Management Accountant – Heritage British Lighting Designer

Location
Portsmouth
Salary
£30,000 - £35,000 + Study Support + Perks & Benefits
Posted
06 Jul 2021
Closes
26 Jul 2021
Ref
14838
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Excellent opportunity for an up and coming Management Accountant to join a dynamic growing heritage British Lighting Designer and Manufacturer, founded in the 1930s.

Role Info:

Management Accountant – Heritage British Lighting Designer and Manufacturer,
Nr. Portsmouth (with home & flexi working)
£30,000 – £35,000
Plus Study support + Perks & Benefits

Who we are:

For over 85 years, we have produced an incomparable series of practical lighting ideally suited for both commercial and domestic interiors. From the creation of the iconic Original 1227™ desk lamp to the development of extended collections by esteemed industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange, to recent collaborations with fashion designers Paul Smith and Margaret Howell, design integrity remains at the heart of this progressive British brand. Today, our lamps can be found in homes, offices, restaurants, bars, and hotels in over 50 countries.

As Management Accountant you will have a range of responsibilities – outlined below.

You will have three part time Finance Administrators reporting in to you, and you in turn will report in to the Finance & Operations Director.

Responsibilities

Financial Administration:

+ Assisting the FD with preparation of the management accounts, for three group companies (two UK and one USA), including but not limited to:
– Control of the Fixed Asset Registers
– Posting of Nominal Ledger Journals
– Reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts
– Variance investigation and analysis
– Stock analysis, discrepancy reporting and rectification
– Maintenance of Accruals and Prepayments
– SAGE 200 accounting system, month end cut off’s
– Managing holiday cover (within the existing team), as required

Cashbook / Cashflow Forecast:

+ Management of assistant(s) cashbook postings for accuracy
+ Transacting bank payments / Authorising subordinates transactions
+ Updating cashflow forecast with actuals, assisting FD with forecasting
+ Multi-currency knowledge would be advantageous, but not essential

Payroll:

+ Management of the Payroll Bureau relationship
+ Monthly collation and transmittal of data, such as overtime / bonuses / other exceptions

Leadership:

+ Management of the daily tasks of the finance administrators (3 part time people, approx. 1.5 full time equivalent, working disparate days / hours)
+ Develop and motivate finance and administration team via regular 1:1’s and Personal Development Reviews
+ Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change

Personal:

+ Highly motivated, self-starter with a hands on attitude
+ Maintains a positive and professional attitude
+ Committed to personal and professional growth
+ Set high standards of performance
+ Follow through with commitments and foster mutual trust with colleagues

Candidate:

We are looking for a highly driven person with demonstrable experience of the above responsibilities. You will have:

+ 3+ years relevant experience in Finance
+ Preferably, but not essentially, a CIMA studier with a desire to qualify in the future
– QBE also considered for the right candidate
+ Excellent communication skills
+ Line management experience, or a keen desire to learn
+ An all-encompassing desire to roll up your sleeves and get the job done

Benefits:

+ Flexible working (based on a 37.5 hour week)
+ Flexi-time and home working available
+ Pensions 3% employer contribution; 25 days paid leave (+8 Bank Hols)
+ Annual study allowance
+ 70% staff discount
+ Service awards after 5 years; paid community day each year (for charitable working)

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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