Job Openings Assistant Management Accountant

About the job Assistant Management Accountant

Are you a recent graduate, about to graduate or a part qualified accountant looking to become a fully qualified management accountant?

We are looking for a graduate to join us and follow a training programme to become a fully qualified CIMA Management Accountant under a modern apprenticeship agreement. There is a dedicated management accounts team comprising of three Management Accountants and there are a further five Assistant Management Accountants. The management accounts team works alongside our separate functions for Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and Sales Administration.

It is a varied role producing management accounts and ad-hoc reports whilst ensuring that proper systems and controls are in place. Previous accounting work experience is not required as full training will be given along with full study support to achieve the CIMA qualification.

The department currently includes five fully qualified accountants along with six people studying towards accounting qualifications. This role would ideally suit a motivated and ambitious recent graduate who is committed to pursuing a career in accounting.

Key Responsibilities & Accountability

  • Ensure that the computer accounting system operates efficiently in order to produce monthly management accounts in accordance with established timescales.
  • Prepare summary daily operating control figures.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and submit manufacturer composite data.
  • Analyse monthly management accounts in order to highlight areas to improve profitability.
  • Distribute monthly forecasts, management accounts and dealer composite reports.
  • Assist with accounting queries from other members of staff when required.
  • Produce schedules, reconciliations and reports required for monthly and statutory audit purposes.
  • Ensure that all nominal accounts are reconciled regularly and investigate and resolve outstanding balances.
  • Ensure that all cash and bank accounts are balanced and controlled on a daily basis including reconciliation of the bank accounts.
  • Process miscellaneous manufacturers paperwork including vehicle purchase invoices and bonus payments. Follow up any outstanding items promptly.
  • Maintain asset registers for all company vehicles and other fixed assets scheduling monthly depreciation and finance repayment liabilities.
  • Compile annual budgets in consultation with managers.
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety requirements are met in the accounting areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues and other departments to promote effective cross-departmental relations.
  • Develop company knowledge through attending various training opportunities.



  • Graduate ideally with an Accounting, Finance or Business Studies degree
  • AAT Level 3 qualified, with a firm commitment to complete level 4
  • AAT fully qualified
  • Part qualified

Hours of Work

  • 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) with some flexibility on start / finish times within our office hours of 8.30 - 18.00.
  • Potential for one day a week working from home after completion of probationary period.


£24,000 - £30,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)


Marsh Mills, Plymouth, PL6 8AY

Company Benefits

  • Vospers holiday accrual scheme - starts at 22 days (not including bank holidays) per annum pro rata and increases with length of service up to 25 days
  • A paid day off for your birthday
  • Half-day paid leave on Christmas Eve
  • Paid sick & compassionate leave
  • Paid jury service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Vospers Exclusive motoring discounts
  • Staff discounts scheme including discounted gym membership, shopping, eating out and much more
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Loyalty and long service awards
  • Staff & Customer referral scheme

About Vospers

Vospers has been the home of motoring in the south west for over 70 years and our success is built by and through our people. We have nearly 600 talented staff across our various sites throughout the West country; at its heart Vospers is still very much a family company.

We are proud that so many of our people stay with us and develop their careers at Vospers over the long term. Over 100 of our staff have completed between 10 and 40 years' service with the company.

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.