We’re looking for a

Senior Management Accountant

to work in our Central Support Office (Esholt)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage the finance department, to meet finance deadlines, to drive improvements for the department and the wider business, and to bring an enthusiasm for the Bayfields culture that will help integrate new acquisitions into the business.

The role:
•   Ensuring delivery of the MI Pack on working day 10 to include commentary and analysis, overseeing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
•   Bringing new acquisitions on board including integration into MI pack, completion accounts, and driving closure of old bank accounts through supporting the migration of suppliers, NHS income and Direct Debits.
•   Preparation & submission of VAT returns and all VAT compliance reporting to the FC and FD.
•   Payment of monthly payroll and PAYE, including reconciliations, payroll journal input and pension submissions, and working closely with the People Team.
•   Significant contributor to the year-end statutory accounts processes by supporting the FC and providing relevant information to the auditors.
•   Strive to find opportunities for process improvements to increase efficiencies in the Finance Team by owning various projects and seeing them through.
•   Line manager responsibility for 4 team members including regular 121’s and supporting development within the team.

Core competencies/skills required for this role:
•   CIMA/ACCA Qualified - Desirable
•   Excellent Communication skills
•   Active listening skills
•   Ability to be understood – verbally and written
•   Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
•   Ability to diagnose, solve problems and make clinical decisions.
•   Excellent record keeping.
•   Ability to plan, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.
•   Ability to analyse consolidated accounts data
•   Line management experience of coaching and developing team members
•   Capable of collaborating across different teams and working with other departments to get things done.
•   Be comfortable to challenge processes to make improvements where “it’s always been done that way”

Bachelor's (preferred)

Management: 3 years (preferred)

What it's like to work here:
Whilst we adhere to traditional business values, we have a young leadership team which invests heavily in the latest technology and training. Most importantly, we’re independent – and because we’re agile, we can implement new ideas quickly and easily. Our managing director, Royston Bayfield, knows us all personally, and sits down for a chat with each of us once a quarter.

If you’re interested in joining Bayfields, you’ll need to have the same high standards as we do. Every last detail counts, from taking our customers’ coats at the door to exceptionally thorough eye and hearing care examinations.

Your package

In return, we offer a great working environment and enviable benefits:

•   5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays pro rata plus additional days holiday for your birthday each year
•   3% employer/5% employee pension
•   Cycle to work
•   Simply Health
•   My work/life solutions – discount and financial wellbeing platform
•   Team discounts and family & friends discounts



If you’re interested in this opportunity, give us a call on 01274 619 318 or email us a copy of your CV with a covering email to careers@bayfieldsopticians.com

Apply now