Management Accountant - c. £28,000 - £30,000 DOE Benefits Our client is a leading manufacturer of specialist plant and equipment within the medical and forensic science markets. Continued profitable growth of the business creates the need to expand their accounts department, currently they are recruiting a Management Accountant to support the Financial Controller. The role of Management Accountant would best suit a newly Qualified CIMA candidate looking to gain a variety of accounting experience in a SME business. The Management Accountant role will be responsible for the accurate & timely completion of the accounting ledgers and company returns; supporting the Financial Controller with financial reporting and analysis. The Management Accountant role will require you to carry out all tasks to a high standard, maintaining professional ethics, ensuring an adequate audit trail exists for all tasks undertaken. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT : - Prepare monthly Management Accounts (Profit & Loss / Balance Sheet) for the subsidiary company and review with the Financial Controller. Once the role is established, assist the Financial Controller with Parent Company Accounts and prepare Consolidated Management Accounts for the Group - Manage all Ledgers to trial balance level, providing reconciliations for balance sheet nominals to the Financial Controller to ensure that all accounts are held at the correct value at the end of each reporting period. - Provide the Financial Controller with detailed variance analysis of Income & Expenditure at the end of each reporting period. Prepare reconciliations which will form part of the Finance Report to Directors. - Manage the Sales Ledger, ensuring it is up to date,recognising all project income, hire income, deferred income adjustments and contract claims. Ensure that customers have been charged for all goods supplied and works carried out during the period. Ensure that all non-base currency transactions have been posted with the correct rates of exchange and the correct tax treatment has been applied. - Manage the Purchase Ledger, ensuring it is up to date recognising all expenditure incurred during the period including any items which must be accrued. Ensure that all non-base currency transactions have been posted with the correct rates of exchange and the correct tax treatment has applied. Ensure any CIS subcontractors provide the correct documentation and any deductions are made at point of payment. - Manage the month end stock take, ensure that all good stock is counted on time and valued at the end of the period. Post the closing stock balance journals to the ledgers and provide analysis for the management accounts.Periodically analyse the stock holding and adjust for any slow moving stock. - Manage the company prepayments and accruals ledger, ensuring that all adjustments are made in the correct period. Ensure that the company contracts prepayments and accruals are kept up to date and include any expenditure to be incurred against revenue recognised in the period. - Manage the Fixed Assets Register, ensuring that all additions and disposals are adjusted in the correct period and the correct depreciation charges are posted to the Profit & Loss Account. Keep additional copies of Fixed Asset Invoices with the Register. - Manage Employee Expenses and assist the Financial Controller to ensure that the company adheres to HMRC guidelines on employment benefits. Ensure all company cars provided as a benefit are accounted for in the payroll system and the correct returns are submitted to account for any private mileage. Complete P11d's for employees with benefits at the end of the tax year and submit the P11db to HMRC. - Complete reconciliations to support the periodic returns;submit to the Financial Controller for authorisation including; VAT, CIS, PAYE & NI,Intrastat, EC Sales List, Pension Submissions, CID Facility. Once authorisation has been given, process all returns to the governing bodies by the due date. - Record all bank transactions to the ledgers and reconcile the bank statements on a daily basis to ensure the cash position is up to date. Complete a bank balance spreadsheet on a daily basis to report to the Financial Controller. - Validate purchase invoices against purchase orders and authorise or dispute as appropriate. Ensure that the company has an adequate audit trail for each purchase invoice. - Manage weekly payroll; authorise the calculation of hours, processed hours and bank payments. Ensure that any statutory pay is calculated correctly and any starters, leavers or casual workers are processed correctly for the period. - Assist the Accounts Assistant with technical queries and workload when necessary. - Assist the Financial Controller to ensure that finance processes and procedures have sufficient controls and meet with any HMRC & Legal compliance. - Provide Credit Control for key sales ledger accounts, main contractors and export contractors posting all sales invoices, chasing all overdue debt and adhering to any specific customer requirements. Support the Accounts Assistant where necessary with the other Sales Ledger accounts. - Raise paperwork for 0% Finance Agreements and liaise with the external finance providers up to completion. - QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT - CIMA Qualified - Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll Experience Essential - Strong Reconciliation and Analysis skills - The ideal candidate will have a strong and broad background in all areas of transactional finance including Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, Prepayments & Accruals and Credit Control. - Strong Microsoft Excel skills including LOOKUP & SUMIF functions.Experience in data cleansing and the use of Pivot Tables is advantageous - Stock Control and valuation experience is advantageous. The role of Management Accountant would best suit a newly Qualified CIMA candidate looking to gain a variety of accounting experience in a SME business.