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Company Accountant

Ref No: FVS/CA/11/22

Location: Moira HQ
Closing Date: 2nd December 2022

Reporting to the Agri Financial Controller, the Company Accountant will manage the finance team and take full responsibility for the end-to-end financial management of Fane Valley Stores based at our Head Office in Moira.

The Role:

  • Participate in formulating and delivering business strategy;
  • Maintain appropriate accounting records;
  • Ensure internal financial controls are sufficient and implemented;
  • Preparation of year end statutory accounts and manage the year-end annual audit process;
  • Prepare monthly management accounts which include the valuation of stock, reconciliation of accounts, calculation and analysis of margins and review of balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Preparation of the annual budget and regular profit forecasts;
  • Review cost performance against budget for all departments;
  • Preparing and submit VAT returns;
  • Manage all IT and business systems in the finance department and use these to drive business improvement.

The Person:

  • Qualified accountant holding ACA/ACCA/CIMA professional qualification;
  • Ideally have 3 years’ experience in a similar role in an industrial/retail environment;
  • Previous experience managing a finance team;
  • Possess excellent IT skills including MS Office Skills and in, particular, Excel;
  • Experience in implementing and developing IT systems with a view to ensuring that automation of the administration functions is fully maximised;
  • Excellent understanding of accounting processes, reporting abilities and the need for tight controls;
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan personal workload and adhere to strict reporting deadlines;
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience of accounting for acquisitions would be an advantage.

In return, the company offers an attractive rate of pay and benefits package which includes Healthcare Plan for employees and their children under 18, Company Pension & Life Assurance, Health & Well-Being strategy which incorporates a range of on-going initiatives and programmes.

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About Us

Fane Valley Stores is the largest retail distributor of animal health, crop protection, livestock identification products and general farm supplies in Northern Ireland. Our expanding network of agri-retail stores is complemented by a market leading online trading platform.

Technical support and advice is also one of our strengths with customers having access to Fane Valley’s growing team of technical specialists in animal health, soil health and crop agronomy.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Fane Valley Stores is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better