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SYSTEMS ACCOUNTANT / FINANCE MANAGER

Employer
Reed
Location
Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
SYSTEMS ACCOUNTANT/FINANCE MANAGER

Our client is large Private Equity backed business and has achieved significant year on year growth which is set to continue. They have built up a loyal customer base, having established a scalable platform. The company is led by an experienced management and investor team and have a collaborative and positive culture where talent is valued.

Due to an internal promotion, there is a vacancy for a Systems Accountant / Finance manager to join the Ipswich finance team, reporting to the Deputy Financial Controller. They are seeking a strong experienced finance professional responsible for all aspects of finance operations and reporting. It will suit someone very hands on and super organised who has a clear view of what “great” looks like in a high growth digital business and who has a positive, action-orientated and results driven approach.

Areas of responsibility:
  • Key responsibility in ensuring revenue, cost of sales and gross margins are recorded correctly for reporting and analysis purposes. Ensure margins earned from commission and mark ups are accurately recorded.
  • Management of 2 or 3 direct reports responsible for sale ledger processes on the consumer and travel agents/partners businesses.
  • Involvement in month and year end close procedures and reporting, adhering to reporting timetable.
  • Perform and manage key reconciliations and write-off routines in relation to key accounts payable and accounts receivable processes ensuring all transactions are recorded correctly.
  • Manage the cash clearing and processing fees allocation for all payment transactions including any FX adjustments.
  • Management of credit control and collections procedures in relation to the B2B business.
  • Management of all business partners’ commission payments.
  • Support and provide guidance on the account payable processing and payment runs.
  • Internal cross department collaboration to rectify any pricing and costing issues discovered during reconciliation and write off processes.
  • Support the annual audit processes by being key contact person, answering audit queries and writing audit memos when required.
  • Process improvement and scale up projects for accounts payable, accounts receivable and payment runs to ensure a best practise finance function.

Candidate’s requirements:
  • Finalist/ Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA)
  • Previous experience in e-commerce business dealing with high volume and multicurrencies transactions.
  • Strong understanding of Purchase to Pay and Revenue to Cash.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel.
  • Prior experience with GP Dynamics or similar accounting software.
  • Ability to query and run reports using SQL coding (desirable).
  • Previous team management experience with 2 to 3 direct reports.
  • Able to be hands on and work independently in resolving issues and finding solutions.
  • Strong communication skills to management, team members and external parties.

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