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Management Accountant

Macfarlane Group UK Ltd

Management Accountant 

Location: Leicester

Hours: Full or part-time considered (3-5 days per week to suit)

Package: Salary £35,000-£40,000(dependent on hours/qualification/experience) plus Bonus, & Company Benefits

Sector: Corrugated Packaging Supply

Our Company

At Nelsons for Cartons & Packaging, a proud member of the Macfarlane Group, we’re not just leaders in supplying corrugated packaging & display solutions; we are committed to innovation, sustainability, and delivering excellence to our clients in the UK retail, display, and food sectors. Due to retirement, we are urgently seeking an experienced and qualified management accountant to join our dynamic team at our North Leicester offices, either on a full- or part-time basis.

The Management Accountant Role & Responsibilities

As a pivotal member of our team, you will play a strategic role in the financial management of our operation. The role will be site based, whilst for the right candidate we could potentially accommodate one day a week working from home.

Please note, we are open minded to appointing either a part-qualified person on a full-time basis or fully qualified individual on a part time basis (3 days minimum).

Responsibilities shall include:

  • Preparation of detailed monthly management accounts for submission to head office
  • Submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Banking and cash management
  • Setting up and maintaining Opera system entries, transactions, and code allocations
  • Supporting the wider business with financial queries
  • Ad-hoc reporting as required
  • Balance sheet reconciliation
  • Credit control
  • Acting as a key point of contact for external auditors
  • Ensuring timely submission of year-end information
  • Monitoring controls, including aged debtors, purchase orders, and payroll
  • Participation in the creation of annual operational budgets and forecasts in collaboration with the site management team

Do you have the correct profile?

To excel in this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Previous professional experience in a similar role
  • Professional accountancy qualification (part or fully qualified in AAT, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, or equivalent)
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in MS Office suite, with advanced Excel proficiency
  • High levels of accuracy & attention to detail
  • Knowledge of financial management systems, Opera Accounting system experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive attitude with a commitment to integrity and dedication
  • Experience in financial analysis and presentation

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team directly.

Our Benefits

We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits package (dependent on role & business area) can include: –

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Additional Holiday purchasing scheme (run annually)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Geographical salary weighting available at certain specific locations
  • Free parking at most of our site locations
  • Annual (company paid) volunteering day
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including hybrid/electric) for qualifying job roles
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Enhanced HR policies relating to various employee rights & entitlements
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps

We’re eager to identify the best candidates promptly, given that we are keen to appoint the successful candidate to start ASAP. To apply, click ‘apply’ and ensure your CV is up-to-date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, and shortlisted candidates will typically hear from us within a week or two. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.