Company Accountant - Crewkerne/Chard - £: Competitive
If you’ve reached a waypoint in your finance career where you’re ready to shift things up a gear to a number one position, this could be the ideal opportunity. It’s the perfect transition role for an experienced number two or indeed a talented practice-based manager seeking a move into industry.
We’re working with a precision engineering manufacturer with an outstanding track record of prosperity spanning almost 100 years. Their success can be largely attributed to their business attitude; they’ve worked hard to ensure that they are consistently at the cutting edge of technology and in-house know how. But they also recognise that having 65 people on their wavelength has taken the business to where it is today. By promoting a flat structure where ideas flow and are implemented across all areas of the business, they’re consistently ahead of the game.
They’ve tasked us with sourcing their new Company Accountant. This is a pivotal role in the business and acts as the finance number one, reporting directly to the Managing Director. It’s a mixed role, predominantly entailing the efficient running of the company’s account procedures and systems, but also with an ad-hoc HR administration element. You’ll be supported by two team members and will have autonomy to develop and tweak your department to make sure that the function is as efficient as the products this company produces.
We’ve an extremely detailed and well written technical specification for this role, which we’re keen to share with potentially suitable candidates. And who is that? Our client has a genuinely flexible attitude but in an ideal world, we’re searching for a professionally qualified individual (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), with a background gained within a manufacturing or engineering background. That said, personal attributes are of huge important here and very strong QBE’s or candidates that possess industry experience but lack the manufacturing background will also be considered. And if you’re an experienced manager from practice with a solid understanding of the manufacturing finance cycle, we’d also be keen to hear from you (the existing incumbent has a similar background). Whatever your background, you’ll possess excellent attention to details, all round It experience (including MS Excel), and very strong commercial awareness.
This employer is keen to move quickly with this recruitment project so if you feel that the role may be of interest, please do not hesitate to apply asap. Talk/apply to Elle Benjamin quoting reference EB6985 for a confidential discussion about the formal and informal elements of the role.