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Plant Accounting Manager

Date: 31-Jan-2023

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 a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers. 


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.


We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. 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


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
  • Bonus incentives
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program - Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave


Simplot Australia values the innovation and relationship building that comes from face to face connection but also recognises the need for flexibility in the lives of our team members. This is why we have a hybrid work environment, with one dedicated day per week where we all come together to maintain our successful culture of innovation, connection and collaboration.

About our role


  • 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


As a member of the Site Leadership Team, you will provide financial support and insight, and be accountable for the financial governance and control of the site. Evaluate new business opportunities by developing business cases and analysing proposals. Deliver accurate and timely financial data for the site to ensure that financial and strategic objectives are achieved.

What will you do


  • Provide value adding business partnering to site, including being an active member of the site leadership team
  • Provide objective and relevant insight on development of zero loss program, productivity pipeline
  • 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 (IBP) process analysing and forecasting financial implications
  • Actively contribute to business as usual and strategic discussions with site leadership team & wider commercial teams to increase profitability, maximise financial returns and deliver on agreed targets
  • Understand the implications of annual sanctioning on site where applicable
  • 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


  • Significant 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, 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: 11780 

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. If you require technical assistance, please email us at