Senior Management Accountant

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Competitive Salary + benefits
17 Oct 2018
17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Level of qualification

About Us

The Road Transport Industry is a dynamic, business critical sector upon which the UK economy depends. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. It is the voice of the road haulage profession, a champion of its interests and a respected partner to the broader logistics community. We represent approximately 7,000 member companies.

Job Purpose

To provide effective support to the Head of Finance and Finance Director and to be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the accounting and purchase ledger workstreams of the department.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Line manager to the accounting and purchase ledger team members
  • Setting / reviewing team member objectives through the company’s PDR process
  • Responsible for coordinating month end close, including compiling and circulating the month end timetable
  • Responsible for preparing the monthly management accounts for the RHA
  • Responsible for preparing the monthly management fund accounts for the RHA Benevolent Fund (registered Charity)
  • Management of capital expenditure process
  • Balance sheet management including monthly reconciliations
  • Management of daily bank reconciliations
  • Responsible for company credit card management
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Preparation of staff payroll template for outsourced provider
  • Validation of monthly sales commission calculations
  • Prepare P11d’s using Sage P11d software
  • Provide input into company KPI reporting
  • Assist with the revision of company policies whereby Finance is the guardian
  • Responsible for documenting, reviewing and enhancing the Finance team standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and processes
  • Frequent monitoring and assessment of internal controls with regards to finance and business processes to reduce risk and increase automation and efficiency
  • Ensure users have the correct access rights to financial systems
  • Responsible for company insurance renewals and claims coordination
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting
  • Play a pivotal role in the year-end audit
  • Coordination of record keeping to retention timescales, ensuring compliance with GDPR
  • Any other tasks required by the Head of Finance/ Finance Director

Key skills:

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA)
  • Must be a people person with the ability to supervise, manage and lead staff effectively
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills essential
  • High proficiency in Excel
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • An appetite to develop or change processes to improve efficiency
  • Commercially aware
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach

How to apply: please send your CV and covering letter to the link provided by Friday 2nd November 2018

General Responsibilities:

All employees of the RHA have the following responsibilities:-

Health and Safety

  • To take responsibility for your own health, safety and welfare, being conversant and ensuring compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures

Training and Development

  • To undertake all reasonable training, learning and development activity designed to support you in your role

Diversity and Equality

  • To be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment

Quality Policy

  • To be responsible for the activities required to support the organisation’s Quality Policy

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