Company Accountant Job | HT13798 - Howett Thorpe

Company Accountant
Croydon, Surrey

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum

Benefits: Good benefits package
Reference number HT13798
Added on May 30, 2017

About The Role

As the Company Accountant your role will be instrumental on all financial aspects of the business.  Working closely with the Managing Director and supporting Sales, Operations and all other areas of the business, you will instrumental on supporting the long-term strategy and assisting with driving the business forward.

Additionally, you will be hands on with all aspects of the finance function, from Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger through to preparation of accounts and providing management information.

As this role is a new role within the business, you will have the opportunity to ease yourself into the role and have a handover with the current bookkeeper whilst looking at other areas for development within the business such as Stock Control, Systems, Reporting etc.

About Our Client

This role is working within a business with a turnover just under £10M and are looking to grow over the coming years. They are family owned with a stable client base internationally.

About You

As with any SME business, your fit into the company is just as important as your abilities to do the job in hand, so you will meet several members within the business at the interview stage.

We are looking for the following skills, attributes and qualifications:

  • Ideally a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) but we will consider QBE (Qualified by Experience) applications
  • You must come from an SME environment, turnover circa £20M ideally
  • You will have a stable work history, showing longevity in each role you have worked within
  • A personable individual that can speak on the same level as all members of the business, both in and out of Finance
  • If you have experience from within the Engineering, Manufacturing, Retail or similar sectors it would be seen favourable but not essential

Things you should know

This is a new opportunity that has arisen through the continued success of the business, you will have the opportunity to make this role what you want once you are settled into the business and you will be working with all areas of the company to continue its success.

Commutable from: Bromley, Caterham, Crawley, Croydon, Dorking, East Grinstead, Epsom, Gatwick, Horley, Leatherhead, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Walton


Howett Thorpe recruit for roles within accounts payable, credit control, payroll also covering accounts assistants, audit, management accounts, financial accounts, analysts, financial controllers, financial directors, corporate finance, tax including all part qualified and qualified vacancies.

Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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