Lead Accountant

Posted 12 June by The Camping and Caravanning club

Lead Accountant, Coventry

Are you looking to work for an organisation with aims and ambitions beyond that of satisfying shareholders? We are a membership organisation, and everything we do is focused on our members and investing back in their Club.

However, with a turnover above c£60m, over half a million members and up to 800 employees seasonally we're definitely not a small operation; although our culture still retains a friendly, 'family' feel. Being a not-for-profit gives us a different approach from purely commercial organisations, corporate hierarchies and unnecessary red tape aren’t part of our make-up.

Our Finance Department is looking to recruit a Qualified Lead Accountant. The role will support a Finance Manager and wider Finance Team in providing a 'customer service’ focused approach to the organisation. The role leads a team of two Accountants and two Assistant Accountants.

Main duties will include:

  • Providing accurate and timely management accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintain and analyse budgets as well as report on budget vs actual cost
  • Lead on the production of group statuary accounts
  • Analyse variances against the budget, and previous year’s, figures
  • Take ownership of the balance sheet, monitoring the reconciliation of individual accounts, and actively managing the balances Maintain the fixed asset registers and provide monthly capital expenditure reports
  • Prepare the financial statements for the Club and its subsidiaries, liaising with auditors and tax advisors
  • Prepare, review and submit the quarterly VAT returns for each entity, ensuring any VAT payments are made promptly to HMRC
  • Taking responsibility for maintaining accurate financial reports as required

Applicants should possess the following skills/experience:

  • A professional Accountancy Qualification
  • Experience of leading on Audits
  • The ability to produce management accounts
  • Proficiency in providing monthly and annual financial and management information
  • Experience of preparing consolidated Group accounts.
  • Staff management or mentoring

It would be beneficial if applicants had working knowledge of Great Plains accounting systems.

The Camping and Caravanning Club is a fantastic place to work. With a supportive, dedicated team and customer focused attitude, generous annual leave entitlement and free parking among our benefits.

If you are interested in applying please send in your CV together with a covering letter including salary expectation.

Required skills

  • Audit
  • Management
  • Management Accountant
  • VAT
  • Qualified Accountant

Reference: 38040668

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