Group Management Accountant

AFR Consulting
From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
07 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This family owned company has grown rapidly to become a leading retailer and established brand within their sector. With roots firmly placed in Lancashire and turnover in excess of £150m the business has been acquisitive over recent years and is about to embark on a major investment to develop their sales and service offering. A fantastic opportunity has been created for an ambitious, qualified accountant to join the group as a Management Accountant, with clear development to Financial Controller over a 9-12 month period for the right candidate. This role will be responsible for five people across different sites and requires an individual willing to step up and be the number 2 to the Group Finance Director. With a high level of exposure to the board and line managers in the business, responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for 3 divisions to tight reporting deadlines
  • Monthly forecasts, and preparation of annual budgets
  • Business partnering line managers with financial analysis
  • Pro-active cost and profitability / cash flow analysis
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and liaison with external auditors
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns and associated Intrastat reporting
  • Implementation of systems and processes
  • Integration of new acquisitions and investments into reporting structure
  • The role requires a good team player, able to build credible working relationships with stakeholders at all levels across different sites. You will develop a close working relationship with a busy Finance Director, acting as the go to person for support and queries providing a buffer for day to day problems and issues. In return you will receive support and mentorship towards developing your full potential. The ideal candidate would have excellent computer skills, able to operate diverse bespoke systems and willing to suggest improvements and look at new ways of doing things. You will be based in a modern working environment and will receive an attractive salary / benefits package and the opportunity to improve earnings as you take on more responsibility. Please apply now to be considered for this Qualified Accountant vacancy in Preston. If you are interested in Finance Manager or Financial Controller vacancies in Lancashire and Greater Manchester please forward your CV to AFR Consulting and we can support your job search!

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