Rutherford Briant are recruiting for a Management Accountant for a growing SME in Harlow on a permanent basis. Our clients are looking for a Management Accountant to operate as a number two to the Financial Controller providing valuable financial information for the cost centre managers. This role will suit a Qualified by Experience or ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified Management Accountant who has experience in managing a small team of Junior Staff. In return this role offers great exposure to all aspects of accountancy and would suit a candidate who is looking to make the next step within their accountancy career. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: Production and review of monthly management accounts in a timely and accurate mannerFull ownership of balance sheet and associated reconciliations including cashbookPrepare and distribute weekly control reports to key stakeholders within the businessApprove weekly payment run and ensure cash flow targets are meetResponsible for the Fixed Asset Register, control of new asset purchases and financial analysisCalculation of accurate accruals/prepayments and supporting analysis/reconciliation of costs.Review and control monthly Stock reports and postings to the financial ledgers,Review financial postings to the accounts system,Investigate variances against budgets and provide analysis of differences.Assist with preparation of the annual budget, quarterly forecast and periodic cash flow forecastingTo prepare the quarterly VAT return.Preparation of year-end Audit and Tax packPreparation of P11d'sLiaising with companies Auditors.Preparation of turnover rent certificatesHead office Petty Cash float Directors Loan accountsContact point for company vehicles & company operator's licenseStatistical and government returns and ad hoc duties as required by management.To recommend process improvements.Leading the team of junior accounts staff. Provide support to the Financial Controller As the ideal candidate, you will be a very strong communicator who can provide direction and management to Junior Members of the accountancy team. You will be confident in liaising with Senior Management from both a Financial and Non-Financial background. This role offers real progression prospects with the chance to develop within the role. Rutherford Briant are the Leading Quality Driven Accountancy and HR Recruitment Specialists in East Anglia.