Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Assistant/Management Accountant


Reference: DJ0105

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £24,000.00

Maximum Salary: £30,000.00

Qualifications: CIMA, ACCA or ACA

Heyland recruitment are working with our client based in Northwich, there is a need to bring on an Assistant/Management Accountant to join their finance team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the delivery of accurate reporting and first-class analysis of the manufacturing performance of the company.


Key Accountabilities



  • Play an integral role in supporting the Head of Finance and wider team, deputising where appropriate
  • Take positive action to further the finance department's quality of service


Reporting & Analysis;

  • Take ownership and a hands-on approach to all aspects of financial and business metrics measurement, reporting and analysis for the operational performance
  • Delivery of timely and accurate weekly / monthly accounts
  • Proactively run meetings ensuring actions are undertaken to both understand current operational performance and improve future performance
  • Prepare annual operational budgets and quarterly forecasts, review performance against budget on a weekly basis
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis to help maximise the financial performance of the business and support profit improvement
  • Monitor capital expenditure against signed off spend and co-ordinate the investigation of any variances
  • Meet all reporting deadlines and ensure the highest standards of data integrity are maintained


Systems & Controls;

  • Ensure standard operating procedures relating to the role are regularly reviewed and updated for changes in business processes
  • Apply your own experience to identify opportunities for improved efficiency or control
  • Actively participate in any future ERP development or other business changes


Key Attributes and Skills



  • Educated to degree standard with strong academics
  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA accountancy qualification
  • Working experience of preparing weekly and monthly accounts in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Desire to drive change and continually improve
  • High attention to detail
  • Effective data analysis
  • Self-starter, be able to take on tasks and deliver results accurately and on time
  • Working knowledge and experience of SAP would be desirable


If you feel you have the relevant skills stated, then please apply to be considered for the shortlist.