We are looking to recruit an experienced Management Accountant who will report directly to the CEO of this growing manufacturing company based in County Durham.
The core activities of this role are to prepare the company management accounts and take a proactive role in preparing forecasts and budgets, provide proactive accounting support to the management team and maintain the integrity of the accounting records.
This is a part time position, 2.5 to 3 days per week. The salary is circa £35-£40k pro rata to p/t hours.
Duties will include:
-Producing management accounts, in accordance with group reporting formats and timetables, and manage the period end close process.
-Preparation of financial analysis and commentary for inclusion in the monthly management report, including the collation and review of other report sections.
-Attendance and presentation of key financial information to group board members
-Ensure statutory and group accounting policies are applied and key accounting disciplines, including key account reconciliations are maintained.
-Preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecasts in accordance with group reporting formats and timetables.
-Attendance and presentation at board meetings to agree the final budget position.
-Ongoing analysis of trading trends for sales, costs, margins, cash flow and working capital highlighting key issues and variances from budget and short term forecast.
-Provide timely and efficient management information to the CEO and wider senior management team as required.
-Ongoing review of the companys debtor position, working with group credit control to maximise cash flows.
-Ensure interim and year end stock counts are carried out effectively and inventory is valued appropriately on the balance sheet.
-Completion of statutory month end submissions for group reporting e.g. VAT information, intrastat, ONS data requirements.
-Manage financial year end activities, providing information to the external auditors and collating information for notes to accounts/disclosures.
-Provide assistance to the in-house team with regard to the implementation of the new ERP system (IFS).
-Ad hoc project work e.g. review of slow moving stocks, general cost analysis to help drive continuous financial improvement.
-Contribute to good practice and identifying opportunities for financial improvement.
-Provide support for the sales and purchasing functions, providing cover when required.
The successful candidate will as a minimum be part ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified, have a proven track record of producing management accounts and understand the principles of standard cost accounting and general stock accounting. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills combined with an organised and meticulous approach to work activities with strong attention to detail, whilst working under pressure to meet deadlines. Good communications skills, both written and verbal are essential, together with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.