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Senior Accountant / FC

  • Location: Blackburn
  • Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Holidays, Pension
  • Job Type:Interim

Posted 4 months ago

This Lancashire based business currently have a requirement for a senior accountant to join the business on an interim basis, with high potential to become permanent.

The purpose of the role is to support the Finance Director in managing the month end process as well as managing a team. You will be required to drive continuous improvement to speed up and streamline the month end processes and be responsible for accurate cash flow forecasting, working closely with the business to manage cash outflows, and management foreign exchange contracts.
The specifics of the role are as follows:

Preparation of management accounts ready for FD review, including but not limited to:

Sales and margin reporting.
Overhead review and analysis.
Accruals and prepayments.
Inter-company loan reconciliations.
Balance sheet reconciliations and valuations.
Stock provisions and reconciliations.
Board pack preparation.

VAT Reporting:
VAT returns for: UK, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, and ROI.
Reconciliation of all VAT returns to TB.
EC sales list.
Intrastat returns.

Other responsibilities:
Provide input and support to FD.
Assisting in budget and forecast preparation.
Assist in year-end audit.
Payroll journals and associated control accounts reconciliations.
Fixed asset management and accounting.
P&L analysis for CT returns.
General management of the finance team.
Carrying out one-to-ones and appraisals.
In charge of the development for the finance team.

This is a superb opportunity for the right person to join a business that is going through a major growth period. The long-term opportunities are limitless.


Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website www.sharpconsultancy.com for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.