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Management Accountant

  • Location

    Chorley

  • Discipline:

    Finance & Audit

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £37,000 - £42,000

  • Email:

    nwhitaker@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    NW/15884

  • Published:

    3 months ago

A rapidly growing and highly acquisitive company based in Chorley are currently looking to recruit a Management Accountant on a permanent basis. This position would suit a candidate who is ambitious and extremely driven to progress at speed through their career. Working closely to the Finance Manager and Financial Controller you will have the following responsibilities; 

  • Complete the monthly management accounts preparation, within the month end timetable
  • Contribute to the monthly Finance packs providing accurate and meaningful commentary to the Finance Manager/Finance Director
  • Own divisional/departmental reporting, producing accurate accounts and informative commentary; attending monthly operational meetings as key finance representative raising financial issues where necessary and ensuring timely follow-up of actions
  • Complete, review and challenge balance sheet reconciliation items with the team members ensuring accuracy and the timely rectification of reconciling items
  • Complete the monthly data warehouse reconciliations
  • Complete the preparation of annual statutory accounts and tax calculations for the Finance Manager to review
  • Lead the year-end audit timetable, liaising with internal and external stakeholders and contributors to ensure accounts signed to timetable
  • Assist the FP&A Manager with the budgeting and re-forecasting process
  • Completion of VAT returns for review by the Finance Manager
  • Collate and analyse data and produce routine and complex reports
  • Keep abreast of Accounting Standards and Tax legislation and update processes accordingly
  • Preparation of quarterly corporation tax calculations, 10 working days before the payment deadline
  • Assist in due diligence as and when required
  • Assist in integrating any acquisitions in line with the agreed integration plan
  • Participation in companywide projects taking responsibility for completion of tasks assigned to you, liaising with other departments when required
  • Actively build positive relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues as required
  • Work with the Finance Manager to ensure business continuity within your team, should anyone, including yourself be absent from work
  • Maintain a record of business processes and document new processes as and when required
  • Constantly review the processes and procedures and identify areas for improvement, looking particularly for areas where we can automate tasks and improve efficiency
  • Deputise for the Finance Manager when absent
  • Ad-hoc activities as determined by the CFO, Finance Director or Finance Manager

In order to be considered for the vacancy you will be a Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). You will be educated to ‘A’ level/degree standard with a proven experience of working in a finance environment to MA level. Having experience using SAGE accountancy package as well as excellent excel skills would be of benefit.