Accounts and Finance Manager

An interesting and varied role based near Pershore for an experienced Accounts & Finance Manager. Ideally full time but 4 days a week can be an option. £33/36k (pro rata) + excellent benefits package.

Primary Purpose of the Position

To facilitate the smooth operation of the accounts department, by providing professional hands on approach, proactively resolving issues. 

Main Duties of the Position


  • Assist with preparation, recording, controls and archiving elements related to the statutory, analytical and month end management accounting
  • Accurately complete the daily and monthly account reconciliations
  • Complete daily purchase ledger transactions with the support of an accounts assistant, whilst dealing with queries in a timely manner
  • Manage the currency exchange procedures with the approval of the Commercial Manager
  • Raise any relevant credit notes requested by the operations and sales team
  • Sales ledger management, resolving customer invoice queries
  • Oversee the credit control function supported by the Accounts Assistant
  • Preparation of all outbound payments
  • Accurately complete regulatory submissions such as EC Sales, VAT & Intrastat reports
  • Prepare the month end management accounts file ready for the external accountants to complete the accounts
  • Manage the fixed asset register and depreciation
  • Generate cash forecasts required by the group CFO
  • Proactively contribute to the process improvement and streamlining of accounts activities
  • Generate other management reports as necessary
  • Manage interim & year end audits


·         Create a good impression of Company at all times and adhere to company rules and standards, including when working or travelling off-site

·         Deputise and provide cover for absent colleagues as required, and regularly refresh on processes to ensure this can be achieved effectively

  • Be responsible for the appropriate storage of documents

·         Provide a professional, courteous and efficient service to all customers

·         Ensure all waste is disposed of safely and in line with company processes, recycling wherever possible

·         Any other duties that may be required from time to time for the smooth running of the business.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • A relevant bookkeeping qualification, with evidence of continued professional development
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within an internationally focused organisation
  • Excellent IT skills

·         Clear and effective communication ability, both written and spoken, and all levels within the business and externally to all major customers and stake holders when required

  • Good understanding of, and commitment to, safe working practices.
  • Clean Driving license – essential car user with access to company vehicle or allowance
  • Good understanding of Customer Service excellence


  • French/Italian speaking
  • Willingness to travel as required

Personal Characteristics

·         Conscientious, reliable, with good attendance and timekeeping standards

·         Honest, trustworthy, able to work unsupervised

·         Keen to learn and acquire new skills, responds positively to feedback

·         Demonstrates initiative and contributes ideas

·         Pragmatic approach to problem-solving without cutting corners

·         Positive team player

·         Flexible, adaptable, and calm when working under pressure

·         Ability to work effectively at all levels and with a diverse team

·         The post holder must be able to identify their own training requirements and have the willingness to get involved in activities outside their immediate area of responsibility, where appropriate learning new skills

           on the job

·         Candidates must be flexible to work additional hours, as and when required


To apply for this role please email an up to date CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you require any further information please contact our office on 01684 295400.

First Choice Recruitment Services are a privately owned independent Recruitment service provider, we act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and as an employment business for temporary recruitment. Our service is a free and confidential service to work seekers.

We are specialists in the following employment sectors in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire


PA/Secretarial Customer Service Project Management Accounts/Finance


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First Choice Recruitment, 62 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BJ Telephone 01684 295400