Management Accountant

Zoek Pin Darlington - This Area Only

28000.0000 - 38000.0000

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 43 days ago

We are looking for a ManagementAccountant to join our team.

This role would suit either a part / full qualified Accountant QBE will be considered and will provide excellent visibility and exposure into a research-based organisation with a high number of grant funded projects.

Essential for this role you should be able to demonstrate your capability for being an effective finance professional with a keen eye for detail with a good level of knowledge of accounting principles focusing on processing, preparation and reporting of month end accounts.

  • Processing of financial transactions in the sales, purchase, cashbook and general ledgers, maintaining accurate records and being proactive to resolve any issues
  • Prepare timetable for monthly close-down and process month end management account journals, including payroll, work-in-progress, income recognition, accruals and prepayments
  • Prepare Balance Sheet and Income Statement reconciliations and resolve any issues and report on variances, data must be accurate, fully evidenced and in line with GAAP
  • Prepare, review and submit VAT returns in accordance with the VAT regulations and reconcile against the Financials and control accounts
  • Maintain the fixed asset register, recording additions, disposals and impairments by using the appropriate accounting policies, procedures, forms and controls

This is a Hybrid role, working both from home and from the office, with the option to work from 2 of our UK sites, Edinburgh EH25 or the Darlington DL1 Hub locations. Travel to other UK sites may be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Management Accounts:

  • Prepare timetable for monthly close-down and process month end management account journals, including payroll, work-in-progress, income recognition, accruals and prepayments
  • Prepare Balance Sheet and Income Statement reconciliations and resolve any issues and report on variances, data must be accurate, fully evidenced and in line with GAAP.
  • Prepare, review and submit VAT returns in accordance with the VAT regulations and reconcile against the Financials and control accounts
  • Maintain the fixed asset register, recording additions, disposals and impairments by using the appropriate accounting policies, procedures, forms and controls
  • Prepare, calculate and process monthly depreciation and capital grants released including the preparation and reconciliation of the fixed asset lead schedule against the general ledger accounts
  • Operational analysis, review and report on variances and resolve any discrepancies
  • Maintain annual costings FEC Overhead recovery, asset and site costings
  • Assist with the preparation of the cash flow plans, budgets and forecasting
  • Assist with Corporation Tax and R&D tax credit calculations
  • Support with the preparation of the Management Account and the Year End Statutory pack for the Board & company’s auditors

Financial tasks:

  • Support SOP and sales invoice processing ensuring all coding to Project, GL and VAT are accurate
  • Support Credit Control duties including the management of DD and card collection services
  • Ensuring the sales orderbook is maintained and reconcile to the CRM system
  • Support Daily cash book processing, bank management & reconciliations
  • Lead on POP, Purchase invoice & expense processing ensuring all coding to Project, GL and VAT are accurate
  • Weekly / monthly KPI reporting

Project Finance & Grant Support:

  • Support on commercial projects with analysis of Work in Progress and resource planning
  • Assist with project cash flow plans, budgets and forecasting

Other Activities:

  • Supporting the Head of Finance and other finance team members to meet deadlines and covering essential roles when required
  • Ensure the continual review and improvement or procedures and key controls
  • Contract management reviews to support accounting treatments
  • Any other ad-hoc duties required to meet the objectives and targets of the department
  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety and co-operate with management, so far as is necessary, to enable compliance with health and safety requirements

System Development & Process Maintenance:

  • In consultation with the Head of Finance, plan, organise and initiate systems and processes to deliver effective and efficient financial monitoring and management information

Coaching And Mentoring:

  • Coach, Mentor and support training

REQUIREMENTS

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • AT/HND, Accounting Degrees or equivalent

Desirable

  • Qualified Accountant or working towards CIMA or equivalent Study package available

Skills/Abilities:

Essential

  • Proven experience of completing month-end processes to agreed timetable and to a high degree of accuracy
  • Preparation of month end reporting and commentary
  • To work independently to prioritise their own work to ensure deadlines are met
  • The ability to act on own initiative and be proactive in suggesting areas of improvement
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Essential experience in the use of Microsoft programmes including outlook and Excel

Desirable

  • Xero, ApprovalMax and WorkflowMax
  • Currently tendering for new finance system

Knowledge/ Experience

Essential

  • Experience in processing financial transaction in sales, purchase, expenses, cash ledgers and GL journals
  • Experience in preparing complex reconciliations and journals
  • Fixed Asset Management and Reconciliation
  • Month end reconciliations and preparation on month end reporting
  • Good understanding of year end statutory audit requirements
  • Good understanding of VAT and GAAP

Desirable

  • Grant Funding and Account Management
  • Operational Costings such as annual costs FEC and site operational costs
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