Senior Management Accountant

Recruiter
The Convergence Group
Location
West Midlands
Salary
40000.00-49000.00
Posted
03 Oct 2020
Closes
31 Oct 2020
Ref
212533950
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
WHY YOU'RE HERE

And how you help drive our strategy

At Convergence, success is hardwired. It's part of the fabric of our business. It's who we all are. You're here because you've got what it takes to manage our revenue recognition process and make sure we record, report and forecast all revenue accurately and correctly.

WHY THIS IS A SWITCHED ON OPPORTUNITY

What makes this role really stand out

In this role, you'll have product P&L responsibility, as well as ownership of the accounts payable function! Ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness of core base transactions into the finance systems, as well as reporting on the product P&L.

WHERE YOU'LL HAVE AN IMPACT

The role your department plays in our business

You'll join our Finance Team, where the focus is on making sure our daily financial decisions on everything from payments to payroll, reporting and financial controls are fully aligned with our longer-term strategic objectives.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

What a normal day at work looks like for you

Day to day, you'll have:

Direct Line Management Responsibility for Accounts Payable Team.

Lead the month end close process for the Accounts Payable Team, including critical analysis of first draft results.

Responsibility for LAN product P&L, and for Overheads reporting.

Prepare, review and process monthend journals (accruals, prepayments, allocations, etc.), including review and sign-off of direct reports.

Provide cover within the Finance team for the preparation of the monthly payroll, ensuring that all amendments for new starters, leavers, bonus, commission and any other payments have been correctly input and are fully authorised in accordance with policy. Improve automation of payroll processes & systems.

Develop and provide a business partnering service to our Sales & Commercial Teams.

Prepare & review balance sheet reconciliations including full reconciliation of LAN product, deferred Revenue & Lan Deferred cost. Highlighting, analysing, understanding and resolving variances

Review of VAT returns before submission

Review of the Fixed Asset Register

Assist with the completion of year end statutory accounts and reconciliations to the management accounts

Lead cost input (Purchase Ledger) for the yearend audit process

Assist with the budgeting & forecasting process

Strive for continuous improvement to the finance systems and processes. Specific responsibility for Automation of the Purchase Ledger and Purchase Orders.

Support the organisation with its strategic projects

Ensure the national statistics office returns are completed on time.

Be accountable for other ad hoc tasks required by the business

Ownership of Accounts Payable team processes, including timely reviews to ensure processes are kept up to date and documented.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

What you bring to the job

Your background will demonstrate:

All round accountancy experience, preferably from a similar SME business.

A handson approach, including excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and an ability to establish robust processes.

Management experience is preferable.

The flexibility to take on a wide variety of adhoc tasks.

Good stakeholder management skills and the ability to influence people inside and outside of finance.

Advanced system skills, including advanced Excel.

YOUR QUALIICATIONS

About your education and qualifications

You'll really need to know your stuff, which means you'll either:

Already be a qualified accountant (ACCA / CIMA / ACA)

YOUR REGULATORY KNOWLEDGE

Anything specific you need to know

This is a specialist role, so you'll need a good working knowledge of current UK accounting standards.

YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS

The skills and knowledge you need to make an impact on a business level

We're focused on delivering our strategy, so it's important that you have plenty of experience of accounting software, and ideally a knowledge of Access Dimensions. Good knowledge of VAT returns is also required

ABOUT YOU

The personal qualities you need to fit the way we work

Doing things the Convergence way takes:

Enthusiasm, energy and selfmotivation

Great communication skills

Strong relationship building skills

A commitment to being part of a team

Excellent analytical skills

Honesty - we're a straighttalking business!

Commitment to us and the job

Enough resilience to keep pace in our challenging and fastmoving environment

The confidence to contribute, advise and challenge the status quo

The ability to influence your peers and make a positive impact

A results focused approach

The ability to work effectively under pressure to tight deadlines.

ABOUT THE ROLE

What's in it for you:

Competitive Salary

Up to 10% bonus per annum

Full benefits package including PMI, IP & LA

33 days annual leave (25+8) plus a buy/sell scheme

T&Cs

37.5 hour week

Monday - Friday

Based in our Solihull Office

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