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Warburtons Family Bakers

FINANCE

Looking after the pennies

In such a competitive market, our financial team has the vital role of making sure we get value from every penny. They cover a broad range of roles and activities from operational management accounting to commercial insights and planning, and use data analysis and SAP reporting to help our business deliver strong profitability and effective cost control. As part of our commitment to skills development, team members can gain recognised CIMA qualifications.

  • Kathryn

    Whats your background?

    I was an Audit Executive at Ernst & Young, but was keen to work for Warburtons as it's large enough to offer varied experience and an excellent opportunity to learn. I also felt the values and culture would provide an excellent environment for me to perform to the best of my ability.

    So what do you do here?

    I'm a Management Accountant in the Financial Reporting and Treasury team. My role includes all aspects of weekly, period end and statutory reporting, helping with the budgeting and forecasting process and helping improve finance processes and controls. It's very varied, and gives me a chance to work with different departments and gain an overall understanding of the business.

    What development support have you had?

    I've only worked here four months, but from the start my manager and I set specific objectives for the year. I've had specific on the job training, and meet with my manager every month to discuss other potential areas for development.

    Would you recommend Warburtons?

    I would ' I think it's a very good place to work. I've been impressed by how senior management make sure all staff know their plans for the business and what an important role everyone has to play. There's a strong team spirit as well as a real focus on training and development.

  • Joanne

    How long have you been with Warburtons?

    I've been with Warburtons since May 2015.

    What did you do before Warburtons?

    I worked in the betting industry for many years before joining Warburtons, most recently as Finance Director of SIS, a media company that provides TV coverage and betting data from racecourses.

    Why did you join Warburtons?

    Joining Warburtons gives me the opportunity to broaden my business experience in a sector that I haven't worked in before, in an environment that encourages personal development. Other important reasons to join were that it's a family company with strong values and heritage, forward-looking and committed to innovation and new ideas.

    Describe your current role

    As Director of Finance I'm responsible for the finance team that supports the business, providing our colleagues in Commercial and Operational roles with insights and advice, whilst ensuring we keep control over the company's finances.

    What are your biggest challenges?

    Ensuring we provide great career and personal development opportunities for the team so that we can continue to attract and retain the best possible talent within the business.

    What development are you undertaking?

    I'm involved in a number of company-wide strategic projects to build my knowledge of the company and the competitive industry that we operate in.