Advertising Salary
£37,000 - £40,000 per annum

About The Role

We are looking for a management accountant on a 12-month fixed contract to support our finance planning and accounting team.

This role’s key responsibilities will include preparation of monthly and statutory year end management accounts, preparation of balance sheet recs, and assistance with audit preparation.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of the monthly management accounts, reporting packs and consolidation reporting to parent company
  • Prepare the monthly consolidated balance sheet and cash flow
  • Calculate accruals and prepayments
  • Ensure that all balance sheets are reconciled on a regular basis
  • Ownership of the fixed asset register, including disposals, additions and reconciliations
  • Assist with the year-end production of statutory accounts and tax packs for third party advisors
  • Manage Intrastat and EC sales returns
  • Assist with the preparation of VAT returns
  • Assist auditors with audit of Group companies
  • Produce analysis of various expense accounts
  • Approve purchase orders through Coupa (purchase order) system
  • Produce balance sheet reconciliations in line with the internal timetables
  • Complete month end tasks: post journals and prepayments and reconciliations
  • Produce meaningful management account reports for issue to the business

About You

  • Team player with proactive positive attitude
  • A systematic approach and a good eye for detail
  • Able to use initiative and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to make judgements on need for consultation and escalation
  • Competent with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel
  • Finance qualification or qualified by experience
  • Experience of undertaking month end tasks
  • A working knowledge of VAT rules
  • Able to establish and maintain internal relationships at all levels

About Bestway

Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler, we also operate in Banking, Cement and Heath Care Sectors with UBL Bank, Bestway Cement and Well Pharmacy.

Our mission is to be the ‘Best Way to Grow your Food and Drinks Business’.

With 58 depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK, Bestway Wholesale is a supply partner to over 70,000 independent retailers and 40,000 catering and foodservice operators.

We have scale and purchasing power to help our customers compete in an ever-changing market. In addition to supplying to thousands of convenience stores, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members across the country and over 3,500 independent retailers have chosen our depot-run promotion club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice.

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

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