Management Accounts Supervisor

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THE READER ORGANISATION
Location
Liverpool
Posted
15 Mar 2019
Closes
27 Mar 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This role calls for an exceptionally highly-motivated and dedicated person who shares our values. This is a diverse role that requires an ability to maintain a financial overview, undertake day to day transactions and be adaptable to the needs of the organisation. This role will give you exposure to the full breadth of the management accounting function.

Key responsibilities:

  • To support the Finance Manager in managing the core finance function of the organisation including the Community Interest Company trading subsidiary
  • Maintain both Sales and Purchase Ledger, ensuring all invoices are dealt with in a timely manner using the Sage accounting system
  • Purchase order processing
  • Weekly bank reconciliations
  • Cash management including weekly payment runs, cash banking and petty cash
  • Weekly & Monthly payroll completion
  • Pension submissions to pension providers
  • Credit Control including liaising with customers to resolve issues
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements including liaising with suppliers to resolve issues
  • Company credit card processing
  • Staff and Volunteer expenses processing ensuring adherence to financial procedures
  • Month-end accounts preparation to trial balance including accrual and prepayment journals as required
  • Assist with month-end balance sheet reconciliations
  • Provide meaningful support and guidance to Finance Assistant
  • Support non-finance staff as required including providing advice and guidance on best practise and financial procedures
  • Any other duties as directed by the Finance Manager

This is an exciting time to join the Finance Team as we work towards opening Calderstones Mansion House and introduce new income sources for the organisation.

This role could be for you if you:

  • Are systematic and organised in your approach with an ability to follow things through
  • Are good at interacting with people and see finance as an enabler within an organisation
  • Are kind, yet bold
  • Are comfortable working in a changing environment
  • Do what it takes to get the job done
  • Can seize opportunities
  • Are committed to on-going learning

Person Specification:

Experience

  • Proven experience of recording accounting transactions and maintaining accounting records (E)
  • Experience of management accounts production (D)
  • Understanding of VAT treatment in a trading and non-trading environment (D)
  • Experience of working in a charitable organisation (D)

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills. Able to demonstrate empathy and to be able with to view situations from different perspectives and to work collaboratively with others (E)
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise workload and meet deadlines (E)
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently, use initiative and solve problems creatively and to take an active approach to personal learning and development (E)
  • Proven ability to work supportively and effectively within and across teams and build good working relationships (E)
  • Keen eye for detail and a high level of accuracy (E)

Knowledge/ Technical Skills

  • AAT qualified to Level 4 or equivalent (or able to evidence considerable experience to support Level 3) (E)
  • Experience of using Sage Line 50 and Sage Payroll (D)
  • Good rounded knowledge of financial procedures and processes (E)
  • Strong understanding of double entry bookkeeping including accruals and prepayments (E)
  • I.T. literate (Microsoft Word/ Excel) (E)

Special Circumstances

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the wider work of The Reader Group, and its social mission, values and purpose (E)

* E = Essential D = Desirable

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