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Financial Controller/Management Accountant

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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17 Sep 2021

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Management Accountant, Financial Controller, Benfleet, Rayleigh £35,000, 12 month FTC

Our client is a successful Construction and Highways business based in Benfleet who have been established for over 30 years. A hard working team who all pitch in to allow the job to be done in any area and a friendly and approachable company, with substantial investment they have been able to grow the business and therefore you will be joining a successful and growing business. Due to changes and growth they are looking to recruit a hands-on Financial Controller/Management Accountant to join their team on a 12-month FTC with a strong option of being permanent after too.

Paying up to £35,000 you will be responsible in ensuring the effective financial management and reporting for the business and actively contribute towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the organisation as a key member of the Management Team.

Financial Management

  • To oversee the financial controls in the business thereby safeguarding its assets.
  • To implement effective cash management strategies for the business.
  • To deliver continuous improvement of financial information provided to the business to support decision making


  • Preparing month end payments
  • BACs run
  • Checking and reconciling credit cards
  • Credit card allocations for payments
  • Bank Reconciliation and forecast, for Current and ID accounts - on Sage and cashflow forecast
  • CSA payments and Attachment of earnings deduction
  • Credit control
  • Month end accounts to Trial Balance
  • Monthly cost allocations
  • Fixed Asset register additions and deletions, and depreciation
  • Payroll Journals
  • Hire Purchase processing
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Journal entry
  • Liaison with auditors, banks and investors.
  • Payroll Payments
  • Checking Payroll Values

Person and experience needed

  • Strong Management Accounting/Senior Finance experience ideally within a fast-paced SME
  • Construction industry experience would be ideal
  • Willingness to pitch in and get involved in supporting transaction duties such as ledgers if needed
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in cash planning and forecasting
  • Experience of liaising with auditors, banks and board members.
  • Excellent excel skills including pivot tables, lookups, formulas and reporting
  • Sage 50 would be an advantage too

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