Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Senior Management Accountant


Reference: FH6042

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £40,000.00

Maximum Salary: £45,000.00

+ bonus

My Cheshire based client is currently looking to appoint a Senior Management Accountant to join their high growth and acquisitive business.  Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, the postholder will provide accurate and timely reporting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and support the Financial Controller to ensure the integrity of the Management Accounts and issue financial information of a high quality to relevant stakeholders to assist with decision making.




  • Supporting month end process, assisting in production of the management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations for multiple entities
  • Delivery of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and KPI’s
  • Provide variance analysis for actual to budget on a regular and timely basis to the Operations teams
  • Providing detailed analysis and timely management information to key stakeholders
  • Supporting the Financial Controller for the Year-End process, including the Audit and management reporting
  • Annual budgeting and monthly forecasting preparation and analysis
  • Analysis of KPIs and preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts with detailed and robust analysis and commentaries
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations within the month end timetable
  • Preparation of VAT, Duty, PAYE etc. reporting, monitoring and submission
  • Preparation and review of Monthly Tax Packs
  • Continually striving for new methods of working and processes to ensure operational excellence and customer support
  • Review capital expenditure projects, ensuring financial justification, highlighting significant expenditure variances
  • Wages and Payroll management including controls, reconciliations, incentives and commissions and submission to Group
  • Assist in the achievement of EBIT and cash flow by managing process and system efficiencies
  • Continually striving for new methods of working to ensure operational excellence and customer support and initiating change including mapping and documentation of business and system processes
  • Work with/coach/mentor the Accounts Assistants to develop the capability of the team and processes



Knowledge, skills and experience


Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified CIMA, ACCA accountant with 3-5 years post qualified experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in a similarly fast paced environment


Person Specification

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail with good IT skills and the ability to develop and propose new systems
  • Analytical experience and problem-solving skills with excellent communication skills
  • Strong motivational and innovative skills, with a “can do” attitude
  • Strong team player who is self-motivated with a high degree of drive and enthusiasm
  • Able to develop and build relationships with stakeholders across the business, especially non finance


Distribution, FMCG or Manufacturing experience would be highly desirable