Reporting Accountant

  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Telford
  • Posted: 09/07/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148700

Job Details

"Accounting is the language of business.” Warren Buffett.
Our client is seeking a Reporting Accountant to join their team in Birmingham. This role involves identifying issues, needs, and opportunities for improvement, supporting changes, and acting as a liaison between various business areas to ensure smooth transitions.
The ideal candidate will have experience with variance analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, and a background in the manufacturing/distribution sector.

Your responsibilities as the Reporting Accountant will include:

  • Prepare monthly reports from the trial balance (Income Statement, Balance Sheet)
  • Analyse order intake trends
  • Conduct sales and margin analysis
  • Perform variance analysis (Sales, Expenses, vs. Prior Year, Budget) and discuss with cost centre holders
  • Analyse stock (Obsolete, WIP)
  • Provide month-end stock reports to Finance, including stock adjustment analysis per Group and Statutory guidelines
  • Support and cover for the Finance Manager and Assistant Accountant as needed
  • Assist with external audits (Financial, Quality, Customer)
  • Help managers and employees retrieve and understand available information and provide additional requested details
  • Continuously cleanse data
  • Support business forecasting and budget variance analysis
  • Identify and investigate areas for improving profitability
The successful Reporting Accountant will require the following skills and experience:
  • Experience with variance analysis and balance sheet reconciliations is required
  • Proficiency in MS Excel is essential for analysis tasks
  • Experience in a manufacturing/distribution environment is necessary
  • A higher education qualification in Business or Accounting is preferred
  • SAP knowledge is a plus
This is an office-based role.
If you’re passionate about this position or are keen to hear more, please click on “apply” as soon as possible.
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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