Management Accountant - Manufacturing Industry

35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP40000/annum Pension & Healthcare
10 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
• Based in the Lancashire, a UK flexible packaging manufacturer who supply packaging for household names, including products for all the main supermarket chains.

Job Title:
• Management Accountant

Job Purpose:
• Reporting to the Financial Controller the main purpose of the role is to consistently produce financial information in line with the requirements of the Service Level Agreements and agreed Group accounting policies.
• To support the continued development of accounts related systems to facilitate improvement of reporting performance.
• To plan and control your allotted duties to enable reporting to a timely manner
• To take direction from Senior Management on specific tasks on an ad hoc basis at the company's discretion.

Key Responsibilities:
Management Accounts
• To provide support to Financial Controller in compiling monthly financial information
• Carry out analysis and investigate variances as required
• Daily reporting of profitability of production jobs
• Preparing monthly accruals/prepayments/journals
• Reporting of various production overheads to Operations Manager
Financial Accounts
• Maintain and balance Cash Book spreadsheet and input onto SYSPRO
• Maintain Cash Flow Rolling Forecast
• Maintain Fixed Asset Register and associated files - ensure agrees to Nominal ledger
• Balance sheet control account reconciliation as required
• Month end procedures for all Cash Books, Accounts Receivable, Costings
Purchase Ledger
• Provide assistance/holiday cover re other PL invoices/disciplines as required
Sales Ledger
• Debtor analysis for month end reporting to Group
• Daily billing routine for production of Sales Invoices and reporting to SLF
• Provide necessary level of support to accounts assistant to enable cover for holidays/absence
• May be required in the future to run monthly payroll using Equator Payroll software
• Provide analysis of weekly/monthly overtime worked for Production manager detailing comparison to budget
Other Duties
• Coordinate year-end audit and periodical stock counts
• Prepare Sales Ledger Financing Month End Reconciliation for submission to bank
• To implement and warranty a first time policy and ethos
• To ensure Health & Safety is given a high priority at all times including keeping work areas clean and tidy.
• To comply with BRC standards and Company Procedures
• Other ad-hoc/routine office duties as may arise

Essential Experience / Qualifications:
• Hold or be working towards a recognised accountancy qualification (Finalist or Qualified CIMA/ACCA) with at least 2 - 5 years' experience in a commercial environment within Manufacturing.
• Must have worked within a manufacturing organisation.
• Possess good numeracy skills with attention to detail and accuracy
• Be a team player and an all-rounder whilst also having the ability to work under own initiative
• Good Excel skills, comfortable with use of lookups and pivot table
• Experience of working in a busy accounts environment and working to tight deadlines within a fast moving and growing business
• Ideally some Management and Financial accounts experience gained in a Group role.
• Confidence to step up for Financial Controller in their absence.
• Demonstrate interactions with other functions / areas of the business
• Manage a team and its priorities
• Involvement with year-end audit / periodical stock counts
• VAT / Payroll Experience

Salary & Benefits:
• Up to GBP40,000 depending on experience, plus pension, free parking & Healthcare Cash Plan.

If you feel you have the right skill set and attributes for this role and that it's the challenge you are looking then please contact us on a confidential basis