Interim Accountant

Job Category : HR, Admin & Finance
Job Title : Interim Accountant
Duration : Contract Full-Time
Region : Staffordshire
Town : Newcastle-under-Lyme
Salary : £30-40k
Posted : 12/10/2016

Optima Plus Recruitment are representing a retail & distribution business in the Stoke on Trent area with the recruitment of a qualified Accountant. This is a contract role for a period of 3 months and requires an individual who is professionally qualified and has experience of working within a fast paced environment.


In terms of the main deliverables in this period my client requires an individual who can who support them with the following however you would also need to take a hands on approach to other transactional areas in finance:

Key areas of focus:

1.            Implement appropriate internal control procedures across the complete Finance spectrum to ensure ‘best in class’ control culture

2.            Implement appropriate hand offs between non Finance groups (inventory control, sales order processing, purchasing) & Finance to achieve appropriate control and optimal efficiency

3.            Working alongside the Inventory Controller, implement necessary procedures to ensure Inventory kept at appropriate levels; i.e. relative to forecast sales and product life cycles (expiry dates), and ensure integrity of Inventory

4.            Support the Financial Controller as the company roles out a WMS system in mid November

5.            Support the Financial Controller with respect to the preparation of monthly accounts, and p&l and cash flow forecasts

6.            Support the Financial Controller with respect to the external audit – year end is December, with a significant amount of y/e audit work done in December


This role requires an individual who is IT savvy with exposure to using Sage 200 however this is not essential.


For further information please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves



Job Ref : Interim Accountant
Start Date : ASAP
Contact Details :


Optima Nursing & Care Service LTD
9 & 10 Ridge House,
Ridge House Drive,
Festival Park,

Office: +44 (0) 1782 409 333
Fax: +44 (0) 1782 631 991