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Herefordshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Seymour John Ltd
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Accountant | Hereford | Permanent | up to £35,000

The Company

Engineering Company

Role summary

As a key member of a small office team, the Financial Accountant will be responsible for maintaining financial records, managing supplier payments, monitoring, and pursuing customer debts and supporting external finance business partners with their information requirements. Submission of VAT and CIS returns will also be a required on a timely and accurate basis.

The Director’s hope that the role can develop in due course to include additional value adding aspects, including procurement reviews to ensure best quality and competitive costs, as well as management accounting. The Directors are reviewing opportunities to use scanning technology for purchase invoices and the Financial Accountant will be the project leader if this is implemented.

Training and support will be given for any developments within the role.

Key skills & experience

Job description: Not limited to, but including:

  • Inputting purchase invoices into software, ensuring accuracy so that the costs for each project can be accurately monitored and barcoding each invoice
  • Performing supplier statement reconciliations
  • Reconciling the bank, petty cash, and credit cards, allocating cash movements against ledgers
  • Updating the cashbook for transactions which are outside of the sales and purchase ledgers
  • Raising sales invoices and monitoring customer payments received, chasing, and sending statements if necessary
  • Supporting the external payroll bureau with their information requirements and reviewing the payroll reports for completeness and accuracy
  • Submitting VAT and CIS returns on a timely basis
  • EAC/ELC monthly returns
  • Entering invoices onto the Tungsten Portal System
  • Verifying subcontractors with HMRC and ensuring that reverse charge VAT is correctly applied
  • Ensuring that necessary payments to HMRC are made on time and accurately
  • Preparing payment runs for Director approval
  • Producing year end reports for the external accountants and answering any follow up queries
  • Processing staff mileage forms and expense claims
  • Preparing Office of National Statistics forms
  • Preparing cashflow forecasts
  • Primary point of contact for any finance queries, both internally and externally
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Providing information for the submission of the p11d
  • Submitting the annual confirmation statement
  • Updating the pension contribution schedules and ensuring that payments are made accurately and on time
  • Constantly evaluating the financial controls in place with a view to mitigating risk and protecting the business and its assets

General admin

  • Answering telephone calls and the office door, taking messages, and assisting with queries.
  • Filing internal documentation, opening post and general office duties
  • Supporting the Directors and colleagues with ad hoc tasks, such as contract renewals
  • Planning workload, ensuring that deadlines are met, and any concerns are highlighted as soon as identified
  • Providing a professional service for all stakeholders, developing long term relationships
  • Adhering with all relevant guidance and legislation and attending training courses to retain and develop knowledge where required


Gathering timesheets

Weekly wages for operatives

Weekly pension payment for operatives to The Peoples’ Pension

Monthly Salar payments for office staff

Monthly pension payment for office staff to The Peoples’ Pension

Kiddivouchers – processing payment and entering onto EvolutionM, yearly income review

Administering Scottish Widow Pensions

Tax Year End – setting up new payroll tax year on EvolutionM / P600’s

Contracts of employment

Tax codes – assisting Directors when possible

Personal Profile

Proven experience as a Financial Accountant or similar role

Strong knowledge of financial accounting principles

Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Excel

Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail

VAT and CIS experience

Part Qualified/Qualified CIMA or ACCA accountant, although not essential will look at QBE

We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated, highly organised and with an excellent attention to detail. We are a forward-thinking business that is excited by opportunities to improve and strengthen what we do. We are looking for someone who can perform under deadlines, see the bigger picture as well as the finer detail, and who is as enthusiastic about making progress and continually developing as we are.

For further information, please contact Rhian Mountjoy 

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