Management Accountant - Harrogate & Ripon (HG)

Accountancy - Part Qualified
Ref: 263 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 Nov 2020
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Optimum Recruitment Group are proud to be working exclusively with an amazing growth business based in Harrogate who are looking to appoint to a newly created role of Management Accountant.

The purpose of the role is to provide management support for all accounting activities and ensure the timescales for monthly reporting are adhered to. A keen eye for detail is required and there is great exposure to a wide range of areas, providing good opportunities in line with their growth plans. 

This role would suit either a finalist stage studier or newly qualified accountant.  Demonstrable experience of working within an SME environment would be essential.

  • Prepare monthly management accounts, related reports and commentary for group companies. 
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of forecasts.
  • Prepare other ad hoc reports as required.
  • Monitor and report on cashflow.
  • Work with the finance team to agree inter-company reconciliations.
  • Liaise with the team on any issues/discrepancies with the monthly management accounts or reconciliations and work with the team to resolve any queries. 
  • Assist in audit queries and information for preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Prepare tax returns, such as VAT reports.
  • Maintain controls and processes.
  • Coach other members of the team on accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll matters.  Support them to resolve problems and queries.

The above list of responsibilities are not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake other responsibilities and training as requested by your line manager.

As the successful candidate you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

  • Actively in the process of obtaining ACCA or CIMA qualification or recently newly qualified.
  • Able to demonstrate relevant experience in a Management Accountant role.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Navision an advantage.

Salary up to £40k depending on skills and experience plus benefits.