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MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT/TRAINEE – ORMSKIRK – PERMANENT – £30k-£35k (DOE)

Forrest Recruitment Ltd are delighted to be partnering exclusively with this successful, family run business in the Ormskirk area who are a market leader in their field. Currently boasting a £10 million annual turnover, they have exciting growth plans and this is set to rise to £12 million next year. Established for over 50 years, the business has two arms and this is a newly created role due to continued expansion. The Finance team is currently made up of a Finance Director, 2 x Accounts Assistants and a Credit Controller – due to the company growth plans, they are looking for someone to work alongside the FD and effectively act as their “right hand person” to take the Management Accounting function from them. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Management Accountant at the start of their career to develop their skills and grow within a thriving finance environment.

Your duties will include:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for 2 companies
  • Profit and loss reporting (including departmental breakdown)
  • Monthly cash flow reporting – identifying and understanding trends vs. targets
  • Reconciling balance sheets
  • Journal postings
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • VAT returns and reconciliations
  • Annual returns for 2 companies
  • Budgeting and forecasting (including variance reporting)
  • Overseeing the Credit Control function – keeping a close eye on debtors and problem accounts
  • Administering weekly payroll for 100 x staff which they are bringing in house from a payroll bureau
  • Using Sage 50, Sage Payroll and Excel (V-look ups and pivot tables)

Company Benefits

  • 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Bonus scheme – % of annual salary (based on the company achieving budget)
  • Pension scheme
  • Study support for ACCA

Essential : Must have some practical experience of producing full sets of management accounts, profit & loss reporting and balance sheet reconciliations.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of basic accounting/financial management, have just completed their AAT and be ready to start (or have already started) ACCA. They are looking for an ambitious Management Accountant at Trainee level who can grow with the business (or they would also consider a QBE Management Accountant at the top end of the salary bracket.) If you are looking to join a flexible, supportive, welcoming environment where the Directors are very hands-on and staff retention is low, this may be the perfect role for you!

For more information regarding the above role, please call Leanne 01942 825285 or forward to CV for consideration.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those successfully shortlisted for the role will be personally contacted.

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