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

Payroll

• 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

Qualifications

• 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.

Experience

• 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.

Benefits

• 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.