Job Vacancy: Company Accountant

Our Ref: 1436772063
Location: Newport
Salary: Up to £55k

We are working with a SME with a group of companies to recruit an Accountant.  You will have excellent analytical and numerical abilities along with accuracy and an eye for detail.

  • Good oral and written communication skills to communicate professionally and effectively at all levels of the business.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, a can-do attitude, will be reliable and strive to meet deadlines.
  • Provide a professional and timely accounting service in the submission of the monthly management accounts.
  • Provide support to the Accounts team, as required.

Key responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Group Director, key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the accounting records for the Group
  • The production of month end management accounts including analysis.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, including bank reconciliations, accruals, prepayments, and fixed asset schedule.
  • Daily processing of bank transactions and reconciliations.
  • Preparation and posting of monthly journals.
  • Produce quarterly VAT Returns – reconciling to the nominal ledger.
  • Produce monthly CIS returns
  • Manage and process subcontractor applications and payment certificates.
  • Maintain and manage retention schedules
  • Preparation of budgets, year-end schedules
  • Assisting with the development of systems and controls, identifying opportunities to improve processes and drive efficiencies.
  • Offering advice and support, building a good rapport with other team members and external bodies

  • ACCA qualified or equivalent/Qualified by experience
  • At least 5+ years’ experience in an accounting function with relevant experience.
  • Experience in construction and knowledge of CIS would be beneficial.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise, with a proactive and hands on approach to meet deadlines.
  • Experience using Sage50 and Sage200 is beneficial
  • Sound working knowledge of MS Windows-based software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the internet.
  • Intermediate excel skills – Pivot tables and VLookups are beneficial.

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