MELT Property has a vacancy for a Qualified Accountant / Finance Manager to join a successful and growing team. The role is based in our rural office near Rutland water.
Who are we? MELT Property is the parent company for the MELT group of companies whose activities include Property Development and Investment Property Management. Property Development is a complex industry and we expect a lot from our office and site teams. The position requires close interaction with the Director and senior management team.
You will become a key team member providing financial assistance/decision making support to the senior management team. The key responsibilities in this role will include providing timely management information to the business Director ensuring all group reporting deadlines are met, as well as providing leadership to the finance team, initially this will be one finance assistant.
You will build good inter-department relationships through regular interaction with other department heads to ensure all current key issues are addressed thoroughly and all potential costs/liabilities are understood by all.
The job holder will be required to demonstrate a strategic and commercial understanding of the business and its environment, to contribute effectively in business development decisions. A thorough approach, with an eye for detail, he/she will need to guarantee that effective controls are in place and working, combined with ensuring the integrity of the financial ledgers.
The successful individual will need to take responsibility for dealing with bookkeeping, supplier payments, preparing annual accounts, filing company information in accordance with statutory requirements and management reporting.
This is a hands-on role and candidates will need to be prepared to roll up their sleeves to get things done. The initial focus will involve a degree of set-up work to be completed which involves creating, streamlining and documenting processes and procedures.
You will be expected to deal with lenders, set up new loan and finance facilities and identify new and more efficient sources of finance for the businesses to meet their cashflow requirements.
Management of an assistant accountant
Ownership of all accounting timetables to meet statutory and internal reporting deadlines
Day to day operational accounting and reconciliations
Preparation of monthly management information
Financial forecasts and annual budget preparation
Cash flow forecasting and working capital improvement
Liaising with external accountants and other relevant third parties
Reporting and improving on key KPI's for the businesses
Annual statement submissions and dormant accounts filings
Project work as required
Managing cashflow, dealing with lenders and sourcing finance to meet the business's cashflow and expenditure requirements
The ideal candidate will possess:
If this sounds appealing to you we will require:
That you will have a proven ability to work to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise their work in accordance with the demands of the business internal reporting requirements, as well as managing a small finance team. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are required as well as being fully conversant with Microsoft Office, particularly excel.
Candidates should be a qualified accountant possessing either ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualifications with sufficient years PQE preferably with industry experience and can demonstrate currency in management appraisal and financial evaluation in a commercial environment. Previous experience in dealing with the acquisition of businesses and/or properties would also be an advantage. A high level of IT literacy and previous experience using QuickBooks would be preferable. The job holder will also need to be prepared to deal with urgent issues via email or phone outside of working hours. We expect our team to be willing to go the extra mile in order to get the job done.
If you have the right skills and experience & would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you.
Salary £50-£55,000, depending on skills and experience.
The position will initially be based near Rutland water, but it may be possible to work part-time from home once you are established in the position. The role may also require travel to meetings in London or to development sites or other properties in London, Gloucestershire or Kent.
Hours of work are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £50,000.00-£55,000.00 per year depending on experience.
No Agencies please -we will not accept speculative CVs as a means of introduction
Application deadline: 30/09/2021