Senior Accountant

Zoek Pin Highbridge, Somerset, England

£25000 - £30000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 16 days ago

DK Recruitment are looking for a Senior Accounts Administrator who will be a vital part of the business group and must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-faceted and entrepreneurial environment. Duties and responsibilities across the group include the following:

Lead the accounting function of the group; responsibility for general book-keeping and maintenance of company ledgers, cash and bank account reconciliations, regular reporting of financial performance, and all necessary tax returns
– Assist the group’s senior team with the preparation of regular and ad hoc budgets, cash flow forecasts and management accounts
– Report company financial performance quarterly, with critical analyses and comparisons against equivalent budgets and forecasts

Work alongside and supervise the Office Assistant in the financial recording of company transactions
– Responsibility for the accurate coding of sales/purchase invoices and other expenses, all input into Sage
– Ensure the company’s ledgers are kept up-to-date in real time, reporting inaccuracies and irregularities promptly to the group’s senior team
– Any other additional book-keeping and other duties involved in the day-to-day running and improvement of the group

Timely and accurate submissions of tax filings
– Coordinate regular VAT returns, including consideration of complex and differing VAT treatment across the group’s product lines (product-specific training will be provided)
– Assist the group’s auditors with related tax calculations

Coordinate monthly payroll, manage creditors, and monitor employee credit card, cash and other outgoings
– Utilise Sage to calculate monthly payroll, occupational pension contributions and related year-end P60 (and where relevant, P45) returns; assist the Office Manager with the reimbursement of SSP/SMP and furlough pay (as applicable), and related returns
– Report breakdown analyses of expenses; completing regular reconciliations of employee credit card statements and office cash sheets
– Ensure timely processing of expenses and payment of purchase invoices
– Monitor monthly cash flow, ultimate cash balances and overdraft requirements where necessary, ensuring sufficient cash is retained for day-to-day working capital needs

Manage debtors; assist the Office Manager and other senior team with credit and stock control
– Ensure timely creation of sales invoices and reconciliation of corresponding payments
– Help maintain an active stock book, kept up-to-date in real time; reconciling current stock vs. recent sales invoices, accounts receivable and incoming payments

With the assistance of the group’s senior team and third-party auditors, commission annual company audits
– Prepare updated provisional accounts and relevant information bundles for the commencement of audits
– Promptly answer queries when raised; provide administrative and clerical support where needed
– In an organised and logical manner, file all relevant historical records; maintain statutory tax records
– Assist with the sourcing, execution and maintenance of debt, equity or other financing, and future acquisition of commercial property

Improve and refine the group’s accounts-related procedural and operational set-up, suggesting efficiency measures where appropriate

Ideal candidates will possess formal qualifications commensurate with the duties and responsibilities described above, and at least 5 years of accounts experience

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