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Management Accountant

£DOE up to £37,000 per annum

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pharmacy2U is the UK's first and largest online pharmacy, we're a market leader in the pharmacy world, helping over 600,000 patients in England manage their NHS repeat prescriptions from request through to delivery.

For over 20 years, we have used cutting-edge technology alongside our UK-based pharmacists, dispensing specialists, and customer care advisers to help improve the lives of patients.

Our Leeds and Leicester -based dispensing facilities is distributing medication to patients across the UK at a rate of over £1m+ items per month.

Our Chemist Direct brand also serves the needs of customers shopping for pharmacy products online, offering a huge range of products alongside consistent value.

The Financial Times has ranked us as the fastest growing health business in the Pharmacy sector, marking a phenomenal year of growth and we wish to continue this growth trajectory with the confidence and trust of our patients.

We're an ambitious company with big plans and we're looking for high calibre individuals to join our team and help us.

Our aim is to further disrupt the industry for the benefit of patients with leadership that is passionate about building the skills and expertise of our teams.

Role Purpose

  • A key member of the Finance team, responsible for overseeing the Pharmacy2U Division & Purchase Ledger Team
  • Will work very closely with the Financial Controller to ensure timely Management Accounts are produced as well as ensuring that the balance sheet reconciliations and other reports are prepared to assist Financial Planning & Control
  • Opportunity to play an instrumental role in shaping the finance team throughout a period of significant growth (Achieved 100% of target growth for 20-21)

Essence of Role – Key Accountabilities

  1. Assisting in preparation of accurate Management Accounts
  2. Review of daily and monthly reconciliation of bank statements and cashbook and nominal ledgers
  3. Responsible for overseeing the team to ensure that tasks are completed accurately and in line with the month end timetable
  4. Responsible for preparing the month end spend analysis and preparing accruals and prepayments
  5. Responsible for Balance Sheet and Control Account reconciliations and review – this involves understanding the different areas of the business and reconciling multiple different accounts
  6. Reviewing and overseeing purchase ledger functions, preparing payment runs and ensuring that supplier statements are received and reconciled, ensuring that suppliers are communicated with and payments allocated to supplier accounts
  7. Maintenance and review of Fixed Asset Register
  8. Preparation and review of other key financial reports as required
  9. Assisting the Financial Controller with providing financial information to the business and completing ad-hoc financial and business projects

Knowledge, skills and experience required for role

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • “Can do” approach with tenacity and strong desire to develop personal skills and experience in a dynamic, commercial environment
  • Diligence to ensure work is completed to the highest standard; accurately and efficiently
  • Takes full ownership of own role and objectives
  • Team player – “hands on, sleeves up” approach
  • Versatility and flexibility - ability to adapt to changes in agenda and task requirement
  • Confident in own abilities but prepared to listen to, and learn from, managers and colleagues with more experience
  • Inquisitive – prepared to question the status quo whilst maintaining respect for the views and decisions of your colleagues

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of working in a pressured environment, delivering against tight deadlines
  • Experience of working within company and ethical rules and regulations
  • Experience of working in a highly accurate environment

KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Part Qualified ACCA, CIMA, ACA – minimum 3 years working in a relevant role
  • Experience of managing a team and developing colleagues
  • Commercially focussed
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of role – consistently produces work to the highest standard
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Able to prioritise work based on deadlines and importance
  • Strong personal drive
  • Proactive in seeking guidance when working beyond current knowledge or experience
  • An inquisitive approach to all aspects of role and willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Experience in driving process change and ensuring a good control environment within the finance team
  • A proven problem solver - proactive in identifying issues within area of responsibility, recommending solutions and in implementing agreed recommendations

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Be a good team player and proactively help fellow team members (and those in other teams) when they are busier
  • Ambitious to learn and develop their career
  • Tenacity and will to win
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and respect for others at all times, both Pharmacy2U colleagues and our suppliers and partners
  • Demonstrate a patient first approach at all times and strives to exceed patient expectations

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Passionate - The only way to do great work is to love what we do
  • Ambitious -Healthy ambition fires us up without burning others
  • Trusted - Trust grows from our endless pursuit of the very highest clinical standards
  • Innovative - If there’s a way to do it better. We find it
  • Excellent - Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better
  • Nurturing - Be a brain to pick, an ear to listen, a push in the right direction
  • Team-focused - It is amazing what we can accomplish if we do not care who gets the credit