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Management Accountant

CHAP Group (Aberdeen) Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading privately owned construction groups. We have an inspiring heritage dating back to 1976 when the company was founded and a reputation for valuing our employees. Today the CHAP comprises Construction, Civils, Quarries and Homes divisions and has developed into a diverse, dynamic and highly successful group which predominantly focuses on providing quality services within the North East of Scotland.

Job Purpose

To support the Financial Controller in providing accurate and timely financial information to all stakeholders.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Daily maintenance of the cashbooks and posting of banking transactions in Evision for both the CHAP Group and CHAP Holdings entities
  • Monthly bank reconciliations for all company bank accounts
  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts for all divisions
  • Completion of concise monthly management commentaries – turnover, cost of sales and overheads for inclusion within the board pack
  • Preparation of consolidated management accounts
  • Calculation of banking covenants
  • Compiling the monthly management accounts pack for review by the board
  • Preparation of accurate monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations which detail actions to be taken on open items prior to being passed to the Financial Controller for review
  • Reconcile the cost ledger and the general ledger each month prior to the draft trading reports being submitted to the Commercial team
  • Book and review the monthly GRNI accrual with a high degree of accuracy
  • Reconcile HP creditors on a monthly basis, including the addition of any new agreements into the HP schedule and the reallocation of HP interest into the Profit & Loss Account
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the company’s Fixed Asset Register, including capitalising assets in the month in the month in which they are acquired
  • Timely and accurate preparation of the Group’s quarterly VAT return, whilst displaying a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of VAT
  • Inter Divisional invoicing, monthly reconciliation of debtor & creditor balances, posting contra entries to eliminate balances and resolving differences
  • Posting ad-hoc entries e.g contract reallocations, staff expenses, red diesel issues, credit cards
  • Book contract sales certificates and sales invoices as requested by the Commercial team
  • Create new contracts in Evision, ensuring that the F110 form has all fields populated by the Commercial team
  • Process the weekly wages journal
  • Assist the Financial Controller in responding to queries from company auditors. A sound understanding of the underlying principles of auditing and the objectives of various audit tests is therefore required
  • Supporting the stores in carrying out annual stock takes. Provide detailed analysis of all discrepancies, identifying causes for inaccuracies and remedial/preventative action to be taken going forward
  • Support the Financial Controller and Commercial team with ongoing development and streamlining of commercial reporting and other business processes
  • Deputise for the Financial Controller in their absence, thus providing continuity to both the financial reporting process and the day-to-day operation of the finance function



Degree in an accounting related discipline or qualified by experience


Essential criteria:

  • Prior experience of working at Management Accounting level
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement best practice in accounting and auditing
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with those around them. Strong team working skills are an absolute must in this role
  • Demonstrate accuracy when recording all accounting transactions
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Exercise a high degree of discretion in all business matters
  • Computer Literacy – exemplary knowledge of accounting packages and advanced Excel user skills
  • Methodical, logical and motivated
  • Ability to work using own initiative, with minimal guidance required to complete ad-hoc tasks
  • A self-starter who thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to produce accurate, high quality work at all times. Also to learn quickly and assimilate complex information
  • An inquisitive, analytical mindset

The closing date for applications is 01 March 2021.

Apply via the CHAP website with a current CV and also include a cover letter/ email providing the following information:

  • why the role is of interest to you and why you think you are a suitable candidate
  • an idea of  your pay expectations
  • what your current notice period/availability to start would be.

job type:

Full Time Permanent


Competitive remuneration package


CHAP Head Office - Westhill, Aberdeenshire

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