Accounts & Finance Manager
£26-30,000pa plus benefits Full-time BGC-2044-AM Permanent
A high-end Independent UK retail business in Sunderland who have enjoyed many successful years are looking to embark upon their next stage of growth and require a Finance & Accounts Manager to assist the business on this journey.
Working in a standalone role in finance, yet very much part of a collaborative wider team you will be responsible for the financial and management accounting for the business each month. This will involve you processing invoices, reconciling accounts, making payments, completing VAT returns, managing stock costs and monthly management accounts. There is a small payroll each month to run along with year end procedures.
You will also be responsible for financial planning and forecasting, cost analysis (alongside the buying department) and budget preparation. The business is looking to gain better visibility on all aspects of financial reporting which will also require some creation of such systems and procedures for month and year end reporting.
Applicants will be either qualified by experience or AAT qualified and hold a minimum of 5 years accounting experience, either from industry or practice. You must demonstrate a genuine interest and enjoyment in managing all aspects of finance, happy to reconcile invoices as well as prepare budgets.
We are looking for an Individual with strong communication skills to enable you to work with all departments in the business as well as provide key financial knowledge to the business owners.
Candidates will preferably be familiar with the use of Sage, however exposure to cloud based packages such as Xero or Quickbooks would be advantageous. The ability to use Excel with ease is essential.
The position is full-time, predominantly office based, with flexible start and finish times. A competitive salary is on offer along with other benefits including product discounts. This position will suit those who enjoy autonomy and a fast paced and busy finance role.