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Management Accountant (Full-time, Permanent)

November 22, 2022

At Sipsmith, we have always been fuelled by people, purpose and occasionally by gin. In 2009, the Sipsmith founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared set out on a mission to bring gin back to its birthplace, London: to make it the way it used to be made, as it should be made. In turn, they created a legacy for what has become a global renaissance. The Sipsmith swan, the brand’s distinctive icon now seen around the world, started as an homage to the bespoke “swan’s neck” on the gin still, which gives Sipsmith gin its distinctive flavour and smoothness.

Since then, Sipsmith has grown by leaps and bounds, we have acquired new sites, new stills, and recruited new sippers around the world. In 2017 we joined forces with the Beam-Suntory family, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as highly as we do, creating incredible opportunities for our people and brand.

In May 2021, we proudly became a B Corporation™ certified business and in turn articulated our long-term sustainability strategy of “Crafting a Better Future”, setting in motion a sense of purpose beyond profit in all that we do.

Meaningful change requires a great deal of hard paddling under the surface. We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin). Our company values are the foundation of everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do.

We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work: where you can be creative, autonomous, work with purpose and have fun at the same time. We’d love for you to come and join us.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation, encouraging applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Management Accountant
Term:Permanent, full-time role
Location:We work flexibly. This role does require you to work from our home, the Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ, from time to time.
Reports to:Financial Controller
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are Sipsmith the gin that pioneered the gin renaissance, with an authentic and exciting story that supports our deliciously sippable gin and we’d love you to come help tell our story.

We are looking for someone with experience in management accounting who possesses a can-do attitude to support our Finance team, and to help us in our mission to be the best gin in the world and the best gin for the world. This is a great opportunity to build your financial skills & experience with an exciting, growing, and quality-focused brand in the world of spirits.

The successful candidate will be a key member of our supporting cast. The distillery team is tight-knit and so the role demands someone with a positive attitude and ability to work cross-functionally. We need someone who is superbly organised, methodical, and who will always exhibit the highest level of honesty and integrity in handling sensitive information.

Experience of working with Sage and Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, are considered desirable.

What you’ll do

  • Prepare monthly management reports and submissions
  • Work with Commercial Finance and budget holders to prepare monthly accruals and prepayment schedules
  • Prepare and post month-end and year-end journals
  • Manage capital expenditure
  • Provide critical support to Financial Controller regarding Supply Chain Finance reporting including interrogation of COGs variances and distillation activity
  • Work with production team to provide stock holding reporting and forecasting
  • Provide month-end and maintenance support to the wider Sipsmith team
  • Assist Financial Controller with providing documentation for review by external auditors
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations
  • Maintain employee credit cards and ensure transactions are coded in a timely manner

What You’ll Need

  • Experience with management accounts within SMEs
  • Pursuing accounting designation, preferably partially qualified
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Ability and confidence to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Sage and Sicon
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills; able to juggle multiple tasks and prioritise workload
  • Solutions-focused mindset; able to identify potential efficiencies and suggest improvements for best practice
  • Plate-spinning brilliance

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential
  • Company pension scheme with 8% employer contribution.
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • When in the office you get to work by the stills and see distillation in action
  • Private Healthcare through Vitality with access to their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP);
  • Monthly free Gin!
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to financial well-being platform Bippit
  • Enhanced sick pay (including two mental health days a year)
  • Enhanced parental leave (6 months fully paid leave for primary caregivers and 1 month for secondary)
  • Quarterly company team days and monthly social events organised by our Ministry of Fun

How To Apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Management Accountant’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form available from our website.

We are looking for someone to start from January.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7 December 2022

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