Intec UK Limited
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Accountant - Temporary until March 2018


The role is to manage the accounting activities of one of the company's wholly owned subsidiaries, which has an office in Lancaster in the UK and one in North Carolina, USA.

The Management Accountant will ensure monthly management accounts are provided in line with requirements, the accuracy of the trial balance and full control of the accounts, including consolidating both the UK and US operations. They will work closely with the Finance Administrator in the US to achieve an accurate US P&L.

In addition to this, the post-holder will manage the fleet of vehicles and be the first point of contact for any queries pertaining to the organisation's company car scheme.

Deal with internal and external queries, including responding to emails/telephone calls in a timely manner.

Provide an accurate forecast of Management Accounts as required to confirm an up to date picture of the business and to establish whether the business is on or off track against the annual budget.

Produce year-end accounts by the stated deadlines, chasing supplier invoices and if not received, calculating accruals for outstanding expense items so that an accurate picture is provided for year end.

Check nominal ledgers for consistency and liaise with the teams and suppliers to make sure that all relevant information is accounted for correctly and to month-end deadlines.

Present management accounts with commentary in a timely manner to the Corporate Planning Manager for the month-end finance meetings, reviewing the annual forecast and taking into account actual performance.

Compilation of annual budget with input from both the UK and US operations team and suppliers. Managing their input to ensure a realistic and achievable budget is built for submission.

Production and reconciliation of quarterly VAT return and ECC lists for submission to HMRC. This requires checking VAT codes and reconciling balances to the Nominal Ledger. Compliance with HMRC requirements also means checking all VAT registrations to ensure legitimacy.

Responsible for credit control, maintaining cash flow to make certain payments and ensure customer receipts are made and received in a timely manner.

Production of sales invoices in various currencies. Analysis of margin of activity to ascertain the profitability of the job.

Check all supplier and expense invoices (of different currencies), ensuring all expenses conform to policies and purchase orders. Deal with issues that may arise from this, flagging with Senior Management as appropriate.

Ensure all employee expenses are received in a timely manner and are signed off as per company delegation of authorities and comply with the Expenses Policy. Check that all receipts match, the correct exchange rate is being used for conversion and all mileage claims and dates are valid.

Daily reconciliation to ensure that the Cash Book and Bank accounts are in agreement, investigating any issues, including those which may arise from time delays, through discussion with the Bank. Production of cashbooks.

Preparation, review and analysis of a monthly balance sheet for review on a quarterly basis.

Ensure the correct treatment of any exchange difference in foreign currency, ensuring that the correct exchange rate is being applied

Process payments and consultants expenses, ensuring that all other expenditure is properly processed as per delegation of signing authorities

Control and reconciliation of petty cash

Provide Auditors with required information, answering queries and acting as a point of contact for them

Support the Corporate Planning Manager with ad-hoc projects as may from time to time be requested

US-Specific Support

Work closely with and oversee the work of the Finance Administrator in the US office, ensuring all US sales invoices are raised in a timely manner, purchase invoices are coded correctly, salaries and wages are paid on time and are processed adequately to the US ledger

Ensure all accruals and prepayments are processed at period cut offs

The Finance Administrator also manages the US Bank account and this role needs to work to ensure a timely cash flow forecast is generated

ACA/ACCA/ CIMA qualified and/or with a substantive and robust track record of experience in a commercial finance environment

Experience of the interpretation, analysis and explanation of financial information to non-financial stakeholders, with experience of understanding the commercial implications of all financial data

Experience of using financial management systems such as Sage Line 50, Sun or QuickBooks

Logical and numerate, with good financial, analytical skills and reporting skills

Ability to work independently and resourcefully without close supervision, in a 'remote' office location from line manager and colleagues (e.g. in the US)

Ability to work toward tight deadlines and to manage priorities, with good personal organisation and time management skills

Customer focused, with a high degree of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

networks and systems (e.g. Microsoft Office) and accounting packages to acquire,

manipulate and disseminate information

For more information please contact Leanne at Intec UK

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