Financial Accounting Manager CONTRACT 15-24 MONTHS

Zoek Pin Ipswich, Suffolk, England

35000.0000 - 42000.0000

Contract (Full time)

Posted 29 days ago

This is an exciting opportunity to lead, manage and shape the financial accounts team which includes the accounts payable and treasury teams. You will be providing financial and operational leadership across the business, contributing expertise in the development and implementation of procedures, whilst driving the continuous improvement in processes, controls and effective use of IT tools and solutions

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

• Supervisory or team leadership experience is essential

• Proven ability to manage and forward plan within a fast paced, demanding and constantly evolving environment

• Ability to address and resolve day to day business issues with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

• High level numeracy, literacy and IT skills especially Excel

• Ability to prioritise workloads and work to tight deadlines

• Maintain good customer relationships of new and existing business

• Excellent communication, compliant with MSC's email etiquette and telephone policy

• Strong team player

• Be able to demonstrate a professional and positive attitude to new business challenges

• Ability to support and motivate others

• Experience in shipping is advantageous

The key tasks for the Financial Accounting Manager are:

• Assist with Half Year End and Year End reporting

• Oversee the monthly VAT reporting

• Prepare the weekly cash forecast and analysis

• Prepare and review monthly reports including monthly balance sheet reconciliations

• To oversee team performance in the financial accounts function within the agreed deadlines

• Regular team briefings and encouraging communication with other departments

• To work alongside other finance teams to help resolve issues collaboratively

• Ensure the team achieves the agreed outputs

• To analyse team performance with a view to increasing productivity and accuracy with the support of the supervisors

• Review and develop processes to ensure effectiveness and to mitigate Financial risk

• Be a team player at all times, maintaining a positive attitude within the team, leading by example

• Support Senior Manager in key tasks

• Assist with the implementation of training across the department

• Maintain the highest level of feedback to relevant Manager

• Be proactive in resolving own and team issues, seeking out and sharing knowledge

• Ensure uppermost personal knowledge of all areas of the financial accounts team

• Collaborate with other managers to seek out and implement more efficient ways of working across the finance function

• Always endeavor to help colleagues across the business, making themselves accessible to the team and wider business

• Solutions led approach, ensuring correct working practices are followed

• Mentoring accountancy apprentice ensuring apprenticeship regulations are met

  • This is a fixed term contract from 15-24 months ( Rolling)
  • To start ASAP
  • East Ipswich
  • Flexible working available from home
  • Flexible hours available
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