Assistant Management Accountant

Posted 24 November 2022
Salary £28000 - £30000 per annum
DisciplineTransactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameHarriett Busby

Job description

The Company

Axon Moore are working with a growing, PE backed group which consists of 3 businesses in the retail sector based in Stockport, in their search for an experienced and settled or ambitious Assistant Management Accountant to join their team. Due to growth, they have also acquired bigger premises on the same business park and will be involved with acquisitions and growth in the next 1-2 years. The Finance team is still quite small, so everyone contributes to the finance admin for the businesses.

The Role

The role will support the Finance Manager with the day to day running of the accounts function, as well as take on the Management Accounts aspect of the role. As the various business entities grow, you will be able to take on more responsibility and gain more development in the role. The role would be ideal for someone experienced in the transactional and month end elements of accounts, or someone currently in an Assistant Management Accountant role, looking to progress and develop. The primary responsibilities for the role are to ensure accuracy and completeness of the accounts, whilst supporting the Finance Manager and the Finance Director with the timely close of the month end process, to underpin the business in being able to continually operate in what is a dynamic and fast paced industry.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Prepare the management accounts at month end, ensuring month-end close is delivered in a timely manner.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations to be completed on a monthly basis across all group companies
  • Deliver both scheduled reporting where required for various month end packs, and ad-hoc reporting and analysis as and when required by the business
  • Support the Finance Manager with the day to day transactional accounting where needed and cover holidays
  • Processing invoices on the Sales and Purchase Ledger
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Forex/multicurrency calculations
  • VAT returns
  • Assisting with system efficiencies
  • Ensure adherence to month end timetable
  • Any other ad-hoc finance tasks as required
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with management accounts and a transactional background
  • Use of Sage 200 would be beneficial
  • Experience in the retail sector would be ideal
  • Experience with stock and multicurrency/forex transactions
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills – able to perform VLookup and Pivot table functions
  • Good analytical and excel skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Have a demonstrable energy, flexibility, proactivity and a “can do” attitude
  • Proven ability of working to a high standard while multi-tasking
  • Working accurately to deadlines
For more information, please get in touch with Harriett Busby at Axon Moore.