Posted on 30 October 2018
We're looking for a talented management accountant, ideally with experience in Xero and manufacturing, to join our team and head our Northern office's accounts department.
We're the UK's leading school playground company, forward-thinking and progressive in our approach, with a fun-loving and hardworking family passionate about improving the play experiences and learning outcomes of children.
We need your positive attitude, experience and adaptability to help us grow even further as we continue on our mission and develop our in-
house manufacturing capabilities. We'll empower you and recruit an assistant to support you in handling the day-to-day financial activities, as you help drive forward the business, the department and our accounting processes.
You'll report to the technical director but work closely with all the directors and senior managers here, becoming a key part of that team and an integral person within the company.
You'll also develop close links with our Southern office's account's department, and have the mentorship of a consultant Financial Director that oversees and directs the accounting practices of both offices.
Please send your applications via email or apply via Indeed by 30th November 2018. Early applications are preferred as we're hoping to employ someone ASAP.
Relevant qualifications - CIMA preferred, then ACCA and ACA. AAT or Part-qualified with experience considered
Experience working as an accountant within a company, ideally with manufacturing
Experience in Xero - or at least a mindset for smart, automated processes and working in the cloud, and eager to learn Xero
Skilled in Microsoft Excel
Customer relationship experience
Management experience is a bonus
Loves numbers and the job
Diligent with keen attention to detail
Technically-minded and quick on computers
Builds relationships and client focused
Self-motivated and resourceful
Natural problem solver
Manages time and priorities well
Analytical with the ability to think strategically
Embodies a healthy lifestyle and enthusiasm for play!
Handle the financial activities of a £6M turnover business, growing to £10M (and beyond)
Help recruit and train an Accounts Assistant / Apprentice to take care of the main bookkeeping tasks
Speak directly with customers and provide exceptional service
Work with office and workshop / warehouse employees, and installers (employed and subcontractor)
Liase with suppliers
Budget with the department heads
Produce management accounts
Financial analysis and planning
Sales invoicing and credit control
Reconcile bank transactions
Payroll and expenses for over 40 staff
Installer payments and CIS deductions
Complete VAT and tax returns
Cash flow statements
Prepare the statutory accounts
Work with multiple legal entities
Collaborate across departments to continually improve processes and improve margins