Finance Manager/ Accountant

Mature Accountants ltd
Bradford, UK
10 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a well-established Builders Merchants based in Bradford. The business is looking for a Finance Manager to replace the current incumbent who is retiring shortly. You will be reporting to the C.E.O. The business wishes to extend the use of its Pegasus Opera 3 software and expert users of this software will be favoured.


Primary responsibilities
  • To ensure that the day-to-day transactions and financial records are accurate through adequate reconciliation processes.
  • Day-to-day transactions - responsibility for recording transactions in the accounting system and reconciliations.
  • Controlling receipt of purchase invoices and obtaining appropriate authorisation
  • Purchase ledger control - maintaining accurate supplier balances, proposal of payment runs within credit periods, set-up of the online payments, within cash flow constraints
  • Sales ledger control - maintaining accurate customer balances, analysis of daybooks and performing and timely credit control.
  • Bank reconciliations need to be performed daily/weekly, as needed.
  • Data entry is mainly purchase invoices and bank transactions and monthly journals including wages and salaries provided by the payroll department.
  • Preparing and submitting monthly management accounts with analysis and including Profit and Loss, Reforecast, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet.
  • To maintain effective and efficient working relationships with all colleagues within the Company.
  • To support the C.E.O. in the introduction and embedding of Pegasus Opera 3 software, systems and controls to strengthen financial management of the Company.
  • To support the C.E.O. in the financial analysis of the Company's products and services, costings, pricing and associated margins.
  • To support the C.E.O. in the evaluation of new commercial development opportunities and the preparation of business case proposals.
  • This Job Profile is not exhaustive. It will also be subject to periodic review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the business.

Candidate Profile and range of experience
  • Professionally part/qualified at CIMA, ACCA, ACA or AAT level.
  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience in a comparable environment/ business.
  • Demonstrable practical experience in a similar role, preferably within a fast-moving commercial environment.
  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of performing full reconciliations and analysis as basic part of the work.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of Excel and Word.
  • Working knowledge of digital processes.
  • Working knowledge of Pegasus Opera 3 Accounting Software preferred.
  • Consistent attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • The ability to self-manage and prioritise and planning of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
  • Self-motivating and able to use initiative in combination with common sense.
  • The versatility to enjoy and thrive within a dynamic small company environment.
  • Ability to work independently with the professional insight to know when to escalate an issue.
  • Confident with an outgoing and positive personality.
  • Effective communicator.

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