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Financial Accountant

Job Purpose

The Financial Accountant will be a trusted part of the group’s senior finance function, providing strong financial leadership and proactively contributing to the continued growth of the overall business. The candidate should have strong accounting skills and excellent organisation and communication skills which they will use to oversee and drive the day to day operations of the accounting and finance function, whilst working closely with the Financial Controller and reporting into the key management team.

The role will collaborate closely with other business areas including Operations and Human Resources. This role, being multifaceted and spread across different business sectors, requires experience in both accounting and finance, and requires experience of accounting systems, accounts preparation, management accounts pack preparation and interacting with other members of the finance staff.


You will be joining a successful business offering a long-term stable role with a competitive salary package and excellent benefits to avail of.

Important Information
Date Posted: 6th May 2022
Closing Date: 15th May 2022
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience
Recruitment Document:

About the role

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and present monthly management accounts to Board Level

  • Management of payroll function and the overseeing of payments

  • Manage budgeting and forecasting process, including variances

  • Producing information for directors on relevant Key Performance Indicators in order to assess group and individual staff performance

  • Maintain relationships with external advisors, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers etc.

  • Assisting the compilation of all information required to assist income reconciliation, billing, and accounts payable.

  • Management of workflows of other team members and meeting calendar of required actions on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • Continued development of finance business processes, in line with best practice

  • Lead the audit process and liaise with auditors for annual accounts production & filing

·         Oversee cash flow management

  • Oversee HMRC reporting including VAT Returns, CIS Reporting, Payroll reporting etc.

  • Ensure continued compliance with the Pension Regulator and oversee monthly Pension Returns.

  • Reconcile balance sheets

  • Understand regulation, legislation, and industry developments and how they will impact the business

Note: The above description is not to be regarded as exhaustive. Other tasks and responsibilities of a broadly comparable nature may be added as appropriate.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • • Strong commercial acumen and strategic business knowledge
  • • Committed, enthusiastic and able to use initiative to drive the business forward
  • • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • • Fully qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to direct other team members and communicate with non-finance staff in the business.
  • • Excellent analytical skills, well organised and the ability to work independently
  • • Strong user of Excel and comfortable with utilisation of and exporting information from accounting systems (Sage Line 50 used in the group)

Desired criteria

    Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

    Financial Statements

    Financial Statements

    Financial Control

    Financial Control

    Credit Control

    Credit Control

    Macklin Care Homes

    We care with heart because… We are undeniably proud of our history and passionate about our future! From the moment we opened our first Care Home in Northern Ireland 30 years ago, we knew we could make a difference in people’s lives.

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    Macklin Care Homes, headed by the Macklin family and part of the Macklin Group, have been caring for people for over 30 years. We’ve taken all our experience over all those years to bring the very best of our knowledge and our expertise to you. We’re experts at what we do. We’re not just another Care Home, we’re a family first and foremost and we treat everyone we come into contact with as one of our very own. From staff to residents to relatives to suppliers to the postman – we’re all one big community! We have Six Locations - Park Manor/Belfast, Arlington/Belfast, Our Lady's/Belfast, Milesian Manor/Magherafelt, Ratheane/Coleraine, and Leabank in Ballycastle.

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    Want a job you'll love? Can you make a real difference to the lives of others? We are looking to recruit great people to work in care and in return, we will bring out the best in you. At Macklin Care Homes you will work as part of an award-winning team who are valued for their contribution, with opportunities for career development, as well as a friendly and rewarding working environment. If you are a compassionate person who cares with heart we would like to hear from you. We are proud of our values and unique positive culture that we live each and every day. This is reflective of our relationships with our residents, their relatives, our suppliers and the local community.

    Our benefits

    As a family-run organisation, we live and breathe our core values of treating people really well, trust, dedication and continuous development. Once you join us, you not only become a member of the team but a member of our family. Caring with heart is at the core of everything we do – with our residents and team members.

    Employee development programs

    Free parking

    Referral bonus

    Long service recognition

    Financial Accountant

    We care with heart because… We are undeniably proud of our history and passionate about our future! From the moment we opened our first Care Home in Northern Ireland 30 years ago, we knew we could make a difference in people’s lives.