Accounts Manager – Ref 10743

Position: Accounts Manager
Job Reference: 10743
Salary From: £40,000
Salary To: £60,000

Company Overview:

Join a well-established family-owned business in Birmingham. With a dedicated team of 100+ employees and a commitment to staff development, our client is looking for an Accounts Manager to join our Birmingham Head Office with a ‘can-do’ attitude. The business has grown significantly organically and needs a hands-on, focused Accounts Manager who can handle day-to-day bookkeeping duties, support the company’s finance operation, and take charge of a small accounts team.

Role Summary:

As an Accounts Manager, you will play a vital role in the day-to-day management of the finance team and be a key team member. Your responsibilities will encompass various aspects, from invoice processing to credit control, cash flow analysis, monthly reporting, budgeting, and process improvement to ensure departmental objectives are met and managing stakeholder relationships, including collaborating with external auditors.

Reporting to the Managing Director, your responsibilities include:

  • Processing Invoices: Handling day-to-day accounting tasks, such as processing invoices from print to payment, ensuring accuracy and timely transactions, addressing supplier queries and resolving payment-related issues;
  • Payroll/Staff Pension: Manage payroll operations, including staff pension contributions, ensuring compliance with regulations and accurate record-keeping. Ensure the timely payment and accuracy of Payroll;
  • Month-End/Supplier Accounts Reconciliation & Payments: Conduct month-end activities, including reconciling supplier accounts and processing payments on time to maintain healthy vendor relationships; reconciling balance sheets;
  • Staff Management: Overseeing the sales ledger assistant, including assisting in credit control duties, resolving queries, managing account status and proactively following up on overdue customer accounts, ensuring timely collections and minimising outstanding debts.
  • VAT Returns: Prepare and submit VAT returns, ensuring compliance with VAT regulations and deadlines;
  • Cash Flow Monitoring: Monitor cash flow regularly, analyse financial data, and provide insightful recommendations to optimise cash flow management;
  • Bank Reconciliation: Perform accurate bank reconciliations to ensure the proper allocation of financial transactions;
  • Query Management: Address invoice-related queries promptly and provide exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adhoc Projects: Engaging in ad hoc reporting and projects, ensuring the department meets its key objectives, and interfacing with external auditors during the year-end audit.

You will ideally be:

  • AAT qualified, Qualified Accountant or QBE with relevant experience, preferably in a growing business;
  • Hands-on bookkeeping experience in base accounting;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial record-keeping;
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues, suppliers, and customers;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with intermediate Excel knowledge;
  • Familiarity with accounting systems such as Sage;
  • Ability to investigate and report on accounting queries;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workload effectively.

In return, the business offers:

  • Competitive compensation package £40,000 – £50,000 depending on experience;
  • Onsite parking;
  • Pension;
  • Permanent with flexibility on hours.

Join the team and be a part of the success story! If you are an Accounts Manager passionate about hands-on financial management and want to work in a growing business, please apply with your CV.

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