Business Accountant

The Climbing Academy Group Ltd
Bristol, UK
03 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Climbing Academy is a group of 4 indoor climbing walls - 2 in Bristol and 2 in Glasgow. We have grown from one wall that we opened 10 years ago and plan to continue this growth by expanding existing centres and opening new ones. We're expanding one of our walls in Bristol this summer and our 5th wall is due to open late in 2020. It's a fast moving, customer focused environment with friendly staff and a good vibe.

Until now we have been working with a freelance senior bookkeeper, a junior bookkeeper, a firm of external accountants and an external management accountant. Our senior bookkeeper is moving on so we are looking to bring more of the work in house (we will maintain a relationship with our external accountants). This role is central to this change. This position needs to get involved with the overall business and add value wherever possible - this is an excellent opportunity to put your stamp on the role and make improvements to existing processes.

This role will report to our Business Development Director. Alan who holds this role is based in Glasgow but our accounts team and external accountants are based in Bristol. Therefore you will need to be able to work independently with remote support. Alan visits Bristol regularly.
The Role
  • Weekly posting and reconciliation of multiple bank accounts
  • Weekly cash flow management
  • Monthly posting and reconciliation of various income accounts - credit card, Stripe, Move GB
  • Monthly sales journal posting from till sales system.
  • Checking and approving weekly supplier pay runs
  • Month end process: creating and posting journals, prepayments and accruals, carrying out intercompany charging, calculating depreciation, checking month entries are correct, reviewing P&L. All to produce monthly reports to deadline.
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Run monthly and 4-weekly payroll including managing bike and child care schemes. Post payroll journals into finance software and reconcile all payroll accounts at month end
  • Run company pension scheme (NEST)
  • Process sales invoices and credit notes
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Preparation and running of all payroll year end duties
  • Providing reports and finance advice to staff members as required
  • Provide support to Finance Assistant who is responsible for purchase ledger, supplier pay runs and credit control
  • Setting budgets and assisting Managers with budget queries and reports
  • Managing new suppliers and corporate customers
  • Running year-end process and preparing end of year accounts
About you
Experience is what we value most. You must have genuine experience of the finance areas described above and, if possible, you'll be a part qualified accountant or fully qualified through AAT. You might also be qualified through experience which we see as also valid.

You'll have experience with Quickbooks online and ideally Moneysoft payroll software.

You'll know your way around spreadsheets - preferably google sheets.

You must be a confident communicator, flexible and self-motivated with a high level of organisation and attention to detail.

If you are studying, or wish to, we will support this.

Please send us a CV and a one page covering letter setting out what you will bring to this job.

Applications who do not send a one page covering letter will NOT be considered.

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