Management Accountant

Company description

PB Leiner is one of the world’s leading producers of high quality gelatins and collagen peptides. We supply a growing market in food, pharma, health nutrition and technical applications. In all our efforts, we strive to be The Clear Solution for our customers. We spot and exploit opportunities, and try to anticipate future trends for them. We pursue outstanding quality and choice, as well as smooth delivery. We have a global presence in terms of both our plants and sales support, and count approximately 1,200 collaborators worldwide. PB Leiner is part of Tessenderlo Group.

Job description

PB Leiner

You support the Plant Controller in monitoring and driving the financial performance of the plant within the strategic lines defined by the BU.


You are responsible for the monthly closing and financial reporting of our plant in Treforest. This includes:

  • Responsible and accountable for the accurate application of accounting principles (local and group). Managing the financial system in the plant, keeping the ERP system in line with business requirements
  • All month end journals, accruals and prepayment schedules
  • Monitoring assets under construction and responsible for timely capitalization of assets
  • Technical close in SAP
  • Upload monthly accounts (P&L / balance sheet), and additional KPIs for group consolidation team
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Verify and align intercompany balances with management accountants of other plants
  • Monthly VAT returns and Office for National Statistics surveys
  • Preparation of year end statutory accounts and tax pack
  • As a SPOC for external auditors, you provide them with all requested information


You are the SPOC for the management reporting on site:

  • You build, implement and execute management reporting in line with plant and business unit requirements
  • Monthly review and analysis of all plant costs & KPIs with the relevant stakeholders
  • Support in the validation/analysis of actual monthly results reported to the BU and Group, investigate and resolve anomalies and unusual trends
  • Managing, reviewing and monitoring the cost accounting process to control current and future operations
  • Together with the plant controller, you drive the implementation and usage of our BI-tool


You assist in the quarterly forecasting and yearly budgeting process:

  • Preparation of cost center, payroll and maintenance forecasts and budget
  • Challenging the assumptions/targets used in the budget and forecasting process
  • Upload of accounts and operational KPIs for group consolidation team



Other responsibilities include:

  • Support the plant controller in reviewing requests for investments
  • Support the plant controller in driving digitalization & continuous improvement initiatives over the whole site
  • Assisting in the implementation of a control environment that ensures the mitigation of financial and business risks (errors, misuse of assets, fraud, ...);
  • Ensuring internal audit findings are properly and timely addressed
  • Management of our vendor master data, ensuring all checks have been carried out to avoid fraud instances
  • Provide weekly FOREX data to Group treasury department
  • You support our Group consolidation, tax, risk and legal departments by providing the necessary information so they can manage the relationship with authorities / statutory auditors
  • Ensuring full compliance with group and business unit policies and internal control procedures


  • You will hold a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting or Finance or a related field of study with applicable experience;
  • You are CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified;
  • You have minimum 2 years of relevant experience, experience in one of the Big 4 is advantageous;
  • You are flexible, open-minded and able to work in a team as well as independently;
  • You love to make in-depth A-Z analyses in a complex environment;
  • You have good communication skills;
  • You have excellent knowledge of IT tools, including Microsoft Excel. Experience with SAP, Hyperion Financial Management and/or Power BI is a plus;


What can you expect from us? We are committed to supporting our employees ambitions through training and development opportunities and as a result you may will be required to undertaken some mandatory training and have the opportunity to help train others if you are if sufficiently competent in a given task.

We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applicants from all walks of life. We promote a healthy work life balance and in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits, including:

  • BUPA private medical
  • Above average pension contribution structure
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Sickness absence insurance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Incremental holiday increases
  • Social events and more



PB Leiner is part of Tessenderlo Group


Tessenderlo Group (Euronext: TESB) is an industrial group that is a global leader in many different sectors, including agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, machinery, mechanical engineering, electronics, energy, and providing industrial solutions with a focus on water. The group employs more than 7,000 people, we are a leader in most of the markets in which we operate, and we recorded a consolidated revenue of 3.3 billion EUR in 2022.


Every Molecule Counts - Our group’s conviction, “Every Molecule Counts”, conveys our shared optimism about the potential of our planet and its people. We believe in the power of smart industry to create a positive impact. Whatever we do, we seek to further valorize the resources at our disposal. This counts just as much for the end products we make, which we constantly optimize, as it does for the by-products from our processes, which we consistently seek to repurpose as best we can, respecting the planet and its resources.


We Make it Count - As an international company with Belgian roots, Tessenderlo Group promotes personal and local entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for all of our employees to take on challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, our people are encouraged to further develop their competencies through regular training initiatives, and they are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits packages. More information can be found at

Experience level
Entry Level
PB Leiner
Business unit
PB Leiner
United Kingdom
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