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Job Description

Management Accountant


Salary: £25/hr

Length, ongoing

Are you an experienced accountant with a knack for financial management and a keen eye for detail? Our client is seeking a motivated Management Accountant to join their dynamic finance team.

Main Purpose and Scope of the Job:

As a Management Accountant, you will support the Finance Manager by taking ownership of essential business processes while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and deadlines. Your key responsibilities will include managing the Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, Management Accounts, VAT, Fixed Assets, and Inventory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review daily bank balances and complete month-end reconciliations.
  • Prepare weekly cash flow forecasts and quarterly VAT returns.
  • Oversee sales ledger for timely debt recovery and customer credit vetting.
  • Supervise month-end ledger closedown and prepare management accounts schedules.
  • Conduct variance analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, and cost of sales analysis.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register and calculate monthly depreciation charges.
  • Oversee stock verification and valuation and assist in annual budgeting.
  • Prepare management reports and collaborate to improve process automation.

Knowledge Required:

  • Expert knowledge of double entry bookkeeping.
  • Working knowledge of VAT regulations and UK GAAP.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Advanced IT skills, including Excel, Office, Sage, and Crystal.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Essential: AAT qualification or equivalent, experience working within an accounts department, advanced Excel skills, and proficiency in Sage accounting packages (Sage Line 50/Sage Payroll).
  • Desirable: CIMA qualification or equivalent (newly qualified/top level), experience in a manufacturing environment.

Core Skills and Attributes:

  • Commitment to process improvement and compliance.
  • Strong time management and leadership skills.
  • Professionalism in customer interactions.
  • Commitment to health, safety, and environmental issues.
  • Support for continuous improvement.
  • Achievement-oriented with problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication at all levels.
  • Team cooperation and contribution.

Identification of learning opportunities and knowledge sharing

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