An Accountant is an integral part in any Finance team. It is a career which can provide stability and progression to individuals who are prepared to put in the hard work.
If you’re setting your sites a career in Senior Finance, learn more about the role of an Accountant and what it takes to excel in this position here:
What makes a good Accountant?
Accountants are essential for business growth, using their expertise to steer important financial decisions, applying integrity and intelligence.
Accountants are Qualified and are trained in bookkeeping and in preparation, auditing and analysis of accounts. Accountants prepare annual reports and financial statements for planning and decision making, and advise on tax laws and investment opportunities.
There are several different disciplines which Accountants can specialise in:
- Management accounting - helping managers understand how to run the business.
- Financial accounting - providing financial information to investors or government regulators about a business or even a whole sector.
- Auditors - check figures and reports for accuracy and can uncover wrongdoing.
- Tax - help their clients understand how much tax they need to pay, advise on ways to legally minimise tax and also advise on tax implications of investments and takeovers.
We would highly recommend taking steps to become Chartered as the salary benefits and career opportunities this can provide are beneficial.
Upon qualifying, chartered accountants are among the top earners in the UK, with an average salary of £35,000. With two to four years of experience post qualification, expect your salary to rise to £60,000, and £90,000 following five years of experience.
Interim Project Accountant
Up to £275 per annum
Are you an immediately available accountant, looking for your next contract role? Cherry Professional are working with a retail business, who are looking to recruit an interim Project Accountant to work at their head office in Leicester, for an initial 3 months. Role & Responsibilities: Balance sheet reconciliations Variance Analysis Month-end reporting The right candidate: Have had experience of working in a finance team and exposure to month end work and balance sheet recs Strong Excel Skills Strong interpersonal skills
Senior Financial Accountant
£250.00 - £300 per day
Senior Financial Accountant - Nottingham - Interim - Contract We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant qualified ACA / ACCA (ideally trained with the Big 4 / Top 10) who has experience working for or auditing listed Plc's. The Head of Finance has advised us they want someone who can hit the ground running and offer significant support during a busy period. Strong communication skills are paramount as you will need to develop strong relations across the group. Essential Duties -Preparation of extended trial balance -Preparation of full statutory accounts with notes -Prepare and submit documentation for annual statutory audits -Review of Balance Sheet account reconciliations and accounting entries. -Lead Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOx) compliance -Preparation and submission of VAT returns Jobs you may have applied for may include Group Financial Accountant, Group Accountant, Financial Accountant, Audit Senior. Cherry Professional are recruiting this role on behalf of the client.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Management Accountant (part-qualified) - Derbyshire - Permanent Are you a part-qualified Management Accountant looking for opportunities in the Ashbourne, Derbyshire area? We have an exciting opening with a SME Manufacturing company who are looking to expand their Finance team with this newly created role. Reporting to the Head of Finance, responsibilities will include: - Support the monthly management accounts process - Prepare analysis of variances to budget - Complete balance sheet reconciliations - Assist with the preparation of the annual budget and forecasting process - Production and reporting of financial KPIs within the business. You will be providing day-to-day financial management support to the business and will play an active part in driving the profitability of the business. You will be part-qualified, ACCA / CIMA / ACA, with relevant experience in management accounts. As your confidence and knowledge builds you will be encouraged to contribute ideas, recommendations and improvements to systems and processes, and empowered in the role to make your own decisions You have a proven track record in Management accounts, and, ideally, have some experience in Manufacturing business. So, if you have a combination of enthusiasm, dedication and you enjoy working in team where you will link up with a variety of departments, apply now. You may have also applied for Assistant Management Accountant; Assistant Accountant; Finance Analyst; Accountant and Assistant Finance Manager
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits package
Are you a Management Accountant looking for your next role? If you are our client is a reputable and established SME Manufacturing company based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire who are looking to expand their Finance team. The purpose of the role is to provide day-to-day financial management support to the business, reporting to the Head of Finance. This role will suit you if you have the confidence to recommend improvements and make decisions and are not shy to get stuck in! You will be empowered in the role to make your own decisions. This is a genuine opportunity to grow your career in this newly created role. Responsibilities will include: - Lead the monthly management accounts process - Prepare analysis of variances to budget - Complete balance sheet reconciliations - Assist with the preparation of the annual budget and forecasting process - Profit and Loss, CAPEX and cash flow - Production and reporting of financial KPIs within the business. - Proactively manage costs within budgets and work on increasing profitability throughout the business. - Assist with product costing and customer pricing decisions including BOM - Ensure accurate inventory valuation within the accounting system (including raw materials, WIP and finished goods) - Assist with the implementation of a new ERP system To be successful you will be either experienced in Management accounts and ideally with Manufacturing experience. You need to possess willingness & acumen to work with other departments outside finance to drive the profitability of the business.
Assistant Finance Manager
£28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Nottingham - Assistant Finance Manager - £30,000+ Brand new opportunity for an Assistant Finance Manager to join a company in north Nottingham. Cherry are recruiting this role exclusively. This is a real hands on, breadth of the business type role, where you'll get exposure from the top down and bottom up. As the Assistant Finance Manager, you'll hold responsibility for the Cash Flow, Cash Books, Finance queries, supporting the Management Accountant with month end and ad-hoc queries as they arise. Offering between £28,000 to £34,000 on an initial 12-month contract. The offices are modern and open plan, really driving communication in the organisation, which gives that feeling of everybody in it together. Finance team of eight (including the Finance Director) and lots of longevity in the business to help you get the right information when you have questions. Culturally they are moving towards pace and proactivity, so they're looking for likeminded colleagues. They want to do well, and they want people to care. Key Responsibilities; -Manage the Finance function and deputise for Financial Controller when needed -Month-end reporting -Monitor cash flow and report expected position -Reconcile cash books -Administer payroll -Ensure HMRC compliance with all PAYE & pension legislation -Manage credit control Other roles you may have applied for include Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Group Accountant, Company Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Accountant, The role is commutable from Nottingham, Sheffield and Lincoln.