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New Opportunity: Management Accountant with JZ Flowers

EKFR are proud to be working in partnership with JZ Flowers to recruit an experienced Management Accountant.

Based just West of Hull at the start of the M62 corridor, JZ Flowers is a family business; although a large international business with annual revenues of around £110m, the company still has an entrepreneurial family culture and strive to keep this identity.

Like many family businesses they take pride in having strong values and at JZ Flowers, they are built entirely around the people.

Evidence of this is plain to see with many long-standing employees progressing in the company, building careers and now contributing and sharing in the companies success.  In fact, this role reports to Joanne Davison who is a huge advocate of the company having joined 21 years ago as a junior in the finance team and is now Head of Finance.

JZ are a partner in the Dutch Flower Group, and are keen to bring in potential leaders who want to be part of their exciting future. 

Interested?  Then read on…

Who Are JZ Flowers?

JZ Flowers is a leading producer of floral bouquets for UK retailers.

Originally based in the UK, JZ Flowers is a vibrant and growing organisation with established operations now in Holland, Ireland, Miami and Turkey where we carefully select and pack over 450 million stems per year.

JZ Flowers is the largest importer of Fairtrade Flowers in the UK and over the last 5 years, have sourced over 160 million Fairtrade stems resulting in over £1.3 million of Fairtrade premiums being paid back to workers across Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri-Lanka and Tanzania.

They also focus heavily on British Grown Flowers and have a JZ office based in Spalding, the heartland of the Lincolnshire growing community to continue to build the excellent relationships they hold with local growers.

At the heart of the business, JZ Flowers are florists and what we do is floristry. The  business has been founded on a commitment to design, innovation and quality and has developed and grown to become a market leader and champion sustainable, ethically sourced flowers on an industrial, global scale.

The Opportunity: Management Accountant

JZ Flowers are looking for a highly motivated Management Accountant to join their finance team of 8 people.

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance., the person that will thrive in this role is a confident communicator, a strong relationship builder and one who is happy to take ownership and challenge the information available to them.

Summary of core responsibility:

The role will support the finance function in its consolidation of management accounts, with specific ownership and focus of the growing international side of the business.

As part of this role you will be required to:

  • Prepare month end management accounts
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Ensure financial data is reported accurately including balance sheet reviews
  • Prepare year-end accounts and financial statements
  • Report to the Directors with timely and accurate financial information
  • Support the Head of Finance, suggesting updates and reporting efficiencies
  • Work with the management accounts team to prepare year-end budgets
  • Manage Cash flow daily, overseeing income forecasting and payment planning
  • Work closely with external auditors
  • Use your knowledge of corporate taxation
  • Prepare, submit and file all VAT returns in UK & Ireland
  • Prepare and submit all Intrastat returns
  • Conduct internal audits for policy adherence across the business
  • Contribute to the continued success and efficiency of the company
  • Carry out additional ad-hoc tasks & project work as may be required

What’s In It For You?

JZ Flowers is a forward thinking and fast growing business.  This is a place you can make a real difference and a role which is vital to effective decision – you matter!

The benefits include:

  • A highly competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • 32 days holiday per year including bank holidays (+1 extra days for each year in service*)
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Use of a company vehicle for business travel
  • Company Pension

Oh yes and JZ Flowers throw awesome summer parties which this year included an early finish, giant assault course and BBQ all in the best of all locations – a pub!  The Christmas do is another great team event you will want to be part of.

*Holiday days capped at 35

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