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 Job Specification:  Management Accountant - Byfleet, Surrey
Management Accountant
Ray Lewin -
Work Type:
Travel, Transportation and Tourism
Byfleet, Surrey
Business Description:

Our client's business is in passenger transport. They require a Management Accountant to assist senior management by taking charge of and performing the accounting, budgeting, credit control, payroll and internal control duties and manage the general administration processes of the Company's operations. This position reports to the Managing Director. The position is currently part-time 3 days a week but may grow.

Role Description:
  • Produce monthly profit and loss reports with comparison to budget - explain variances and discuss with Managing Director.
  • Recording all transactions on Sage and Coach Manager on a timely basis
  • Ensuring all invoices, payments and other transactions are approved in accordance the Company's procedures. 
  • Recommend improvements to the Company's systems where appropriate.
  • Manage recording / posting of monthly repeat costs and payments 
  • Manage recording of directors' and managers' company credit cards and post payments to Sage (at least monthly, preferably weekly)
  • Record weekly and monthly payroll costs in Sage
  • Run the Coach Manager to Sage data feed daily. Correct any failure to process.
  • Maintain the Company's Asset Register.
  • Manage accruals, prepayments, depreciation and amortisation schedules.
  • Perform regular (at least monthly) bank reconciliations on Sage
  • Produce purchase ledger payment lists for approval and signature by the Managing Director
  • Manage the recording of fuel, oils and engineering stocks, supervise and advise on stocktakes and item valuations.
  • Prepare VAT reports using Sage and submit in a timely manner to HMRC using MTD process.
  • Advise the Managing Director to ensure PAYE and NI and all other taxes are paid to HMRC on time.
  • Provide the Company's independent accountant with schedules necessary for the preparation of the statutory accounts.
  • Assist the Managing Director in the preparation of the budget producing schedules and giving advice where required.
  • Perform weekly checks of the debtors' ledger using Coach Manager's Aged Report to identify late payers and non-performing debts. Follow up and actively collect such debts. Advise Managing Director of all debtors over 60 days.
  • Using the time records produced by the Companies Operational staff, process the Company payroll for approximately 60 staff, some paid weekly. Post payroll costs to Sage.
  • Work with the Managing Director in establishing sound internal processes and control. 
  • Formalise procedures and maintain internal control manual for use by staff.
  • Assist Managing Director in monitoring compliance with such internal control procedures.
  • Supervise the work of the Accounts Administrator. 
Experience &
Skills Required:
  • 2+ years of overall combined accounting and financial experience as a Management Accountant or similar
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with Sage General Ledger functions and the month-end, year-end close process
  • Excellent accounting software and administration skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used
  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to evaluate alternatives and provide recommendations on business issues
  • Ability to work in a team environment
Business Type:
Passenger Transport
Competitive Salary based on experience (pro-rata part-time)
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