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Accountant (Craigavon), c.£38k


  • Down / Northern Ireland
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 04/05/2021
  • Robbie Lemon
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Management Accountant, 9-12 months, Maternity Cover, Banbridge

VANRATH are pleased to be recruiting for a Management Accountant for a large, commercial organisation based in the Banbridge/Craigavon area. The role is to cover the current Accountant's upcoming period of maternity leave, on a 9-12 month basis, but could lead to extension thereafter. Ideally the appointment will allow a full handover for the successful candidate and our client are a highly reputable employer in NI.

The Role:

The purpose of the role is to play a prominent role in the finance department, delivering key information on both management and financial accounts, reporting directly into the Senior Accountant (FC). Duties are as follows:

  • Assist with compiling and prepare financial accounting information including the preparation and completion of schedules and reconciliations for inclusion as part of the annual Abstract of Accounts in line with the Statement of Recommended Practice guidelines and within the deadlines set out in legislation.

  • Responsibility for the management and updating of the fixed asset system and the preparation of information and input into financial accounting notes and statements

  • Maintain management accounting systems and ensure compliance with month end/year end routines in accordance with strict accounting deadlines, including posting journals and maintaining accurate records to support these

  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts including development of reports and carrying out variance analysis

  • Supervision of staff within the Creditors and Debtors teams and engaging with other managers

  • Assist with compilation and preparation of financial accounting information

  • Assist with bank account reconciliations - revenue, wages and petty cash accounts, including processing transfers on the electronic banking system to ensure the Councils bank accounts agree with the reconciliations

  • Operation of the Cash Management system: including ensuring the efficient processing of income, coding input into finance system

  • Support the Finance team regarding identifying, extracting and collating robust and accurate information for inclusion in the annual accounts in a timely manner

  • Assist, as necessary, with statistical and statutory financial returns

  • Undertake the preparation and provision of various ad-hoc financial management reports

  • Work closely with finance staff and budget holders regarding the coding structure, including creating new and deactivating existing codes

  • Undertake any other relevant duties that may be required and are commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Professionally qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Minimum of two years' relevant employment experience in 3 of the following areas:
    • Financial Accounting including the reconciliation of ledgers and the preparation and completion of financial statements;
    • Capital accounting and fixed assets;
    • The provision of detailed managements reports to senior management (to include both numerical analysis and written commentary);
    • Computerised financial systems including the extraction of detailed information and the development of reports;
    • Treasury Management including borrowings, loans, investments and cashflow management;
    • Staff supervision.



For further information on this vacancy, or any other Interim Accountancy appointment in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robbie Lemon in the strictest confidence.

Management Accountant Accountant Financial Accountant Newry Newly-Qualified Accountant

Ref: RJL0405211_1620142451



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