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Trainee Management Accountant

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Middlesbrough, UK, NYK, GB

Company: Glanbia

Position Title:  Trainee Accountant

Reporting to:  Site Finance Manager

Department / Function/Business Unit: Operations Finance


Here at Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), our mission is to inspire consumers everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals. By combining innovation and brand development, we are now proudly the world’s number one sports nutrition brand family, with over $1.1Bn in revenue.


The GPN brands include Nutramino, Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, ABB, Body & Fit, thinkThin and Amazing Grass, each with its own unique brand essence. With over 2,300 employees and a direct presence in 32 countries worldwide, we are a truly global organisation.


From our business model to our culture, we live our values in everything we do. As we continue to build and grow the leading, most innovative kind of performance nutrition company, one of our key values has become “hiring and developing the best people”.


With the brightest minds in Commercial, Marketing, Product Supply, Finance, HR and Operations who have made us the business we are today, GPN continues to seek out those who are focused on building their career.


If you’re an ambitious with a “winning together” mindset, a natural collaborator who likes taking risks and working in a challenging hyper-growth environment, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.


Job Purpose:   To assist the Financial Control team in their responsibilities while gaining valued experience working in a busy Finance Department.


Principal Accountabilities (not definitive)

  • Production Data Analysis tracking and reporting on Production activity actual versus planned
  • Updating of key business & Finance KPIs
  • Weekly Labour analysis
  • Reporting on inventory and stock write offs
  • Assisting requisitioners in clearing invoice queries.
  • Product Costing preparation and analysis
  • Participation in specific job and system improvement projects
  • Maintain effective partnerships with the internal team, leading to continuous improvement in internal customer satisfaction
  • Actively seek ownership of results and drive improvements wherever possible
  • Attend training and to develop relevant knowledge and skills
  • To undertake other work that is assigned to you


Key Challenges & Success Measures

  • Able to work in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Work across boundaries to build key relationships.
  • Ability to balance a diverse range of tasks.
  • Timely and accurate reporting outputs
  • Excellent Presentations Skills
  • Ability to balance work commitments while pursuing Professional Qualifications


Skills, Know How and experience

  • Currently working towards Professional Qualifications
  • Seeking CIMA qualification is a distinct advantage
  • Advanced Excel knowledge, ability to analyse and consolidate large amounts of data
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills, ability to deliver financial data in a user friendly and relevant manner
  • Highly motivated and results oriented
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and a fast-paced working environment.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of Finance Principles



  • Knowledge of the Sports Nutrition industry.
  • Knowledge of SAP essential
  • 2-3 Industry experience is desirable but not essential