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Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Salary: 33000 - 37000
REF: Financial Accountant
Contact Name: Natalie Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Financial Accountant

Salary circa £35,000 (negotiable depending upon experience)

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

The Employer

You will represent a business of high reputation and long standing, with an enviable and varied customer base.  We are looking for someone who can align themselves with our high quality brand; a proven Financial Accountant with excellent commerciality, enthusiasm and ability to ‘roll up your sleeves’ when the pressure is on.  Ambition is key, likewise a desire to ‘belong’, and view this as an opportunity offering scope and longevity.  

The Role – the purpose of the role is to ensure and be responsible for the integrity of the transactions in the company’s general ledger and the accuracy of the Balance Sheet and P&L.

You will have responsibility for the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger functions to ensure accurate coding and keying of invoices and will supply information and reconciliations to the C.F.O. and external legislators.

Reporting to the C.F.O. the Financial Accountant will be responsible for:  

  • Daily Bank reconciliations
  • Weekly Creditor analysis, payment recommendations and supplier reconciliations
  • Weekly UK Debtor analysis
  • Weekly Cash Flow reporting
  • VAT Returns, EC Sales & Intrastat
  • Month end journals incl, accruals, prepayments, salary expenses, petrol usage & credit card expenses
  • Fixed asset register and control
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Invoice coding and cost allocation
  • Stock costing analysis
  • Stock adjustments incl. Loan Stock maintenance
  • Year End preparation
  • Ad Hoc Project work

Skills & Qualifications Required

  • Part-qualified CIMA/ACCA, or qualified through experience
  • Previous experience in a similar Financial Accounts position 
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Experience using Sage Line 50
  • Attention to detail and a questioning mind
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Previous finance experience within the manufacturing sector desirable (but not essential)  

Remuneration Package

Salary:  c£33-37k per annum (negotiable depending upon experience) + benefits