Management Accountant - Leeds (LS)

Accountancy - Qualified
Ref: 259 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 Nov 2020
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Optimum Recruitment Group are proud to be working with this successful logistics business based in Leeds, to appoint to a newly created Management Accountant opportunity.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for managing a team of 3 and take responsibility for the production of both management and financial accounts.  A hands-on technical role, you will ideally be a qualified or finalist stage accountant with demonstrable experience.

Your duties would include:

  • Producing monthly management accounts, profit and loss and balance sheets including all associated reconciliations.
  • Producing weekly flash reports.
  • Undertaking variance analysis and providing commentary.
  • Involvement in the budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Producing the annual statutory accounts, supervising all year end activity and supporting the external audit processes.
  • Responsibility for VAT.
  • Overseeing all purchase ledger and payroll activities including all year-end duties.

As the successful candidate you need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An accounting qualification or be a finalist stage studier (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Good financial accounting background with strong knowledge of accounting standards.
  • Strong systems and internal controls management.
  • Advanced excel skills including v look ups, pivot tables etc.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate financial information to non-finance management
  • Knowledge and understanding of payroll processes.

Consideration will also be given to a first time mover from practice or a qualified by experience accountant.

Salary dependent on skills and experience.