Management Accountant / Senior Accountant Vacancy

Location:       Avonmouth BS11 0FJ
Salary:            Competitive salary & benefits package on offer dependent on skills and experience.
King Lifting ltd is a £33m, financially sound, growing and ambitious business based in Avonmouth, Bristol, providing mobile crane hire and plant/machinery movement from depots across the south of England. We also supply transport and telecoms logistics.
Due to the impending retirement (this year and next year) of 2 key finance individuals we are looking to recruit an experienced Accountant to be based at our Head Office. The ideal person for this role will be proactive in their approach and flexible as the role develops. Ideally the candidate will cover the initial (Management Accountant) role for an interim period whilst preparing to take over the senior Company Accountant vacancy as the current officer steps into retirement in the first half of 2021

The initial role (management accountant) will provide support to the senior finance team as follows:

• Develop Management accounts, Financials, Cash flows, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts
• Audit preparatory work with appropriate reconciliations and info Packs
• Arrange & control Pension payment tracking
• Take ownership of the monthly Invoice Finance facility rec, together with Ledger and Cash book support as required
• Maintain Fixed asset register, together with related update of insurance & p11d records
• Banking; HSBC (Payments, DDs & SOs, Reconciliation, Admin)
• Improve & speed up monthly cycles
• Ad Hoc Project work
• Identification of weaknesses in procedures and controls, providing solutions
• Liaison with all departments to ensure the financial impact of their activities is being recorded accurately
• Assist with the interrogation of construction contracts associated with our works
• Apply and develop approved management accounting techniques
• Provide general support to the Senior Management team
• A number of Excel models have been established by the current team; an ability to understand & develop these is critical to this initial role

Having quickly established a sound basis through undertaking the above duties, the individual would then step into the senior Accountant’s position during early 2021 as that role becomes available. 

The following are some of the necessary candidate attributes:

• Ability to build strong relationships & foster cooperation within the team to drive the monthly cycles
• Strong technical accounting ability & an inclination to take responsibility for the integrity of the accounts
• Strong interpersonal & management skills
• Flexible & proactive approach to drive improvements
• Resilient & used to working in a fast-moving environment
• Dependable, and comfortable in taking ownership of projects and processes to successful completion
This is a key long-term position:   The switch from initial to senior role would be dependent upon the candidate showing the necessary progress & natural ability to successfully make the transition:

Experience Required:

– Experienced finance individual; Qualified or finalist, though qualification by experience will be considered
– Capable of working under own initiative in support of the Finance Director
– Management and Financial Accounting Experience
– VAT / PAYE / Payroll experience
– Effective communication and interpersonal skills
– Proactive approach to problem solving
– Excellent Excel skills
– Process improvement experience helpful
We offer a competitive salary and company pension scheme.  Please apply in writing to stating current remuneration package and expectation.