Chief Accountant

Full time, Permanent
St. Neots
Posted 4 years ago

Chief Accountant: Reporting directly to the MD, the role is to lead a small accounting team of 4-5 with responsibility to maintain company’s accounting records, perform statutory and group reporting, manage debtors/credit control and to ensure tax and other financial compliance.


• Management of the accounting team.
• Maintenance of the company’s accounting records using Sage 50.
• Closing of the monthly financial ledgers in accordance with the group’s policies (IFRS) and reporting according to its standard timetable. In addition to typical routines, deferred income, IFRS 16, and special attention to the company’s rental fleet.
• Managing the debtors/credit control team of two people.
• Liaison with the group’s European service team in connection with the processing of employees’ travel expenses.
• Preparing annual statutory accounts, drafting corporation tax computations, making VAT and other tax returns.
• Preparing various regular management information reports.
• ONS and other financial compliance.


• ACA or ACCA preferred.
• At least three years’ experience in a similar role and in a disciplined environment. This is to include the managing of other accounting personnel. Experience should encompass the majority of tasks shown above.
• Working with Sage 50.
• Good organisational skills.
• Ability to lead, work with responsibility and accountability and with good attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate well with other staff, at all levels, in both verbal and written form, and external professional advisers.
• Ability to work under pressure and to work flexibly if deadlines dictate.


English fluent written and verbal.


Occasional travel may be required for this role.


Good working knowledge of Sage 50 and Office365, especially Excel.

Job Features

Job CategoryAccountancy & Finance
Job ReferenceARBSChAc

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