Interim Management Accountant

  • Location: Farnham
  • Employment Type:
  • Job Code: TBC

Posted: Mar 12, 2021

We are searching for an Interim Management Accountant to join our Finance team; based out of our head office in Farnham. The key purpose of the role will be to line manage a team of 4 which includes three purchase ledger clerks and one sales ledger clerk; to prepare management accounts for a minimum of 2 companies and to support other members of the team and other areas of the business.


  • Manage and develop 4 individuals and have overall responsibility for their areas.
  • Ensure any issues are dealt with in a timely manner

For a minimum of 2 companies:

  • Responsible for maintaining and controlling the accounts of our Franchising arm, dealing directly with Business owners.
  • Responsible for producing management accounts (profit and loss account, balance sheet and cashflow forecast) for review by the FD by WD7, including but not limited to:
  • Statement reconciliation
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Variance analysis
  • Responsible for the balance sheet reconciliation (preliminary review WD 9, full review WD12)
  • Assist with year end audits

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the sales and purchase ledger meet the daily, weekly and monthly targets
  • Manage payroll for several small companies
  • Process and post direct debits into all companies
  • Reconcile our main Current Account and Contact Lens Bank Account
  • Fixed asset control for Leightons Ltd including posting monthly depreciation charges
  • Adhoc projects including departmental project work and business process reengineering

A bit about us…

Leightons is a retail opticians and audiology business, founded in 1928. We are proudly independent, family-owned and family run and believe our people are the key to success and longevity. Leightons has grown to have 34 stores, all special and unique – 24 fully owned, 7 franchised, 2 co-owned and 1 business operating under its own name


Key skills and knowledge:

  • AAT qualified or equivalent
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of Double Entry Accounting
  • Basics of Accruals & Prepayments

Key Attributes:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and targets
  • Good communication skills
  • Prior experience of Supervising or Managing
  • Confident about working independently and within a team.
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