Financial Accountant – Sussex £Competitive +PRP

Company Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing UK based drinks group, encompassing two vineyards and two craft breweries.  The group has been established through various acquisitions during 2020 and 2021 and are looking to achieve aggressive sustained growth into both the UK wine and beer markets over the coming years.

Position Overview

The Financial Accountant will oversee all financial matters for the drinks group and its subsidiaries, including monthly management accounts, HMRC submissions, payroll, supplier payments and accounting for income.

Over the next 5 years we will grow significantly and are looking for an ambitious individual that can support key management, apply accounting knowledge to a range of businesses, help manage the growth of the business (such as capital projects) and help lead the team through this exciting and challenging period. You will report to the General Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Key member of the on-site management team, helping to cultivate a motivated employee environment.

Draft monthly management accounts for presentation internally and at Board Meetings.  Implement and monitor budgetary controls.

Prepare annual financial statements including liaison with external accountants, finalisation and submission.  Submission of information to HMRC and other such agencies as required.

Overall financial responsibility for purchase ledger, income recognition, payroll and bank reconciliation.  Preparation and reconciliation of monthly balance sheet.

Ad-hoc reports and investigation of financial matters as required.

Essential Skills

Experience as a SME accountant.

Professional qualification preferable (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), part-qualified and qualified-by-experience also considered.

Track record in working for a growing company and adhering to a business plan / budget.

Commercially astute and able to communicate financial matters to non-financial team members.

Strategic thinking, willingness to progress with autonomy and ability to problem solve.

Can-do attitude, able to demonstrate a willingness to deal with detail and solve day-to-day transactional matters.

The ideal candidate will be prepared to work at a detailed hands-on level but also be ambitious and prepared to grow with the business to ultimately be able to progress to run an expanded internal finance team.

If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium beverages to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden on 07787408844.


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