Operations Accounting Manager - Bristol - North

Accountancy / Finance
Ref: 2026 Date Posted: Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
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Job Title: Operations Accounting Manager

Location: North Bristol

Salary: £40,000+ comprehensive benefits

Ref: 3445

This is a new and exciting growth opportunity for a Group Operations Accounting Manager, who will take responsibility for process management & control as well as accounting for payroll related costs.

Job Responsibilities


• Posting monthly payrolls and related costs for 13 entities across 11 countries 

• Analytical review of payroll and related costs

• Reconciling payroll posting to payroll-provider reports and payments made

• Reconciling payroll and related benefits control accounts

• Liaising with Cashier on local funds availability

• Maintenance of policy and process documentation

• Allocating charges to users using supplier breakdowns and internal analysis

• Initiating Intercompany charges where needed; transferring costs within companies where needed

• Charging credit card statements and accruing costs where needed

Systems maintenance

• Maintain conformity between GL codes and reporting trees and internal consistency within local GL

• Adding new cost centre and Balance Sheet codes where needed

• Review and publish Exchange Rate Tables within GP

• Lead response to external audit questions, including local payroll audit

• Post corrections arising from input errors or ledger changes

As part of the Bristol Finance team, other responsibilities will be agreed as capacity becomes available.

Key Skills

• Precision and Accuracy in describing and posting transactions

• Good organisation and planning skills to ensure that the workload is managed and deadlines achieved. Out-of-hours working may be required at month-ends.

• Ability to identify and solve problems and to seek assistance where appropriate.

• Personal integrity to deal appropriately with confidential information

• Able to develop good working relationships locally and internationally.

Desirable Skills

• Knowledge and understanding of MS Dynamics Great Plains accounting platform


• It is expected the successful candidate will be Part Qualified with one of the major UK accounting bodies and actively seeking to complete their qualification, although experienced unqualified candidates will be considered.


• Demonstrable understanding of accounting for payrolls and benefits, particularly with regard to control accounts

• 2+ years experience of preparing reconciliations of prepayments and accruals that convey the story rather than list transactions

• 2+ years use of a financial systems package such as GP, Sage etc. Experience with a related reporting / data extraction tool is advantageous

• Good written and spoken English

• Excel skills sufficient to manipulate and tabulate data using Pivot Tables, Conditional calculations and linked workbooks

• Experience of multi-currency SME working and culture in a financial role.


• 25 days annual leave rising to 28 with length of service.

• Annual Holiday scheme also lets you `roll over' up to a maximum of 10 days into the next year helping you to take full advantage of your holiday entitlement.

• Company pension scheme matching up to 5% of salary - Additionally, you can choose to make your contributions via Salary Sacrifice.

• Group Life Assurance - As part of your core benefit package you are entitled to up to 9 times your annual basic salary

• Group Income Protection, up to 75% of salary

• Private Medical Insurance, up to family cover

For the right individual there is future career progression to Group Finance Operations within 2 years.