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Financial Controller

Location: YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 35,000.00-39,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: X3-240496

My client, based in the healthcare sector are looking for a Management Accountant to join their finance team. 

You will be a key member of the Finance Team, assisting the Financial Controller with the preparation of monthly management accounts, including both Profit and Loss analysis and maintaining Balance Sheet reconciliations.

You will be responsible for:
*The preparation of monthly management accounts within 8 working days of each month end
*Reconciling inter-company transactions
*Developing and maintaining balance sheet reconciliations to cover all balance sheet codes, with back up documentation for review
*Maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, raising depreciation journals and posting
*Producing of monthly financial information including profit and loss reports and balance sheet reconciliations within 8 working days of each month end. Ensure that these are prepared to a high standard and any risks are identified for line manager review
*Monthly VAT validation, quarterly returns and reconciliations
*Setting up and maintaining branch accounting within Practices
*Preparation of the aged debtor report and reviewing any potential bad debts, liaising with the practice, also reviewing the bad debt provision, for line manager review
*Reconciliation work between the Practice Management System (PMS) aged debtors, accounting system aged debt and the debtors control, this will include some project work, where the PMS has been newly installed
*UK National Statistics forms (monthly, quarterly and annually)
*Practice stock counts and analysis of results

*Possible supervision and review the performance of team members. Review of the
team’s management accounts, variance analysis and balance sheet reconciliations

Assisting the team with:
*Creating the management report structure in Excel, including mapping the trial
balance from existing finance package
*Preparation of bank reconciliations and resolution of any banking discrepancies
*The Practice Management System takings reconciliation to the bank & accounting system
*The annual audit and statutory accounts preparation
*Essential balance sheet project work reconciling from completion accounts to the current balance sheet and preparing detailed schedules with supporting documentation and proposed adjustments or reconciling items
*Entering opening balance sheet entries onto Sage
*Adding value by suggesting improvements to processes to improve accuracy and efficiencies,and challenging and reviewing costs

Person Specification:
*Versatility and flexibility - ability to adapt to changes in agenda and task requirement
*Team player – “hands on, sleeves up” approach
*Diligence to ensure work is completed to the highest standard; accurately and efficiently
*A “Can do” approach with tenacity and strong desire to develop personal skills and experience
in a dynamic, evolving commercial environment
*Confident in own abilities but prepared to listen to, and learn from, colleagues with more
*Inquisitive – prepared to question the status quo whilst maintaining respect for the views and
decisions of your line manager and those further up the management hierarchy
*Proactive in seeking guidance when working beyond current knowledge or experience

*Part Qualified/Qualified in ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent
*Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel
*Good working knowledge of Sage 50 / Sage 200 / MS Navision if possible
*Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels

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