Interim Management Accountant

Location
Farnham
Salary
competitive + benefits
Posted
12 Mar 2021
Closes
09 Apr 2021
Ref
TBC
Job Role
Contact Lens
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time

We are searching for an Interim Management Accountant to join our Finance team; based out of our head office in Farnham. The key purpose of the role will be to line manage a team of 4 which includes three purchase ledger clerks and one sales ledger clerk; to prepare management accounts for a minimum of 2 companies and to support other members of the team and other areas of the business.


PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and develop 4 individuals and have overall responsibility for their areas.
  • Ensure any issues are dealt with in a timely manner

For a minimum of 2 companies:

  • Responsible for maintaining and controlling the accounts of our Franchising arm, dealing directly with Business owners.
  • Responsible for producing management accounts (profit and loss account, balance sheet and cashflow forecast) for review by the FD by WD7, including but not limited to:
  • Statement reconciliation
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Variance analysis
  • Responsible for the balance sheet reconciliation (preliminary review WD 9, full review WD12)
  • Assist with year end audits

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the sales and purchase ledger meet the daily, weekly and monthly targets
  • Manage payroll for several small companies
  • Process and post direct debits into all companies
  • Reconcile our main Current Account and Contact Lens Bank Account
  • Fixed asset control for Leightons Ltd including posting monthly depreciation charges
  • Adhoc projects including departmental project work and business process reengineering

A bit about us…

Leightons is a retail opticians and audiology business, founded in 1928. We are proudly independent, family-owned and family run and believe our people are the key to success and longevity. Leightons has grown to have 34 stores, all special and unique – 24 fully owned, 7 franchised, 2 co-owned and 1 business operating under its own name

Requirements

Key skills and knowledge:

  • AAT qualified or equivalent
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of Double Entry Accounting
  • Basics of Accruals & Prepayments


Key Attributes:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and targets
  • Good communication skills
  • Prior experience of Supervising or Managing
  • Confident about working independently and within a team.