Assistant Management Accountant, Chester, UK

Business Unit: Finance & Operations

Location: Chester - Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Assistant Management Accountant, Chester, UK

The Team...

Our finance team is central to the success of the business, a fact that was recognised by us being finalists for the 2015 large finance team award in the North West Finance Awards. Our aim is to proactively drive business value through informed and insightful decision making. We work in partnership with the business and are agile and responsive to business needs whilst maintaining a transparent system of effective standards, processes and controls. To support this goal we strive to have the best highly engaged finance professionals in our team. We’re on an exciting journey, and we have the strategies in place to get us to our destination.


The Role…

As part of a global finance team, this role will have the opportunity to really make a mark on the future success of GBG, and your record of achievements. Working from our Chester headquarters the role will report to the Finance Manager within this fast paced and acquisitive organisation.


What you will do…

  • Assisting with the preparation of overheads for the monthly management accounts ensuring that the they accurately reflect business performance
  • Assisting with monthly P&L and balance sheet reconciliations and postings including accruals and prepayments
  • Assisting with monthly Flash forecasting
  • Assisting with audits
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Group quarterly VAT returns, annual HMRC tax compliance returns, PSA tax calculations, ONS surveys and other regular external compliance reports
  • Ensuring accurate transfer of data between the in-house purchase order system and the finance software
  • Administration of the SAP Concur expense & travel system, including processing the accounting files, adding new users / removing leavers and any other team changes.
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register
  • Completion of daily bank reconciliations
  • Providing support in other areas of the Finance Team
  • Ad-hoc projects and duties as guided by your line manager


To enable you to be successful, we are looking for…


  • AAT qualification or equivalent is advantageous and currently studying CIMA or equivalent qualification with a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and substantial experience of reconciliation work
  • Experience of Microsoft Navision is advantageous
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills plus a high level of efficiency, happy to be given project work and see it through to completion with minimal of assistance
  • First rate interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines and a mature approach to work is essential
  • Sound Microsoft Excel skills are essential as is a high standard of accuracy
  • You will be able to demonstrate a positive, engaging, hard-working approach and exhibit the company values of Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Respect and Trust.
  • A self-starter with a “can do” attitude able to operate in an autonomous, hands-on environment
  • The ability to plan your workload and focus on the right priorities
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to resolve any queries
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • A highly motivated individual, that brings energy and confidence, that is target driven and able to work as part of a team


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