Financial Accountant



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We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join our team based in Manchester.

The Role:

This is a pivotal role in the management accounts team of the business.  Working alongside the financial controller and the management accounts team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the production of timely and accurate management accounts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring monthly management accounts for Company & Group are prepared to deadline, including review of all balance sheet reconciliations and analysis of KPI’s
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly group VAT return
  • Management of the group property portfolio – leases and associated costs, reliefs, grants, VOA declarations
  • Bank Financing – upload of weekly & monthly sales data and monthly drawdown.
  • Liaising with the Group’s insurance broker for the annual renewals and changes throughout the year
  • Preparing the year-end statutory accounts for entities and consolidation. Point of contact for the external audit and tax teams, ensuring the audit and filing stays to schedule
  • Annual group budgeting and forecasting, supporting the Finance Director. Liaising with branch managers, regional directors and senior management
  • Regular reviews and testing of cost management for potential savings
  • Additional regular administrative tasks – daily bank payment approvals, invoice approvals, various monthly and quarterly survey submissions

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Experience in Statutory Accounts preparation under UK GAAP
  • Experience with Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Strong Excel skills – pivot tables, lookups, conditional formulae
  • Strong analytical skills – can manipulate and analyse data
  • Confident communicator – able to communicate financial info to senior management, and at branch level
  • Shows initiative and good eye for detail
  • Ability to manage and mentor junior members of finance team
  • Experience in multi-site SME environment – desirable but not essential


  • £45,000.00 per annum plus discretionary bonus
  • Birthday off
  • Medicash plan
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme