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Farm Accountant

JSR Farms are looking for an energetic individual who would like to develop a career in finance with a leading agricultural business. Reporting directly to the Finance Manager and Arable Director, key responsibilities will include providing timely, accurate and relevant management information for all the Arable operations. The role will involve producing monthly management accounts, assisting with the budgeting and forecasting process and working closely with internal and external customers to develop the JSR business. The Candidate - The ideal candidate will be studying towards a professional accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACCA), be able to demonstrate a good level numeracy and attention to detail, have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, be self-motivated, systematic and well organised. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual. This position offers a competitive remuneration package, good contributory Company Pension Scheme and non-contributory Health Scheme. Study support will be available for the successful applicant.

Responsible for

  • Production and development of Management Accounts in support of the Arable Director
  • Management of the balance sheet control accounts
  • Preparation of the year-end accounts and audit file
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Sales analysis and margin reporting development
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Project appraisal
  •  Promoting and practicing the JSR Core Values

Main Tasks

  • Production and reporting of monthly Arable Management Accounts
  • Production of Renewables monthly Management Accounts
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding invoices and payments
  • Liaise with customers regarding invoices
  • Reconciliation of management and accounting packages
  • Arable business administration as required
  • Maintenance and development of crop database
  • Assisting with quarterly stock takes
  • Credit control
  • Day to day maintenance of the sales and purchase ledgers


  • 37.5 hours Mon to Fri, plus occasional additional hours required by the role.


  • 31 days per year (including Bank Holidays)


  • Health Scheme Membership, Company Pension Scheme


  • 2 months

Closing date: Monday 12 March 2018

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