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Plant Accounting Manager

Date: 06-Jan-2022

Location: Quoiba, TAS, AU, 7310

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precioius resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work with us. 


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role


  • Exciting 12 month contract role based either at our Devonport site or Mentone, Melbourne Head office
  • Provide value adding business partnering to our site
  • Be an active member of the site leadership team
  • Support the site in development of long-term strategic plan

What will you do


  • Implement efficient and effective financial planning, reporting and processes
  • Accountable for delivery of weekly, EOM, forecasts, budgets, and strategic plans for site
  • Provide insightful, timely and accurate reporting for site
  • Participate in the monthly Integrated Business Planning process, analysing and forecasting financial implications
  • Approach tasks with a continuous improvement mind set
  • Support the development and execution of strategies and projects
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate the commercial viability of various business proposals and strategic projects
  • Comply with all legislative / statutory obligations and company policies
  • Development of the site finance team as a high-performance team
  • Developing and driving contemporary ideas around financial performance and efficient business processes

About you


  • Preferred experience in Supply Chain accounting within FMCG, manufacturing preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • You will have certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial information systems, eg PRMS/JDE/SAP preferred
  • Sound financial knowledge and experience in business case development
  • Experience with EOM, budget / strategy process
  • Attention to detail whilst seeing the big picture
  • Significant financial analysis, modelling and forecasting skills
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex issues
  • People management and team building experience
  • Growth mindset


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now!

Job Requisition ID: 7188 

Travel Required: None 

Pay Grade: Global Grade 4 

Location(s): SAPL Devonport Plant - Quoiba 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. 

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