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DATE ADDED: Thu 30/05/2019

Senior Accountant

Swadlincote, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £38000 - £45000/annum + Excellent benefits

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Client on a permanent basis as a Senior accountant.

Our Client are a UK leading distributer in their field and are looking for the Senior Accountant to oversee all the financial activities within the company to produce Management accounts on a monthly basis and report same to the finance Manager/committee.

The main tasks will involve;

Management of daily activities of Finance Department

Leading of monthly closing process according to the Group policies

Preparation of financial statements

Ensure compliance and timely execution of tax calculations and returns

Management of banking relations

Calculation of payroll and associated taxes

Communication with tax authorities

Participation in external and internal audits

Assisting ABG Group Finance Team and CT Operations Manager with the implementation of the new ERP system (Dynamics AX)

Any other ad hoc tasks according to Group requirements


Liaise with Auditors for completion of the Company Annual Audit.

Oversee completion of all year-end routines within the Defacto system.

Completion of info for PIID returns.

Assisting with budgeting re overheads etc.


Completion of the Company VAT returns and submission to HMRC

Completion of the Company EEC Sales returns and submission to HMRC


Completion of all information to allow the Payroll Bureau to run monthly payroll, checking and arranging payments to staff by BACS.

Checking and payment of PAYE to HMRC as required.

Maintaining month end routines on Defacto re period control.

Checking Duty liability at month end.

Maintaining the Aviva Pension scheme on line including submitting all relevant files for Joiners and Payments.

Maintaining Fixed Asset files re Motor Vehicle, Office Furniture and Equipment and Computer Equipment including Profit/Loss on Sale and Depreciation

Prepayment Schedules for Car Tax / BUPA

Completion on line of monthly reconciliation of RBSIF account.

Preparation and input of various month end journals as needed for Management Accounts production;

Salaries/Lunch Allowance/Broadband/Car Allowances/

Depreciation/Accruals re Trade Team/Recharges re Marketing Staff of various costs/Exchange profit or loss on bank accounts

Preparing and inputting all month end overhead accruals and prepayments.

Attending Finance meetings if required.

Maintaining monthly bank reconciliations for all the various accounts.

Preparing and inputting journals to assist with the analysis by cost centre of various expenses and overhead costs.

Maintaining monthly Sales Ledger control and reconciliation for submission to RBS Commercial Services Ltd.

Overseeing the expenses claims procedure carried out by the Finance Assistant and Purchase Ledger Administrator.

Job details are;

Full Time / Permanent Contract

35 hours per week + any additional hours required to fulfil role

Core hours 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

25 days holiday + statutory bank holidays

Healthcare (optional)

Contributory pension

Discretionary bonus (up to 10% of salary)

Experience / Qualifications required;

ACCA qualification is essential

CIMA qualified is an advantage but not essential

Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance or Accounting preferable

At least 3 years' experience in similar position

Advanced knowledge of local accounting and tax legislation (VAT, CIT, payroll)

Knowledge of excise tax and duty deferment a distinct advantage

Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) an advantage but not essential

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 an advantage

Experience of motivating and managing a team

Required skills are;

Good communication and interpersonal skills at all levels.

Ability to work under pressure and to strict timeframes

Good number skills and knowledge of book keeping are essential

High level of accuracy

Computer literacy (Excel, Powerpoint, MS Dynamics 365, Word)

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please apply by sending your CV today
Role: Senior Accountant
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire,

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