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Management Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
England, Chippenham, Wiltshire
GBP45000.0 - GBP55000.0 per annum + £45,000 - £55,000
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Business and management
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
Hays Senior Finance is exclusively working with an established SME near Chippenham to appoint a newly created Management Accountant to support financial operations and contribute to their continued growth through financial analysis and decision-making support. This is a truly exciting opportunity for a finalist or newly-qualified accountant to join a business undergoing positive change and play an important role in the development of finance processes and offers the right candidate an opportunity to step into a Finance Manager position as part of a planned progression, working with a highly experienced hands-on CFO.

Your new role
This is a hands-on role, supporting the CFO with various deliverables including;

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including reporting and commentary, variance analysis and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting with month-end tasks for the team and overseeing the work of a part-qualified accountant
  • Overseeing and managing the day-to-day finance functions such as AP and AR, bank accounts, credit control, etc
  • Assisting in the preparation of statutory accounts and supporting year-end and audit
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts including quarterly re-forecasting
  • Identifying and leading process improvements

What you'll need to succeed
This role requires an experienced finalist / newly qualified (CCAB or CIMA) accountant with demonstrable management accounting experience. Additionally,

  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Advanced Excel
  • Highly organised and methodical, with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexible, proactive, strategic and a multitasker
  • The ability to work collaboratively and provide appropriate challenge and insight, often under time pressure.

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive base salary of £45,000 - £55,000 dependent on qualification and experience
  • Discretionary annual company bonus
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Hybrid working - 60% of the working week on-site with 2 days working from home
  • Company pension scheme

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

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