Company Accountant / Management Accountant


£50,000 - £60,000 pro-rated to circa 2.5 days week (The days / hours spent will be yours to allocate as long as the work is completed..

Based at home in and around the London area with access to Central London for occasional meetings.


This is a sole charge "hands on" role where you must hit the ground running and hopefully develop the role further as the business grows.

The role will ideally suit a person who already works part time and is looking to fill their week with another engagement, a returning mother or someone who is semi retired who wishes to keep themselves partially occupied.


Part of a Family office business with £60m of assets - £30 million in bridging finance and £30 million with property development projects e.g. development of housing and flats in the UK

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills


Qualified accountant (e.g. CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA etc.) or could be time barred, part qualified or unqualified.

Proven track record of preparing group consolidated management accounts and financial statements (including Income Statement / P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow)

Demonstrable record of working with senior managers to manage cash flow on a weekly basis and producing cash flow forecasts and bank reconciliations

Experience of managing financial transactions, administration and bookkeeping using a Chart of Accounts (including posting journal entries)

Filing tax returns (e.g. PAYE, CIS, VAT etc.)

Managing AR and AP ledgers on a weekly basis

Processing payroll on a monthly basis

Preparing information for year-end statutory audit

Experience of implementing continuous improvement cycles

Able to hit the ground running using XERO and excellent Excel skills, Word and Powerpoint

Preparation of budgets and associated monitoring of performance via production of KPI's from MI systems

Development of KPIs that track sales / financial / operational performance

Providing support to the CFO re: creation of business plans

Knowledge of relevant reporting requirements in line with UK GAAP


Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written skills

Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to prioritise / organise workloads as well as stakeholder management at a senior level


Reporting to the CFO you will ensure commercial / financial expertise is instilled and maintained within all areas of the business to maximise growth opportunities and profits / operational cash flow in line with the business plan. To be an ongoing advisor for all profit / cost centres for support, analysis and decision making in order to enhance overall business performance.

Aims and Objectives

The role is to have responsibility for looking after the company's accounts, advising the CFO and company management regarding the financial implications of business decisions, in order to aid growth and profit. They will also have responsibility for maintaining accurate books for accounts payable and receivable, payroll, as well as financial entries and reconciliations.


Reporting into the CFO, the responsibilities of the role will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparing financial statements for internal and external use and supporting auditing efforts
  • Preparing group consolidated management accounts and reports on a monthly basis (including income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements) to identify results and trends
  • Managing cash flow on a weekly basis by tracking transactions and regularly producing and reviewing 13-week cash flow forecasts
  • Managing financial transactions by project, department or company using general ledger codes as defined by the company's Chart of Accounts
  • Reconciling spending with budgets and forecasts as part of job costing
  • Filing tax returns (e.g. VAT, CIS etc.), supported by the CFO
  • Undertaking financial administration and maintaining records to ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis as required (please
  • see below):

o Maintaining records of financial transactions by establishing accounts, posting transactions and reconciling entries (double-entry bookkeeping)

o Developing systems to account for financial transactions by managing a Chart of Accounts

o Defining bookkeeping policies and procedures

o Maintaining the company's ledgers and preparing a trial balance

o Making journal entries for all receipts, payments, and other financial transactions

o Filing source documents for all journal entries recorded

o Posting journal entries to ledger accounts

o Preparing information for auditors

o Performing bank reconciliations to the company's bank statements

o Preparing cash flow statements

o Preparing financial reports

o Recording cash receipts, handling bank deposits and maintaining petty cash

o Handling accounts payable and receivable on a week to week basis

o Issuing invoices for money that is owed to the company

o Setting up payments in the AP ledger and bank account on behalf of the organisation for regular bills

o Preparing purchase orders in accordance with requests

o Performing payroll administration duties

o Maintaining historical records by filing documents