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Management Accountant

Pharmacy2U Ltd
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22 Sep 2021

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Pharmacy2U is the UK's first and largest online pharmacy, we're a market leader in the pharmacy world, helping over 500,000 patients in England manage their NHS repeat prescriptions from request through to delivery.

For 20 years, we have used cutting-edge technology alongside our UK-based pharmacists, dispensing specialists and customer care advisers to help improve the lives of patients.

Our Leeds-based central dispensing facility is distributing medication to patients at a rate of over £1m+ items per month.

Pharmacy2U won the Amazon Growing Business of the Year Award 2018! The award marks a phenomenal year of growth and we wish to continue on this growth trajectory with the confidence and trust of our patients.

We're an ambitious company with big plans for the future and we're looking for high calibre individuals to join our team and help us.

Our aim is to further disrupt the industry for the benefit of patients with leadership that is passionate about building the skills and expertise of our teams- "come and join the rocket ship"- CEO Mark Livingstone.

Role Purpose

A key member of the Finance team, responsible for overseeing the Payroll Function.

Will work very closely with the Financial Controller to ensure the Payroll is completed and checked, developing the controls and processes as well as supporting the rest of the Finance team to assist Financial Planning & Control

Opportunity to play an instrumental role in shaping the Finance team throughout a period of significant growth (Achieved 100% of target growth for 20-21)

Essence of Role - Key Accountabilities

1. Responsible for overseeing the Payroll function to ensure that tasks are completed accurately and in line with the Payroll timetable

2. Responsible for delivering the monthly Payroll and ensuring it's accuracy and enabling the monthly payment to employees

3. Ensuring that the monthly Expenses are reviewed and authorised before making the payments and reconciling the account

4. Responsible for ensuring that Pension Contributions are submitted, PAYE payments, AOE & Child Maintenance.

5. Ensuring that the monthly reconciliations and journals for the Payroll are posted to the ledger

6. Developing processes and controls for the organisation to ensure timely information is acquired, and ensuring that all departments are adhering to the monthly processes

7. Working closely with HR and other departments to ensure accurate information is being communicated

8. Assisting in preparation of accurate Management Accounts

9. Balance Sheet and Control Account reconciliations and review - this involves understanding the different areas of the business and reconciling multiple different accounts

10. Preparation and review of other key financial reports as required

11. Assisting the Financial Controller with providing financial information to the business and completing ad-hoc financial and business projects

Knowledge, skills and experience required for role


· "Can do" approach with tenacity and strong desire to develop personal skills and experience in a dynamic, commercial environment

· Diligence to ensure work is completed to the highest standard; accurately and efficiently

· Takes full ownership of own role and objectives

· Team player - "hands on, sleeves up" approach

· Versatility and flexibility - ability to adapt to changes in agenda and task requirement

· Confident in own abilities but prepared to listen to, and learn from, managers and colleagues with more experience

· Inquisitive - prepared to question the status quo whilst maintaining respect for the views and decisions of your colleagues


· Experience of working in a pressured environment, delivering against tight deadlines

· Experience of working within company and ethical rules and regulations

· Experience of working in a highly accurate environment


· Part Qualified ACCA, CIMA, ACA - minimum 3 years working in a relevant role

· Experience overseeing Payroll function

· Experience of managing a team and developing colleagues

· Commercially focussed

· Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels

· Attention to detail in all aspects of role - consistently produces work to the highest standard

· Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

· Able to prioritise work based on deadlines and importance

· Strong personal drive

· Proactive in seeking guidance when working beyond current knowledge or experience

· An inquisitive approach to all aspects of role and willingness to challenge the status quo

· Experience in driving process change and ensuring a good control environment within the finance team

· A proven problem solver - proactive in identifying issues within area of responsibility, recommending solutions and in implementing agreed recommendations


· Be a good team player and proactively help fellow team members (and those in other teams) when they are busier

· Ambitious to learn and develop their career

· Tenacity and will to win

· Demonstrate professional conduct and respect for others at all times, both Pharmacy2U colleagues and our suppliers and partners

· Demonstrate a patient first approach at all times and strives to exceed patient expectations


· Passionate - The only way to do great work is to love what we do

· Ambitious -Healthy ambition fires us up without burning others

· Trusted - Trust grows from our endless pursuit of the very highest clinical standards

· Innovative - If there's a way to do it better. We find it

· Excellent - Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better

· Nurturing - Be a brain to pick, an ear to listen, a push in the right direction

· Team-focused - It is amazing what we can accomplish if we do not care who gets the credit

What can we offer
  • Hours - 40 hours a week full time. Mon to Fri
  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service plus bank holidays
  • Brand new head office at The Springs, first class office environment
  • Brand new facility in Bardon, with state of the art automation
  • Recently re-furbished pharmacy facility in Leeds, 14
  • Contributory pension (discounted insurance Aviva*)
  • Employee discount site (access to a great range of discounts on holiday bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending)
  • 25% Discount on staff health and beauty purchases
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Park Life Membership (exclusive offers and discounts for The Springs, Leeds)
  • Free onsite parking and refreshments
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Online Health and Wellbeing Resource
  • Discounted Gyms
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