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Financial Accountant - Cheshire

Posted 1 February by Expion Ended

My client is an Award Winning FMCG manufacturing business. We are looking for a Financial Accountant to be the custodian of the Group Management Accounts, assisting the Financial Controller in the delivery of first class analysis and providing insight to support Group performance.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Play an integral role in supporting the Financial Controller, deputising where appropriate.
  • Own the Group Balance Sheet ensuring all general ledger accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Own the Group Cashbook, carrying out cashbook reconciliations and leading communication with the bank in relation to administration of the accounts.
  • Lead cash flow forecasting for the group.
  • Assist in the preparation of year-end statutory accounts and managing the year-end audit process.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual group overhead budgets.
  • Assist budget-holders in monitoring overhead spend against budget, making recommendations to help restrict or offset any adverse variances.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis to help maximise the financial performance of the business and support profit improvement / recovery of adverse variances.
  • Maintain the Group Fixed Asset Register and monitor capital expenditure against planned expenditure.
  • Be responsible for supporting the business with month-end routine tasks such as calculating accruals and pre-payments.
  • Prepare external financial and statutory returns including VAT, PAYE, Corporation Tax and National Statistics.
  • Meet all reporting deadlines and ensure the highest standards of data integrity are maintained.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures relating to the role are regularly reviewed and updated for changes in business processes.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ambition to out-grow the role.
  • Degree educated.
  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Working experience of preparing weekly and monthly accounts in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working within an FCCG Manufacturing environment would be advantageous.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • A working knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
  • Ambition to out-grow the role.
  • A winning mentality.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills to create a positive and productive team-oriented environment with all departments.
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and data accuracy.

The Business

  • Growing and well established Branded and Retailer Own Label FMCG Manufacturer with an enviable reputation as an Employer of Choice.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Producer of a range of high quality products, supplying to all of the major multiple retailers as well as manufacturing a successful branded portfolio.
  • This is an exciting time to join the business which has an ambitious but achievable 5 year growth plan.

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Accounts

Reference: 34370922

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