Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager

Full Time

£29,000 - £35,000

We are looking for an Accounting Manager to join our team here at Xbite. You will be joining a dynamic and progressive organisation currently going through an exciting period of growth. We are looking for someone to come into this brand new role, working directly under the Finance Director to support and drive the department on to the next level.


Day to Day Job

  • Exercise a series of checks and balances to ensure accuracy in day to day processing and reporting. Act as a payment authoriser where appropriate.

  • Take responsibility for the technical aspects of the accounts and management report creation and the preparation for audit for the main company. 

  • Produce accruals, prepayments and month end adjustment journals. Oversee the fixed assets register, depreciation and amortisation.

  • Complete full accounts, companies house returns and corporation tax submissions for smaller related companies.

  • Oversee the daily cash flow system, updating provisions and forecasts where necessary and raising potential future issues to the Finance Director to allow proactive financial planning.

  • Work with the Finance Director to become adept at managing foreign exchange hedging instruments. Understand and ensure the effective operation of Trade Finance facilities.

  • Have a good understanding of VAT and the ability to collaborate with colleagues to ensure ever changing international requirements are being managed proactively.

  • Assist the Finance Director in managing a team of seven accounts staff, working closely with colleagues across the team and the wider company to understand all aspects of the senior accounts roles sufficiently to collaborate, give guidance and provide cover and support.

  • Initially take line management responsibilities for two experienced team members.

  • Join company wide mid level management team meetings to improve communication between accounts and other teams across the business.

  • Identify areas for improvement and draft proposed changes to existing processes, or for the introduction of new processes or IT solutions.

Desired Skills

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Can bring a high level of technical accounting expertise into the team

  • Has a minimum of 5 years experience working in a private sector accounts office in the UK,

  • 2 years people management experience.

  • Has extensive experience of working with accounting software (Quickbooks an advantage), Google Docs (or equivalent) and demonstrate advanced Excel skills.

  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data.

  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations.

  • High attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Confident communicator with the ability to present data and information at an audience appropriate level.

  • Level 6 degree in accounting or CIMA Management Level or ACA / ACCA Fundamentals Level or we would consider a level 4 candidate with significant demonstrable experience in the areas listed above


  • On top of a competitive salary, we have a great bonus scheme available to all full-time employees, driven by your performance and discussed in your monthly one-to-one meeting with your line manager.

  • A 20% staff discount available across the products we sell, ranging from the newest video games, board games and collectables, to technology, clothing and home and garden products.

  • Modern facilities including free parking, free hot drinks (tea, coffee and hot chocolate), free fresh fruit and a cool chill out room kitted with the latest games, consoles and Netflix. We’re located right next to a KFC, McDonalds and Costa if that’s your cup of tea!

  • 22 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays) and an incremental holiday allowance, with an extra day at 3 years service, another at 4, and another at 5

  • Staff events throughout the year.

  • Most importantly, we offer real career progression and  truck loads of job satisfaction.


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