Management Accountant - Farnham

  • Location: Farnham
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Job Code: MAF

Posted: Feb 10, 2020

Are you searching for a new position as a Management Accountant within a wholesome, family orientated and family run business with a focus on high-end retail with a clinical twist? The we have the position for you!

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 have 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.

The role…

As Management Accountant, you will directly line manage 3 Purchase Ledger Clerks and 1 Sales Ledger Clerk on a day to day basis, preparing management accounts for a minimum of 2 businesses whilst supporting other members of the team with additional areas of the business. Other core focuses will include;

  • Maintain and control the accounts of our franchising arm, dealing directly with business owners
  • Responsible for producing management accounts (P&L, balance sheet and cashflow forecast) for review by the FD by WD7
  • Responsible for the balance sheet reconciliation
  • Assist with year-end audits
  • Play a crucial part in managing and developing the team
  • Manage payroll for several of our companies
  • Reconcile our main Current Account and Contact Lens Bank Account


Am I suitable?

This is an ideal position for an individual with previous management/supervisory experience within a finance setting, searching for a role that will allow them to continue to grow and learn. Applicants must have studied at AAT Level 3 or above to be suitable for this position. Other core required experiences include; strong Excel knowledge, double entry bookkeeping and basics of accruals and prepayments.


What are the benefits?

  • Staff Discount
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Access to Leightons Learning Academy
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