Financial Accountant

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Financial Accountant

Salary: £45,000 per annum Pro Rata

Benefits: Pro Rata on 25 days holiday plus B/H’s

Hours: Part time, Permanent (3-4 days per week, for a total of 24 to 32 hours, dependant on workload (usually month end)

Location: Colchester, CO4

Our well-established client is one of the world leaders in paper counting technology, supplying state of the art equipment to the security and commercial print sectors.

Due to a change in career direction they have a vacancy for a new Financial Accountant to lead the accounts department on a part time basis. Candidates will ideally live in the Colchester area and must be a qualified accountant with a manufacturing background.

Duties Include:

  • Cash Management

  • Manage sterling and currency accounts online

  • Liaise with the bank on queries and foreign exchange transfers

  • Cash Forecasting

  • Manage month end process

  • Ensure all ledgers are closed and reconciled

  • All Journal Vouchers posted

  • All cashbooks closed and reconciled

  • P&L reviewed including analysis of revenue, margins and overheads

  • Balance sheet review with all accounts reconciled and items appropriately investigated and actioned.

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts

  • Profit & Loss

  • Margin analysis

  • Balance sheet

  • Cashflow/cash generated

  • Working capital analysis

  • Income and expenditure analysis

  • Consolidation of UK and German company’s

  • Complete annual budget

  • Complete all statutory returns including VAT, EU Sales, P11Ds and annual report to Company’s House

  • Annual Insurance Review

  • Annual preparation and liaison with external auditors

  • Oversee annual audit on-site (usually for 1 week in November)

  • Liaising with external auditors in connection with ongoing accounting/tax matters, including enhanced R&D expenditure

  • Project costing

  • Product costing

  • Some travel to Wesel

  • Various tasks as required

  • The Ideal Candidate:

    • Must be a Fully Qualified Accountant (not Part-Qualified) (CIMA/ACA or ACCA)

    • Must live within a commutable distance to Colchester (1 hour maximum)

    • Excellent communication, numerical and analytical skills

    • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

    • Strong IT skills with hands-on experience of working with SAP Business One ideally

    • Must have a manufacturing background

    • Flexible attitude to work and priorities

    If you feel you are the Ideal Candidate APPLY today!

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