Management Accountant


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February 28, 2023
Job Type
£40000 - £48000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company details and job overview:

Based on the outskirts of Manchester, within easy commute from the M61 and with excellent public transport links, the highly successful logistics and import/export business are one of the UK’s most vibrant and dynamic organisations. Established for over 200 years, they have seen exponential growth in the last 18 months and have surpassed a group turnover of £400m. A business who are known to maintain a family run feel, with their staff at the core of their success, they continue to grow and are in a position to add finance talent to one of the fastest growing divisions with a yearly turnover of circa £25m. With a focus on staff welfare, development and externally to deliver high quality products to clients across the globe, they operate from state of the art facilities and are able to offer a hybrid role within an established finance team.

Hybrid Working
25 days Holiday + BH
4 x DIS
Competitive pension contribution

Your new role as Management Accountant:

As Management Accountant you shall work closely with the divisional finance lead and liaise directly with the local business partners as a key part of the communication with the operational teams in both the UK and abroad. As Management Accountant you shall develop and drive the business through a period of growth, change and diversification. Managing aspects of company stock you shall provide insightful managing reporting and manage intercompany transactions. With a focus on the production of commercial analysis, you shall also be exposed to future business interests and work on a number of projects to analyse the development of future products, their base and focus on customers or geographical expansion to other areas across the globe.

Day to day duties:
• Production of accurate and timely management accounts for the international entity as well as one of the UK subsidiaries.
• Budget and forecasting preparation
• Management of the administration behind payables, accruals, pre-payments, bank and inter-company reconciliations,
• Multi-currency transaction management
• Balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis
• Provision of financial reporting to enhance the commercial decision making process

A truly rounded and diverse role in a rewarding and highly astute business, this position will suit a commercially mined finance professional who is looking to add value whilst remaining hands-on in the numbers.

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:

With strong technical skills across the month and year end process you shall also be commercially driven and able to add value in the production of detailed and meaningful financial analysis. With a proven track record of adding value in a management accounting role. QBE/ or part/fully qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CTA) you shall be hands-on with the experience of maintaining tight financial controls whilst developing and improving process and financial data. Ideally the above experience would have been gained whilst working within a wholesale, retail or manufacturing business environment where your skills match the requirements above.

Salary and reward on offer:

This position is a newly created role and offers the opportunity for you to stamp your mark in a successful, driven business. With a hybrid working arrangement, competitive salary and on-site parking, this role will suit will also provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to progress. A full time position you shall be exposed to all areas of the business and be part of the planning process whilst supported by a strong senior leadership team.

This vacancy is being handled by Darren Cadman – Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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