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Financial Accountant (Manufacturing)

Financial Accountant (Manufacturing)

Posted 6 June by REED Finance
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Reed Finance have been appointed to recruit a Financial Accountant for an established and highly reputable client with a forty year successful trading history in the manufacturing sector.

This is a newly created role due to growth & business restructure and is best suited to a fully qualified Accountant with a minimum of two years post-qualified experience in industry.

This is fast paced role in a busy multi-site manufacturing environment.

The role:
Reporting to the Finance Director and supervising a team of 4 finance staff, the primary focus of the role is the management and development of the accounts team, along with overall responsibility for maintaining accurate accounting records for the preparation and reporting of the monthly accounts. Key responsibilities include:

Management and development of 4 direct reports;
Overall responsibility for the Cash Book and Purchase, Sales & Nominal Ledgers;
Perform regular monthly debtors and creditors reviews;
Perform regular Team Meetings;
Preparation and processing of journals at month end;
Variance analysis & investigation;
Responsibility for the month end and year end processing (on the ERP software)
Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations;
Technical and Tax compliance ensuring the company complies with all the necessary accounting technical standards including responsibility for VAT across the company, and the submission of VAT returns;
Prepare and submit company regulatory returns (Intrastat and EC Sales);
Preparation of grant applications and claims and responsibility for external grant audits;
Deal with the statutory audit, prepare the internal audit file and interact with external auditors;
Responsibility for calculation of our annual insurance policy renewals, liaising with our Insurance brokers to provide information as necessary;
Development of the finance modules of the ERP system;
Critically review and improve internal controls;
Cover of the payroll function during holidays and sickness;
Liaise with external stakeholders as required;
Cash flow management and forecasting;
Undertaking and managing various finance related projects;
Provide financial support to non-finance managers and departments;
Other appropriate tasks as determined by the Finance Director;

The candidate:
The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent) and ideally offer at least 2 years PQE within industry.

Previous experience in managing/developing a team is essential.

You will be highly IT literate and offer intermediate to advanced Excel skills. ERP experience would be highly advantageous.

Given the level of responsibilities involved you will also demonstrate strong/board level communication skills.

For more information please contact Laurence Jago as soon as possible and in complete confidence on 028 9033 0604, find me on LinkedIn or email me via the Apply link.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 35317661

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