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Assistant Management Accountant

Conservatory Outlet
West Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
14 Dec 2020

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Assistant Management Accountant

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the London Stock Exchange Group's Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020.

Conservatory Outlet Ltd is an industry-leading manufacturer of home improvement products spanning contemporary extensions, conservatories, orangeries, roofs, glass, windows and doors. Part of a £40m+ turnover Group that also owns and runs two of the North's most successful retail installers, we're proud to have been awarded 'Manufacturer of the Year' status at the Wakefield Business Awards.

Following unprecedented growth, we are recruiting for an Assistant Management Accountant to work in our busy Finance department. Your role will involve the preparation of the monthly management account packs to include:

Profit and loss accounts;

Balance sheets;

Cash flows;



Variance analysis and commentaries.

This role requires a proactive approach and provides a great development opportunity for the right candidate.


You should be at AAT qualified and be studying towards a professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a finance role.

You will have a positive outlook, be highly motivated with a can-do approach, enthusiastic and committed. A strong focus on doing the right thing for the customer, creating win-wins and displaying energy and tenacity is a must. This a fast-paced evolving environment so be prepared to adapt well to change.

In return we offer a benefits package including pension, health cash plan and free parking.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 08.30am to 5.00pm.

Role Responsibilities

To produce accurate and timely management accounts and financial information;

To produce detailed monthly management account packs, including variance analysis and relevant commentary;

To ensure the purchase ledger, sales ledger, credit control, payroll, cash book and nominal ledger processes and reconciliations are completed to deadlines;

To identify system improvements across the business and to drive change as required;

To assist with the production of the annual statutory accounts in line with UK GAAP;

Calculation, presentation and payment of VAT;

Calculation and submission of monthly CIS returns and statements;

Processing of Monthly/Weekly Payroll;

Cash forecasting;

To provide support to the Finance Manager on ad-hoc projects

To assist in the control of income and expenditure and ensure spending is in line with budgets and set and agree departmental budgets;

To provide hands on support and holiday cover to the PL and SL functions when needed;

To interpret and communicate financial data to non-financial managers;

To liaise with suppliers and customers and be the main point for escalation of queries;

To assist with the integration and streamlining of the finance department where possible, and to maintain regular communication with other sites including site visits when required;

Person Attributes

AAT qualified and studying towards a professional accountancy qualification with minimum 3 years' experience;

Ability to analyse and interpret financial information;

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels with both financial and non-financial management;

Ideally has excellent knowledge of all the finance functions including sales ledger, purchase ledger and payroll.

Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to follow processes and produce measurable results;

The ability to demonstrate effective time management and prioritise tasks;

The ability to ensure processes are adhered to and results are delivered and measured in a timely and effective manner;

Strong IT Skills with sound working knowledge of the Sage Line 50 system (Account/Payroll) and strong Excel skills.

A strong team player with a can-do attitude and a proactive approach to work;

A professional and approachable manner;

A proactive approach to work with the ability to prioritise and manage own workload;

A willingness to undertake further training with the ability to implement learning into your daily work. Please send your CV and covering letter
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