requirements of the Company’s Health and Safety Policy, performance standards and safe systems of work
  • Undertake all duties appropriate to the post as required




  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
  • Proven experience working as an Accountant or in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Proficiency in using accounting software such as PeopleSoft, Sage, QuickBooks, Xero, etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team


  • Familiarity with FMCG industry is a plus
  • Experience mentoring junior staff is preferred


Well, you’ll get your hands on loads o’ Burts chips and snacks for free! But aside from that massive perk:

You’ll be part of a crackin’ team of talented folk

Tons o’ scope for development through formal courses or working with and being mentored by colleagues on the job.

A decent pension scheme

We got you covered! Every employee gets critical illness (2x salary) and death in service (4x salary) cover

We offer all our great folk access to our bonus schemes– nice!

Free on-site parking or access to salary sacrifice schemes, such as cycle to work

Access to a free employee assistance programme, team of Burts wellbeing warriors and MHFAiders to support you


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