Working with Aston Barclay

Management Accountant (6 month FTC)

Location: Wakefield

Voted the fastest growing Tech company in the North of England 2017 and number 20 in The Sunday Times top 20 tech track 100 list 2018, The Car Buying Group, work with enthusiastic, passionate, and hardworking individuals. Our passion is cars and customer experience.

Our mission is to bring new perspectives, energy and more innovative ways of working to extend our value within the automotive industry.

We are looking for a Management Accountant to join our team in Normanton to start ASAP. The role reports to the Commercial Finance Director.

The role is a 6 month fixed term contract with a potential to become permanent.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide data and MI for management accounts and reporting.
  • Manage transactional processes.
  • Oversee the Purchase Ledger Function and reporting.
  • Oversee credit control.
  • Prepare the PAYE Settlement Agreement alongside HR.
  • Assist with the management of the external audit.
  • Continuously improve controls and procedures for the benefit of TCBG.
  • Support Management with ad hoc requests and reporting.

Duties include:

  • Review daily cashflow with a view to highlighting any issues and to support weekly cashflow.
  • Prepare monthend journals and assist in balance sheet reconciliation.
  • Assist in adhoc projects and provide data to the Commercial Finance Director in order to support budget holders in monitoring their KPIs.
  • Support with the preparation and review of the daily/weekly management reporting and month end management accounts.
  • Support the Finance Controller with data and MI to ensure that all month end duties can be completed in a timely manner.
  • Support the Finance Controller with daily flash reporting.
  • Support with adhoc requests & act as the proxy for the Finance Controller as necessary.
  • Ensure that the bank is fully reconciled and cash book entries are correct on a daily basis.
  • Reconcile Barclays funding facility on a daily basis and support on site audits.
  • Ensure daily reconciliation of purchases, sales and stock.
  • Provide support to the Accounts Assistant as required.
  • Ensure all PL transactions are correctly reported in the GL.
  • Ensure all payment processes are adhered to.
  • Aid in the management of workloads and deadline achievement.
  • Developing and maintaining financial controls, ensuring they are consistently applied.


  • Qualified in AAT or close to completion with the relevant experience.
  • Experienced in using accounting packages, preferably Xero.
  • Ability to work in a complex, fast paced finance team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience of producing high quality information to deadlines.
  • Proven experience of delivering exceptional service to customers both personally and through a team.
  • Organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Intermediate computer & Microsoft Office knowledge, particularly excel.

40 hours per week Monday to Friday.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits that reflect the value we place on our employees and help make Aston Barclay Group a great place to work. These include:

  • 33 days leave per annum inclusive of bank holidays
  • The ability to purchase up to an additional 5 days leave per annum
  • Enhanced sick/maternity/paternity/adoption policies
  • Healthcare Cashback scheme on costs such as Dental, Optical and Physiotherapy
  • Access to an online rewards scheme that gives you discounts and money back on everything from fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and even weekly shopping from major supermarkets
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (also available to family dependants)
  • Life assurance cover 2 x salary
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Length of service awards
  • Refer a friend recruitment incentive scheme
  • Onsite gym and canteen
  • Early finish on your birthday

Registered Address

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire

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