Trainee Management Accountant

Ernest Doe is a long established, family-owned firm supplying a wide range of agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery, as well as selling a huge selection of clothing, footwear, garden and homeware accessories and DIY tools and products across 19 country stores. We employ over 550 staff across the South East of England.

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, keen and driven Trainee Management Accountant to join the existing team at Head Office, based in Maldon, Essex.

Role Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for assisting in the preparation and review of monthly management accounts and year end statutory financial statements for Ernest Doe & Sons Limited (“EDS”) and other group companies.

Main Responsibilities/Skills Required:

  • Assist in the monthly preparation of management account reports across all group companies
  • Responsible for the monthly commercial performance review of allocated branches / departments
  • Analysis of allocated balance sheet and income statement items to supplement the monthly management accounts pack / statutory accounts / corporation tax returns
  • Input into the daily cash flow review
  • Reconciliation of petty cash balances (including foreign currency)
  • Processing into nominal ledger including prepayments, accruals and journals
  • An understanding of the purchase ledger cycle and processing of purchase invoices
  • Other ad hoc accounts processing / project work
  • Investigate queries from branches / department heads
  • Participate in branch and business unit audits
  • Part qualified / qualified AAT or relevant bookkeeping experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to deal diplomatically with customers and colleagues across all levels of the business in a timely, polite and professional manner
  • Have a flexible and approachable manner
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to work well with others
  • Be organised to manage own workload and meet deadlines
  • Professional and tidy appearance
  • Attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of large spreadsheet functionality including Vlookups, pivot tables, data sorting desired.
  • Job Categories
    Job Categories: Business Support Services
  • Job Type
    Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
  • Job Location
    Job Location: Ulting
  • Ref No
    Ref No: WS2086

Additional Information

  • Start Date:
    Immediate, but subject to successful candidates notice period
  • Hours:
    25 hours per week – 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday
  • Salary:
    £Competitive, depending on experience
  • Benefits:
    32 days annual leave including bank holidays, Company Sick Pay Scheme after 6 months service, Workplace Pension after 3 months service, 25% Staff Discount in Country Stores and Life Assurance Cover (2 x salary)
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