Forestdale Business Services
London (Greater)
15 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountant – £50,000 to £55,000 (rising to £60k DOE) + bonuses – Mitcham, Surrey

The Role

Forestdale Business Services are looking for an experienced and flexible senior finance professional to take on a position as an Accountant. The position encompasses quite a few responsibilities outside of the company accounts, so you should be willing and prepared to work autonomously and take on a wide and varied role with great responsibility.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, running the day to day operation and finance functions of the business. The ideal candidate should possess proficient computing skills on Excel and Sage accounting, be a team player who can expand and develop the accounts role over time to include general operational roles. This is an exciting and lucrative opportunity to take on a challenging role.

The key responsibilities of an Accountant include, but are not limited to:

Performing intercompany reconciliation of bank accounts and statements on a regular basis
Preparing and posting journals, reporting on profit and loss and handling sales and purchase ledger accounts
Performing credit control and credit card analysis
Handling the payroll for 46 staff
Producing monthly management accounts and statutory returns for VAT, Corporation Tax
Maintaining compliance to HMRC and overseeing the company audit, working with external auditors and third parties
Looking after the Company’s HR responsibilities and some facilities management duties, including the utilities, business rates, company insurance etc.
Overseeing the general welfare of the business as a whole

The Company

Forestdale Business Services Ltd is a family owned business, incorporated in 1975 as a supplier of janitorial and hygiene products and one of the largest independent wholesalers in the country. The business has grown significantly to £13m group turnover with 46 full time staff, which includes our dedicated and knowledgeable customer service team who are waiting on your call!

At Forestdale, we are committed to serving our customers with quality products, superb value and unparalleled service. We have three fully stocked warehouses and our own fleet of vehicles to service your deliveries. All our customers are served from our sales office, within our warehouse and distribution centre based in Mitcham, Surrey.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of an Accountant:

Proven accounts experience in a similar role with a track record of meeting and exceeding targets/KPI’s
Flexible, strong organisational skills and able to manage multiple workstreams in a challenging and fast-paced environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a team player who can establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Proficiency in Excel and Sage accounting, with excellent computer skills overall

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more

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