Mars UK • United Kingdom

Reporting Analyst / Junior Finance Business Partner

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Great opportunity for a part qualified accountant to grow their accounting and reporting capability, whilst developing Business Partnering skills supporting NPD delivery within a fast moving, innovation unit within Mars Wrigley.

Reporting to the FP&A and Reporting Manager, be responsible for the accounting and reporting of GSV to NSV, including managing a trade budget of £25m.

Be Business Partner supporting £2.7m A&P and F&S budgets, including managing Regional dashboard tools inputs.

As No 2 to the FP&A and Reporting Manager, deputise and own period end close process, including margin and cost variance analysis.

Working in cross functional business teams be Finance Business Partner providing support for the development of an innovation pipeline of Seasonal and Healthy confectionery portfolio.

As No 2 to the FP&A and Reporting Manager, deputise and own period end close process and deliverables as required.

Ad hoc project work on process and systems improvements as required

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree. Part qualified CIMA/ACCA or other accounting qualification. Study package available.
  • a couple of years of experience in areas of accounting or finance related fields
  • Understanding of basic double entry, financial processes and controls
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Process improvement experience would be an advantage

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Deliver period end close and accurate accounting and reporting.
  • Be Business Partner to A&P and overhead budget holders.
  • As Business Partner to business teams, provide costing, supply chain and decision making support to deliver Seasonal pack NPD for the UK and Regional market teams

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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