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Accountant (Housing, Building & Construction)

GBR Recruitment Limited
Leicester, UK
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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GBR Recruitment are working in partnership with a leading new build home development / building company based in the East Midlands recruiting for an experienced new build housing development / building & construction Accountant (who is AAT L3 / L4 qualified, or part qualified in CIMA or part qualified in ACCA) to join the accounts / finance team.

You must have WIP (work in progress) accounting experience & house costings experience as well as management accounts preparation experience in order to be considered for this role

This is a key Accountancy role within a very successful business proactively managing x3 within the accounts team (accounts clerk / purchase ledger clerk & an assistant accountant) supporting the Finance Manager in producing accurate management accounts.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a people centric construction business that offers real career development opportunities (as well as contributing towards qualifications costs) working within a fun fast paced environment.


* Reconciling WIP (Work in Progress) Accounts & producing costings

* Producing monthly margin reports per house plot as well as reconciling management accounts

* Preparing and processing monthly prepayments, accruals and journals

* Reconciling balance sheet control accounts

* Analysing overhead costs and reviewing against set budgets and discussing it with the budget holders

* Posting cash-book and reconciling to nominal/ bank statements

* Processing house sales, allocating cash & reconciling control accounts

* Leading purchase/sale/cash-book ledgers

* Day to day management of the accounts team, including appraisals, absence management, employee relations and recruitment of new members

* Processing business expense / mileage claims

* Processing credit card expenditure & reconcile to control accounts

* Assist in the year end processes, auditing & budgeting

* Understanding and improving accounting / finance controls and procedures

Experience & Skills Required:

* Qualified to AAT Level 3 (working towards Level 4) or AAT Level 4 or part CIMA / part ACCA qualified

* Experience in a new build development / construction sector Accountancy / Finance role, carrying out similar duties as listed

* Have experience of overseeing a small Accounts team (2+ ideally)

* Computer-literate with strong excel skills

* Strong organisational skills and problem-solving ability

* Experience of using Microsoft NAV (used to be known as E-Vision) is beneficial

Interviews to take place immediately for the right calibre of candidate, with an immediate start for the right person

Commutable from: Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Coventry, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coalville, Loughborough, Rugby, Daventry, Market Harborough & surrounding areas close to these
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