Below is a typical job description for a Company Accountant which we hope you find useful. If you need any assistance with recruiting a Company Accountant in the Lancashire or North Manchester area, we’d love to hear from you.

The Company Accountant job description can vary greatly dependent on a company’s turnover and the structure and size of the accounts department.   This job title is typically found in smaller companies usually up to around £5m t/o and involves full responsibility for managing a company's finances either in a stand alone role or perhaps with one or two admin or accounts support staff. Depending on size and complexity of roles the salary could range from 25-30k to 30-40k.

Job description

  • Annual statutory accounts preparation and management of annual audits
  • Prepare monthly or quarterly management accounts
  • Submitting quarterly VAT returns
  • Carrying out bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining & updating fixed asset records
  • Managing ledgers
  • Producing budgets and forecasts
  • Negotiation and administration of company insurances and pensions
  • Managing cash flow and bank balances
  • Dealing with Companies House and National Statistics returns
  • Providing cover for the Accounts Administrator duties, including payroll and purchase ledger administration
  • Providing general financial advice to the Managing Director, Shareholders and Managers

Person Specification

Typical qualities of a Company Accountant may include:

  • Familiar with Accounting software such as SAGE or Xero
  • Qualified by experience or studying towards a recognised accountancy qualification
  • Able to communicate confidently with business owner / managers and external stakeholders