Management Accountant

Key Appointments Ltd
Leeds, UK
09 Oct 2019
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have the opportunity to join a UK based, global distributor of surfactants, speciality chemicals and pharmaceutical ingredients based in Leeds City Centre as a Management Accountant.

As a Management Accountant your core responsibility would be to assist the Finance Manager in producing group monthly management accounts, maintaining the accuracy of the general ledger and business analysis. The successful candidate will therefore have good knowledge of nominal ledger, purchase ledger, sales ledger, profit and loss, balance sheet, bank reconciliations, accruals and prepayments as well as trial balance to full accounts.

The ideal applicant will be enthusiastic and looking to progress within the company. Study support options can be considered on successful completion of probationary period.


* To prepare monthly management accounts for subsidiary Group Companies, investigating and explaining any variances versus budget and prior year.
* Assist with preparation of monthly prepayments and accruals schedule
* Reconciliation and declaration of consignment stock movements on a monthly basis.
* Daily cashbook maintenance and reconciliations
* Maintenance of sales & purchase ledger
* Assist with VAT calculations & submissions
* To update & report sales rep area figures.
* Completion of National Statistics requirements.
* Bank reconciliations.
* Assist with payroll calculations
* To deal with supplier queries in a timely and professional manner.
* Completing monthly intercompany reconciliations
* Maintaining customer rebate schedules
* Processing and posting of foreign currency supplier payments taking into account current cash flow position.
* Completing monthly balance sheet reconciliations & investigating anomalies
* To maintain fixed asset registers and records for all Group Companies.
* To assist in the annual statutory audit & deal with queries in a professional manner
* To assist in the preparation of year-end financial statements & annual financial budgets
* To provide cover for other members of the department as required.
* To perform any other tasks that may reasonably be required within the Finance Department.


* Accuracy and attention to detail - Essential
* Ability to work to strict reporting deadlines - Essential
* Good Communicator - being able to interact with all levels within the business - Essential
* Team player - Essential
* Ability to assist non-finance managers understand the financial aspects of their roles - Essential
* Computer Literacy (Intermediate MS Excel and MS Office) - Essential
* Sage ERP - Desirable
* Able to work on own and as part of a team
* Problem solver


* AAT Qualified or part qualified (ACCA; CIMA) seeking progression
* Minimum 1 year experience within a finance team


* Full time position - 5 days per week
* Hours: 9am to 5pm
* Office based (Leeds city centre) - with occasional travel to the Group's other locations
* Study support available on successful completion of probationary period

To apply for this role, please apply with an up to date CV detailing how your experience matches the requirement of the role.

Key Appointments UK Ltd will assess your suitability for the role based on the information contained in your CV and application. This includes, skills, experience, education and location.

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