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Financial Accountant

Location: Verdant Leisure, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3SW

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (dependent upon experience)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time position of 37.5hrs a week, Monday to Friday

About the Role

As a Financial Accountant reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller, you will be an integral part of our finance team. Ensuring the integrity of financial information, maintaining compliance, and actively contributing to the enhancement of controls and processes. Collaborating closely with the Management Accountant, your role will involve providing vital support to the finance team and offering guidance when necessary.

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage, lead and develop staff in the Finance team
  • Manage and oversee accounts payable and receivable processes
  • Audit preparation and producing statutory accounts
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Cashflow Management
  • Analysis of data to determine trends, risks, opportunities and areas for improvement
  • Working closely with HODs
  • Business Partnering
  • Carrying out any other ad hoc tasks as required

 

About the Person

We seek a Financial Accountant with a proven track record in a similar role and a robust working knowledge of Microsoft 365 Dynamics. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, confident, and well-organized, demonstrating the capability to interpret data, identify and resolve discrepancies, and consistently meet tight deadlines. Excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a professional approach are essential for this role.

Key Requirements:

  • Fully or part-qualified accountant, ideally holding ACCA or ACA credentials.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge, with a preference for experience gained from practice.
  • Proven experience in producing statutory accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Experience using Microsoft 365 Dynamics.
  • Proficiency in payroll procedures.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Previous team management experience.

Benefits

When you join Team Verdant you will be working in a fun and collaborative environment. You can also take advantage of some fantastic benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), with an additional day added for each year of service up to 8 years.
  • An online discount platform where you can save money on shopping, dining, travel, days out and much more; 
  • Up to 30% off park breaks for you, your friends and your family and last-minute park breaks from only £99; 
  • Discounted use of facilities on park, including restaurants, leisure and activities; 
  • An annual 'Verdant Experience' - experience a Verdant holiday as a customer, but with no charge! We simply ask that you make the most of it and give us your honest feedback afterwards!;
  • Access to a 24/7 confidential counselling and advice line; 
  • Many opportunities for recognition and reward - monthly 'Stars' awards, annual awards for individuals and park teams, 'Cheers for Peers' cards, and any excuse for cakes, biscuits and celebrations!;
  • Get involved with our company wide team initiatives to help each other, our communities and the planet like our Green Champions & Charity Champions; 
  • A commitment to providing training & development opportunities, recognising potential and supporting you in your career.

Interested?

For more information or an informal chat about the role, please call our friendly HR team on 01524 239665 or email hr@verdantleisure.co.uk

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