Management Accountant - Wigan

Arrow Xl Ltd
From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
06 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

ArrowXL is the UK’s leading two-man home delivery specialist, delivering over 15,000 products to around 7,500 homes every day. Specialising in heavy, large and bulky items, we offer unrivalled coverage to 98% of the UK mainland population six days a week for all of your favourite brands including Very, Amazon,, House of Fraser and Pets at Home to name just a few.

Our purpose is to "delight our clients by making customers feel special" and nearly 10,000 people on Trustpilot agree with us by giving us a fabulous 5-star rating (which we get a little bit excited about). Our people are at the heart of delivering on our purpose and this is where you come in…..

About The Role

The position is for a qualified accountant to work within our fast-paced, client-facing business. You will support the Financial Controller in the financial reporting and management of a dynamic and rapidly growing multi-million pound turnover business.

Partnering at senior level, the successful applicant will have visibility, impact and the experience and personality to consult, act, push the status quo where needed and facilitate change and progress. Developing finance related process, strategy and the decision-making process and having an impact on determinations that directly affect the bottom line will excite and energise the right person.

You will be impactful and be able to challenge the status quo delicately from time to time, whilst harnessing this business' natural entrepreneurship and ambition and helping drive the road map for the finance teams. As part of your role, you will also be responsible for two direct reports and as such will be comfortable leading others.

The Company is experiencing impressive year on year growth and has ambitious plans to develop and continuously improve, as such, the role requires an element of strategic forward thinking and the ability to get involved in the day to day.

From a technical perspective, your responsibilities will include:

·Calculation and posting of all monthly and month-end journals, to fully and accurately account for our business activity on a timely basis

·The accurate and timely preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly Management Accounts

·Reviewing financial and operational KPIs to ensure the business is operating to budget and within agreed parameters

·Developing best practice financial controls and procedures

·Ensuring that statutory accounts and tax returns are completed to the required legal requirements

·Assist in the designing, building and delivering of financial controls to ensure the financial integrity of the business;

·Improving the commercial awareness of all entities and their understanding of financial measurement and key business drivers/measures

·Liaise with external auditors and other third parties

About You

The successful candidate will manage a small team, and will be responsible for the control, reconciliation and integrity of the general ledger, the production of the monthly reporting pack, and will work closely with the Financial Controller to support the ongoing change programme and the planned growth of the company.

The candidate must have the ability and experience to identify necessary process, control and procedural changes, and then design and implement those changes, in order to improve the efficiency and financial control of our evolving business.

The candidate will need an acute attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and the desire and ability to work to tight reporting deadlines, coupled with a confident, hardworking approach.

•Qualified ACA / FCA or CIMA / FCMA or ACCA / FCCA (Preferably trained with a Big4/10 practice)

•Experience of working in a business with £30-£150m turnover

•Good experience of improving and streamlining processes

•Logistics experience would be an advantage, however is not a pre-requisite

•Very strong Excel skills are an absolute essential (eg. SumIf, VLookup, Pivot Tables, IndexMatch, etc)

•Experience of Unit 4 Financials/CODA would be an advantage

•Strong analytical skills and ability to work with and manipulate large amounts of data

What we offer in return

In addition to your competitive salary you’ll receive many excellent additional benefits including:

·25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

·On-site free parking

·Discount for Very and many more high street discounts

·Attractive pension

·Employee benefits portal including childcare vouchers, gym discount and much more!

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