Assistant Management Accountant

Location
Thame
Salary
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
Posted
26 Mar 2019
Closes
25 Apr 2019
Ref
3557824
Contact
Harrison Catering
Contract Type
Permanent

Harrison Catering Services Ltd are a privately owned contract catering business with a turnover in excess of £55 million and over 2000 employees across the UK. Due to continued success and growth they are seeking to appoint an Assistant Management Accountant to join their finance team in Thame, Oxfordshire. 

You will report directly to the Financial Controller and work within a close knit finance team of eight. Harrison offers a friendly and supportive working environment with the opportunity to gain broad commercial experience whilst developing your technical skills. As the Assistant Management Accountant your ongoing studies will be supported and the finance department is structured in such a way that you will be involved in all aspects of accounting for a particular part of the business, rather than being confined to a narrow set of tasks. 

The Assistant Management Accountant will have the following duties: 

  • Review, validate and then process & scan weekly bookwork from site, to include purchase invoices, stock values and site cash reconciliations
  • Key finance contact for a number of regional managers (MCS) to include drafting of monthly management accounts and customer invoices
  • Review site trading accounts and provide variance analysis and commentary to Financial Controller and MCS
  • Day to day administration of the vehicle fleet, approximately 40 vehicles, to include annual P11D submissions
  • Process weekly supplier payment runs
  • Assist with annual budget preparation for MCS
  • Attend sites to perform routine stock and cash audits
  • Liaise with customers, suppliers and unit managers to resolve queries
  • Provide support and cover for other members of the finance team as necessary
  • Actively seek to improve skills and achieve personal development
  • Attend training sessions as required
  • Comply with all statutory and company health and safety practices and procedures
  • Adhere to all company rules, regulations, policies, procedures and provisions of contract
  • Provide support and cover for other members of the finance team as necessary


To be successful in this role you will be a part qualified Accountant, studying towards CIMA/ACCA or be AAT qualified and starting CIMA/ACCA studies. The ideal candidate will be quick thinking with good attention to detail. You will have finance experience as well as strong IT skills in Microsoft programs. You will be a team player, possessing good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work demands and perform well under pressure
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You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic, reliable and punctual, with the ability to use your own initiative. As a vital part of the finance team you will be joining a business that will offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to achieve your personal development. 

 In return Harrison are offering the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Study support (CIMA/ACCA)
  • 28 days annual holiday (including Bank Holidays) increasing on an annual basis to a maximum of 33 days
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • High street and online discount scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If this opportunity is of interest and you would like to be part of the ambitious team at Harrison, then please click apply now with your up-to-date CV. 

For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment website – hays.co.uk/jobs/Harrison-catering or contact Anisa Ali who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Harrison. 

 Please note: The successful candidate will have to go through an Enhanced DBS security check 

 *All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Anisa Ali at Hays Accountancy & Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process*

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