Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Management Accountant


Reference: JW0083

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £30,000.00

Maximum Salary: £35,000.00

Heyland Recruitment are delighted to be exclusively instructed by our client, a successful service-based subsidiary of a large international group as they seek to employ a Management Accountant. Reporting to the Finance Director and managing a small finance team, the Management Accountant will take full responsibility for supervising the day to day running of the finance department and team to ensure a smooth and consistent service is provided and deadlines are met and produce the monthly management accounts and accounts pack in a timely manner to aid managerial planning and commercial decision making.

Key responsibilities:

• Day to day staff management and support. Authorise overtime, holidays, and sickness and ensure appropriate cover.
• Produce monthly accounts journals including accruals and prepayments along with Accounts assistants
• Collate and produce monthly Management Accounts pack
• Complete Hyperion Periodic Reporting requirements within deadlines
• Control stock reports and monitor stock reporting errors
• Control cash reconciliation and monitor reporting errors
• Control shorts / overs and liaise with Payroll and Operational supervisors on this matter
• Update and monitor KPI’s
• Review Control Account Reconciliations
• Control the production of cash flow forecasting and liaise with the Senior Management Accountant to ensure that it reflects forecasting and budgeting assumptions
• To act as an internal auditor challenging other departments on costs and expenditure
• Maintain the Fixed Asset Register, Raise capital expenditure paperwork and calculate depreciation charges.
• Manage and monitor staff development and delegate tasks and work appropriately.
• Liaise with external auditors to resolve issues and problems in a timely and cost effective manner.
• To act as deputy to the Senior Management Accountant and to conduct yourself appropriately as a senior member of the Finance department.
• Any other tasks of a similar nature as discussed with Line Manager

Key Experience / Attributes:

• Proven background of working in a Finance environment
• Previous experience of Business analysis, financial accounting and accounts preparation
• Cognos/BI systems experience
• Excellent analytical skills
• Competency in using Microsoft applications
• AAT qualified / ACCA or CIMA part qualified / Qualified by Experience