Interim Management Accountant

Sharp Consultancy
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A local Sheffield SME are looking to hire an interim Management Accountant on A 12-month basis. The business are looking for someone to assist the Financial Controller with accounts production whilst also assisting the purchase ledger function. The ideal person will be AAT qualified or ACCA/CIMA part-qual but QBE's are welcomed to apply.

Your role will be to work autonomously on the Management Accounts production. You will ideally have experience with accruals, prepayments and journals and prepared accounts up to trial balance.

The job will involve the following duties:

*Preparation of specific parts of the monthly management accounts (including at least one business unit and central cost centres) in accordance with established procedures. To be completed within agreed reporting timescales
*Preparation of other elements of the monthly accounts (including group reporting) in accordance with established procedures and timescales
*Monthly review, analysis and commentary of the accounts prepared by the job holder to identify reasons for variances and following up with other departments actions that need to be taken. Challenge business performance and develop data to allow this. Reporting back to the business on results and plans/forecasts
*Understand the business cycle of the relevant departments in terms of what is being produced (and how) and what is sold
*Ensure the accuracy of standard costing systems, including a minimum annual review of the product standards involving liaising with production colleagues to ensure that product costing reflect the reality of what is happening on the factory floor
*Ensure product codes and business reporting structure is at a required level to properly and fairly report the business area's gross margins
*Provide finance support to the allocated business areas including weekly review of costs with the operations team and review of product profitability
*Weekly critical review of flash estimates made by the allocated business area to ensure that they have been produced on a reasonable basis

The ideal candidate will be bright and able to work autonomously. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are also desirable (v look-ups/macros/pivot tables). Depending on experience you will see a return of £18,000-25,000 for 37.5 hours work. The selected individual will become part of a highly successful, sales focused business who are constantly trying to expand. We expect a great deal of response to this role so please ensure your CV is written to the highest standard possible.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

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