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Ledgers and Accounts Manager


  • Salary: £25,000-£30,000
  • Location: Chester
  • Contract: Permanent

The Ledgers and Accounts Manager will be a part of a busy, fast paced Finance Administration team. This role will be responsible for the management of the Ledgers and Treasury finance team, managing existing and new accounting processes. The role requires collaborating with the team and wider business to resolve any queries and will require involvement with other ad-hoc projects as and when necessary
The newest Ledgers and Accounts Manager will be reporting into the Finance Manager and will be responsible for:
– Managing and supporting the Treasury and Purchase Ledger team to ensure all tasks are completed within the allotted period.
– Leading the Ledgers and Treasury team ensuring day to day issues are rectified where necessary.
– Ensuring the appropriate development sessions are provided for the Ledgers and Treasury team.
– Flexibility to support the Finance Admin team when necessary (ie. month end, sickness and holidays).
– Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by your line Manager.
Your accountabilities would be in the following areas:
– Leading on all tasks associated with Ledger & Treasury finance
– Managing the Ledger & Treasury team to ensure all workloads are completed to the given deadlines
– Completion of monthly 1-2-1 meetings and half yearly appraisals
– Delivering Ledger & Treasury team meetings and updates
– Ensuring all relevant training to the Ledger & Treasury team
– Consulting with other departments to drive efficiencies and improve processes across the team and wider business.
– Supporting the Finance Manager to improve the efficiency of the accounts payable cycle e.g. embedding a new electronic PO/invoice system.
– Understanding the effect of new processes and working with the Finance Manager and wider business to implement.
– Understanding the impact of the integration of acquisitions and collaborating with other member of the Finance Team and wider business.
– Liaising with IT team to monitor IT development progress and reduce manual processes.
– Following up with any recommendations identified from the internal audit review.
– Supporting external audit requests.
– Support in producing the month end and year-end financial and management reports.
– Ensuring colleagues are compliant with GDPR requirements.
– Working alongside the Financial Accountant to ensure compliance with Rules and Regulations.
– Other ad-hoc projects and duties as identified by the Finance Manager and Financial Controller.
– Completing daily and Month End reconciliations
– Taking responsibility for cash book.
– Actively investigating balance sheet reconciliation items and proactively working with colleagues to resolve
The Ledgers and Accounts Manager will hold the following key skills:
– Minimum AAT qualified (or equivalent)
– Experience working within a Finance/Accounts Department specifically within purchase ledger and treasury
– Experience managing and leading individuals to deliver excellence through continuous development and improvement.
– Computer Literate (Specifically Microsoft Excel)
– Experience with cash flow reporting and foreign currencies
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills
– Ability to prioritise, organise and take ownership of workloads
–  Highly self-motivated and proactive
– Professional approach and attitude
– Performs well under pressure
– Demonstrates a positive attitude
– Response well to change
– Qualified or studying for ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent
– Experience with the producing reports
– Experience working with SAP
– Experience answering queries via telephone and email
Keywords: Ledgers, Treasury, management, AAT, CIMA, ACCA, ACA, finance, accounts, accountancy, Manager, purchase ledger
Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.
We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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