Management Accountant

Recruitment Genius
£26000 - £32000 per annum
07 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a pivotal role in one of Scotland's fastest growing e-cig companies with over 100 store nationwide.

The newly-created Management Accountant role will be fundamental to the success of the Finance Team, and they are particularly interested in candidates who have operated in a similar role in a multi-site retail environment. Good technical knowledge is essential, as are Sage 50 experience and strong Excel skills.

This is a multi-tasking role that also calls for someone used to working in a busy, ever-changing environment. Working with pace and the ability to prioritise effectively is paramount, in addition to a personable nature and discretion dealing with sensitive financial information. They must be able to work effectively within a small team of staff, where mutual support is vital to the achievement of the department's objectives.

Main responsibilities include:
- Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the company's accounting records and financial systems
- Completing management accounts and a monthly financial information pack for both CCHG Ltd and CCHM Ltd for review;
- Prepare store P&L accounts to highlight and investigate discrepancies in order to maximise profitability;
- Historic and predictive cash flow reporting;
- Responsibility for all final monthly General Ledger balances. Ensure there is a rigorous month end close process including the preparation/review of month end balance sheet reconciliations and maintenance and update of control accounts, including (but not limited to) :
o Bank reconciliations
o Trade creditors and debtors
o All payroll control accounts
o Fixed asset register
o Monthly stock valuation
- Assisting the Finance Director in the preparation and maintenance of budgets and forecasts;
- Ensuring the company is compliant with VAT and tax regulations and preparation of appropriate VAT returns;
- Assisting with year-end audit;
- Providing ad hoc analysis as requested by the Finance Director.
- Assisting and training junior members of staff in accounting procedures.

Skills & Qualifications:
This role requires a proactive and analytical person to prepare store and group-level management accounts and analysis. They are looking for an ambitious individual, willing to learn quickly to ensure the smooth running of this fast-paced finance function.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
- Be a newly-qualified or part-qualified accountant with prior experience in a management accountant role;
- Be comfortable with double-entry accruals accounting;
- Have strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail;
- Have good communication skills - frequent interaction with the Directors and external stakeholders is involved with the role;
- Have advanced knowledge of Excel and Sage 50 (essential)

This role is a full time position for 40 hours per week. In return they offer a competitive salary and access to a Workplace Pension with Employer contributions.
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