Job Information
Job Posted on:
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Employment Type:
Work Hours:
4.5 days per week
Base Salary:
£35k - £45k DOE, 25 Days holiday plus BHs, pension, healthcare cash plan.
Hiring Organisation:
Combe St Nicholas, Chard, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA20 3NL
How to apply:
Email your CV to

Job Description

To support our Finance Director and investor relations, we are looking to recruit a Management Accountant.  Our Finance team play a pivotal role in our success by providing financial support and guidance to senior stakeholders across the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and ambitious Management Accountant to join us to contribute to the development of the finance function, to help define our internal processes and to support our business as we grow into new market sectors.

This is your opportunity to work for CME Automation Systems Ltd, a leader in the Design, manufacture and build of high-quality process automation and packaging machinery for the Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Cannabis and Tobacco markets.

CME is a dynamic, private equity backed company with customers in 130 countries. Our success is as much about our people as it is about our products and services, and we value them for the role they play in our ongoing success.

Personal Specification


With specific responsibility for the financial management and interface between our operational departments this role will suit someone who’s diverse and craves challenge. As Management Accountant, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Management of the month end process and preparation of the management accounts
  • Managing and reporting project margins
  • To assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts and the subsequent review of these against actual results.
  • To understand the operational processes and systems in order to provide advice and support to the wider business.
  • Take ownership of the P&L, balance sheet reconciliations, and VAT returns
  • Support the FD in improvement of financial and business controls
  • Act as a business partner for all departments
  • Calculation and Posting of Revenue Recognition, WIP, and Inventory
  • Produce Management Information for Directors and Shareholders
  • Project Division Sales Ledger & Credit Control
  • Manage payroll and benefits administration
  • ERP system support and maintenance
  • Play a key role in the Year End Process and Audit

Education Requirements

  • Preferably a Qualified Accountant (e.g., ACA/ACCA/CIMA) but QBE will be considered, with relevant experience to hit the ground running.

Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience working in an engineering or capital equipment environment would be advantageous but not essential

Desired Skills

  • Self-motivation and commitment, as well as enthusiasm in supporting new processes and change.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships at all levels
  • Excellent planning, prioritising and organisational skills.
  • Positive and collaborative team player
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Problem solving mind-set with attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator in one to one and group situations.

Desired Qualifications

  • Preferably a Qualified Accountant (e.g., ACA/ACCA/CIMA) but QBE will be considered, with relevant experience to hit the ground running.

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