The role sits at the head of the finance team, with two ledger clerks in place. Reporting into the Director, the role covers a number of areas. An example of key areas:
-Preparation of annual budget
-Preparation of monthly accounts
-Preparation of daily figures for Directors, Purchasing Manager and Branch Managers: month to date figures for sales, month to date purchase figures, full month and full year P&L forecast updates
-Checking and printing of supplier invoices for goods
-Management of two part time staff in checking process
-Processing supplier credit notes
-Resolution of supplier queries
-Making all supplier and ad hoc payments
-Monthly salaries and weekly wages
-Calculation and payment of monthly income tax
-Quarterly VAT returns
-Pension fund responsibilities
Required is a fully qualified accountant, preferably with the experience of and desire to work across the full finance function of a smaller business. A key element to the hiring process is to find an accountant who wants to be involved with the commerciality and strategy of the business, thus it should appeal to those looking to make more of an impact than just 'running the numbers.'
Character wise the business seeks an honest, trustworthy and loyal individual who wants to embed themselves with the business for a number of years. In return the business can offer a friendly, close knit environment that isn't too highly pressured, with autonomy in finance and a competitive package including a strong pension scheme and good holiday entitlement.
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