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General Accounts Manager

  • Location

    Bury St Edmunds

  • Sector:

    Accountancy Recruitment

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £26000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Annette Rowland

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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General Accounts Manager
Bury St Edmunds

Are you looking for a varied role, utilising your accounts experience but with exposure to so much more?

Are you happy to oversee everything in the office from both an operational and financial point of view?

If so, read on to find out more about this diverse and unusual opportunity!

With ultimate control of all financial operations, specifically you will be responsible for:

Monthly management accounts, including journals, supporting Excel spreadsheets and analysis of results
Year end accounts and supporting documentation prepared for Accountants
Ad hoc preparation of reports, summaries and investigations as required
Cash flow preparation and maintain/monitor funds available
Daily bank reconciliation and cashbook operation
Co-ordination of invoice discounting scheme
Investigating and resolving queries
Occasional processing of sales orders and delivery notes, purchase ordering and direct deliveries
Overseeing month end close-off, for sales ledger, stock and purchase ledger
Overseeing progress of monthly consignment stock reconciliations
Primary controller of stock codes and costings, creating new stock codes, putting supplier price increases into effect on stock system and advising customers
Stock reconciliations, following stock check by Warehouse Manager

Additionally you will be responsible for:

Co-ordinating media purchase transactions, including freight arrangements, calculation of stock costings, payment and co-ordination of payments from customer and to supplier, freight agent and HMRC
Roller scheme quotes
Updating Wide Format media price lists and advising Marketing Manager on website price changes
Credit card transactions
Quarterly VAT returns and complete control of VAT operation including bad debt claims
Customer price lists
Customer contracts for purchasing agreements
Calculating commission earned and other details required to process monthly payroll
Insurance renewals
Vehicle leases administration of existing leases and new acquisitions
Co-ordinating IT cover renewals and maintenance issues
Maintaining utility renewals
Dealing with matters arising regarding Premises and office equipment
Maintaining all personnel and salary information including New Starter processes
Monitoring of Auto-enrolment of pensions
General ad hoc administration
Maintaining holiday log and co-ordinate holiday and sickness cover
Proof reading e-newsletter & other articles
Operational administration, consideration and maintenance, including annual services, risk assessments and understanding of hazardous load calculations

To be successful in your application you will have experience of all the above finance duties along with ideally some experience of managing the operational activities of a business. This is an integral leadership role within the organisation where team work is essential. Whilst officially you will have line management responsibility, there is a flat structure where everyone pulls together to get the job done. An amiable manner is essential to maintain the existing effectiveness, efficiency and balance of the team.

This is an extremely varied role and a fantastic opportunity to enjoy working in a small team and build good working relationships.

You will have strong attention to detail, as well as an organised and methodical approach.

Experience of Pegasus Opera would be advantageous.

Hours are 9am 5pm. Free parking on-site.

This role would suit candidates working as Finance Managers, Accounts Managers, candidates with Practice experience looking for a role within industry or Accountants looking for an all encompassing role within a small team.

This role is commutable from Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Thetford, Newmarket, Diss and all surrounding villages.

If this is the opportunity for you, please apply today!