Vacancy: Accounts Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Kent County Agricultural Society as an Accounts Manager. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in a similar role with excellent use of Sage Accounts and great customer service skills. The role holder will be responsible for managing the day to day accounting across the Society, working closely with the small events team.

Job Role: Accounts Manager

Reporting To: General Manager

Working Hours: 37.5 Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience)

Basis: Full time

Occasional weekend working will be required for events

Location: Kent Showground, Detling and/or flexible working


  • To manage the accounting function of the Society and its commercial subsidiary
  • Day to day data processing
  • To supervise and manage invoicing and credit control across all Society events, and liaise with the events team to ensure efficient and streamlined processes in place
  • Provision of monthly management accounts, quarterly VAT returns and related accounts functions
  • Sales and purchase ledgers
  • Fixed Assets Register
  • Intercompany transactions
  • Cashflow reports
  • Budget preparation
  • Companies House and Charity Commission filing requirements
  • Insurance
  • Liaising with the Hon. Finance Director
  • Year end audit preparation with Society's accountants

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder may be required to perform other duties assigned by the General Manager from time to time.

Essential Experience

  • AAT or CIMA as minimum qualification
  • Prior experience of Sage Accounts
  • Experience using a CMS (Content Management System)
  • Good use of Microsoft operating system and Microsoft Office programmes
  • Customer focused experience

Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work confidentially
  • Able to work in a busy, pressured environment
  • Able to represent the organisation at events and exhibitions

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Charity accounting knowledge/experience
  • Knowledge of events
  • Educated to degree level or relevant qualifications and experience

Personal Attributes

  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Able to work independently
  • A team player
  • Flexible and open to new ideas
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Logical thinker
  • Keen to develop and learn
  • Willing to take on additional responsibility
  • Prepared to be accountable

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Nikki Dorkings at by 23/11/21.

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