Accountant, Alf’s Motorcycles

I am delighted to be recruiting on behalf of Alf’s Motorcycles, a well-established and highly respected Kawasaki & MV Agusta motorcycle dealership based in Worthing.  Reporting to the managing director, the accountant will take sole responsibility for the finance function. 

Your key duties will include:• Recording daily financial transactions and completing the posting process• Maintaining the purchase ledger and making all payments to suppliers• Purchase/sales & nominal ledger maintenance• Bank, Barclay Card and nominal reconciliations• Monthly balance sheet and profit & loss accounts• Calculation and submission of VAT & other HMRC returns• Preparation of monthly management accounts• Robust cashflow forecasting• Interpreting financial data, providing analysis and comparison/variance information, including stock reports, in a timely manner• Submitting payroll data and making BACS payments• Maintenance of HR Records• Government reporting (FCA/GABRIEL/National Statistics)• Liaising with business contacts such as external accountants, customers & suppliers• Company secretarial duties including annual subscriptions and utility contracts.

Our ideal candidate will be an AAT qualified (or equivalent) accountant or bookkeeper with motor trade or general SMEaccountancy experience.  Either way, you will definitely be the sort of person who is happy to undertake any task to ensure the smooth running of accounts and office administration, as well as having the ability to support the managing director with business planning and strategy.  If you are a true self-starter who enjoys the challenge of working to deadlines, and have exceptionally strong IT and communication skills, then we would love to hear from you!

Please note that the days/hours you will be working are Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and the salary of £28-35,000 is therefore on a pro rata basis.