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Date: 06-Apr-2021

Location: High Wycombe, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products.


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people; they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a high performing Finance Analyst to join the team to support the Supply Chain Finance Manager in managing the financial operations, reporting and forecasting processes within the London sites.


Reporting to the Supply Chain Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the following:


  • Support month end and preparation of month end review packs.
  • Work closely with the site operation teams to manage costs and KPI performance.
  • Providing timely and accurate information for management reporting to generate insightful business analysis.
  • Support the quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting process.
  • Business Partner the site teams across the London sites.


This is a great opportunity for a part qualified accountant to join a unique business, which has an established brand but a truly entrepreneurial mindset.  You will have exposure to all parts of the business, allowing you build a strong network and a solid base of experience on which to build a future career.  The Finance team is an integral and trusted part of the Hovis business and we will be looking for a collaborative, positive and energetic individual to join our friendly and supportive team.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:


  • Part qualified/studying towards accountancy qualification - ACCA/ CIMA.
  • Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures, and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the bigger picture.
  • A real attention to detail and a commitment to deliver a high level of accuracy.
  • Site based experience is preferable.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work to tight deadlines.
  • Integrity and honesty.
  • Confident user of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.




  • Have worked within a finance supply chain role previously.
  • FMCG or manufacturing environment experience desirable.


Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There are a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • We offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace.

Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and

respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status,

pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin,

religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other

protected characteristic.