Company Accountant (51)

Bath

JOB DESCRIPTION

Role Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting activities of the Company while managing a small and experienced transactions team.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Annual statutory accounts preparation and management of annual audits
  • Monthly management accounts including margin reports, stock reports, cost centre reports and sales reports
  • Analyse actual versus budget on a monthly basis
  • Submitting regular VAT returns and making both VAT and Corporation Tax payments in line with regulatory obligations
  • Maintaining foreign exchange records and calculating and reporting on gains and losses as well as ensuring sufficient currency availability on a daily basis
  • Maintaining and updating fixed asset records including capitalisation, depreciation and write off policies and looking at R&D tax breaks
  • Producing annual budgets and quarterly forecasts (P&L, BS and CF)
  • Managing cash flow and bank balances
  • Dealing with Companies House and National Statistics returns
  • Providing holiday cover/general support and development for the Accounts Administrator duties, including payroll and accounts payable / receivable
  • Creating and updating financial procedures and controls throughout the business as necessary for growth
  • Regular reviews of the Company’s chart of accounts and identification of opportunities to future proof process and controls
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory changes in financial reporting and tax
  • Establishing a high level of credibility and managing strong working relationships with external parties including, auditors, tax advisers, and banks
  • Ensuring the Company’s financial affairs and assets are well managed
  • Ad hoc financial requests
  • Ensure that all purchase orders and invoices are correctly processed & posted
  • Regular reporting of financial and commercial KPIs
  • Creation of P11Ds and keeping records of applicable benefits in kind.
  • Ensure that all bank reconciliations are done accurately and in good time
  • Ensure that the company pension scheme is correctly managed & administered

Essential Skills

  • Qualified accountant with +5 years PQE
  • SAP or equivalent accounting ERM
  • Advanced Excel
  • MS Office 365
  • Managing, leading and continuous development and improvement of teams of part qualified/experienced personnel
  • Confidence to liaise with Board members
  • Working with key areas of the business with the concept of business partnering in mind

Financial Skills and Experience

  • Track record of success in a similar role and demonstrable career progression within a finance function
  • Demonstrable and in-depth experience of:
      • accounting practices;
      • financial management and best practice;
      • financial reporting requirements under company law; and
      • management accounting and business partnering
  • Experience in setting key objectives, delivering to the required levels and using KPIs to show success in reaching business goals
  • Experience of delivering fit for purpose management reports and advice to senior management
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to rapidly interpret, concisely explain and act on complex information
  • Track record of stakeholder management, primarily Banks, and Audit, Tax and Insurance firms

Personal Behaviours and Competencies

Professional

The successful candidate will be self-motivated with strong business acumen, demonstrating a professional approach to work including:

    • punctual for work and meetings;
    • prepared and organised for all meetings;
    • appropriately presented in a professional environment; and  
    • use appropriate professional language – both verbally and written

Teamwork

    • Record of building positive working relationships to successfully manage and deliver continuous improvement within your team
    • Able to adapt style to meet the needs of the Board, colleagues and team members
    • Keen to take ownership of problems, generate options with a balance of technical and commercial acumen
    • Take responsibility for the tasks performed by you and your team
    • Be an active member of the team to achieve the shared objectives
    • Completing work on time and to deadlines, both individually and within your team
    • Being helpful to other members of the team
    • Build effective relationships with direct team and other internal teams
    • Demonstrating an understanding of the goals and objectives of the Company

Organised

    • Demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills
    • Able to organise own workload and that of your team and prioritise appropriately
    • Demonstrating initiative and ability to work unsupervised
    • Highly motivated with an ability to operate effectively under pressure and consistently deliver to deadlines

Learning

    • To consistently demonstrate a desire to achieve personal objectives
    • Successfully acquire new knowledge, through the identification of areas of personal development, and apply this practically

Communication

    • To be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, spoken, presentational)
    • Demonstrate listening skills with all internal and external stakeholders
    • Have strong negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities

Adaptable

    • Be flexible and open to new tasks and requests with ability to cope with change in work schedules and priorities
    • Able to work outside of normal office hours when required
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Contact us directly on 0117 427 0152 / 07976 749 or info@katejohnassociates.co.uk

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