Reporting to: Financial Controller

Location: Totton, Southampton

Hours: 40 hours per week


Business Overview

With over 50 years of experience, ICE is the UK’s largest independent provider of cleaning equipment. We manage thousands of sites across the UK in a wide variety of sectors including retail, healthcare, warehousing, manufacturing, distribution, and education. As well as supplying and servicing traditional cleaning equipment, we also have over a decade of experience in robotic floor cleaning machines. We are not only committed to a greener future through our own ESG strategy, but we also place the utmost focus on ensuring we offer products and services to customers that support their own sustainability goals and commitments.

At ICE we strive to encourage personal development and career progression, offering on-the-job training as well as support for professional qualifications for our employees. We are a fast-growing business and this position would suit someone who likes to hit the ground running and has a drive for success.


Role Overview

As a Management Accountant, you will be responsible for providing accurate reporting and analysis of finances. You will prepare monthly sales and management accounts, oversee VAT Returns, and manage external reporting requirements. Additionally, you will support key stakeholders with essential data, manage year-end audit preparations, and ensure robust financial controls and procedures are in place.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Prepare accurate monthly flash sales and management accounts in a timely manner
  • Ensure the preparation and submission of VAT Returns accurately and on time.
  • Manage external reporting requirements, including business surveys, HMRC compliance, payroll, and pensions.
  • Prepare key data for internal and external stakeholders, including sales teams, customers, and management, and address anomalies with appropriate actions.
  • Prepare the documents required at the year-end for the auditors and manage the day-to-day audit requests
  • Collaborate with the Credit Control and Accounts Payable teams to ensure robust controls and procedures are in place.
  • Coordinate the monthly ledger close process, including the review and reconciliation of key metrics to meet strict internal deadlines.
  • Maintain accurate accounting for company leases, hire purchase arrangements, and financial commitments, ensuring the maintenance of supporting evidence.
  • Oversee payroll and expenses management and processing alongside the Financial Controller.
  • Provide fast and accurate responses to ad hoc information requests from the CFO and Leadership Team.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA or equivalent)
  • Advanced user in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Newly Qualified/1 years post qualification experience in a similar role
  • Strong analytic and financial skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to present work in a clear and concise manner
  • Able to work to deadlines and manage priorities
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders


Equal Opportunities

Our company are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable, qualified persons regardless of their sex, marital status, disability, religion, race, nationality, ethnic origins or social background.

If you are successful and are invited to an interview, you should ensure that you bring with you to the interview the correct documentation to confirm your right to work in the UK e.g. your passport (current or expired) or birth certificate with a letter confirming your national insurance number.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 14 days of your application, unfortunately, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful, but we would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your future job search.

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