Palgrave Ltd is one of the leading importers and wholesale distributors of toys and beach goods in the UK. Our strong, long established, family run business is looking to recruit an experienced accounts professional to join our friendly team in this key role. The seasonal nature of the business makes it a particularly interesting and varied place to work.

About You

Highly numerate with a love of working with numbers and spreadsheets you have a good understanding of accounts concepts and will enjoy taking ownership of this key area of the business. You enjoy variety in a role and are happy both with entering purchase/sales ledger transactions and producing management accounts and VAT returns. You work well as part of a tight knit team and enjoy working at a small company as it allows you to get involved with many aspects of the business, such as HR and sales, and to make a real difference.

About The Role

The Finance Manager will be responsible for accounts administration within Palgrave Ltd and will take ownership of all accounts related matters and issues to ensure their resolution. Reporting to the managing director, this varied role encompasses a wide range of tasks such as purchase and sales ledger, account reconciliations, paying suppliers, end of month processes, calculating and posting journals, producing monthly management accounts, submitting VAT returns, credit control, tracking cash flow, providing information to accountants for financial year end and ad hoc reporting. In addition, this role will provide opportunities to get involved with other areas of the business.


Accounts experience within a busy office environment, including cash handling.
Minimum 5 years relevant experience.
Highly numerate with excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
Very strong excel skills (including VLOOKUP and pivot tables).
Self-motivated with great organisational and time management skills.
Great communication and team working skills.
Strong IT skills and quick to learn new systems.

AAT Qualified
Experience of importing
Experience of Pegasus Opera
HR experience