Estate Accountant / Assistant Company Secretary

Conundrum Consulting Ltd
13 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Assistant Company Secretary / Estate Accountant

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Set in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Oakly Park Estate is an integral part of the local community, landscape and heritage of the area. A rare opportunity has arisen for a qualified Accountant to join the Estate's management services company Earl of Plymouth Estates (Holdings) Limited; whose wholly-owned subsidiary businesses include Earl of Plymouth Estates Limited, the award-winning Ludlow Food Centre Limited, Bromfield Sand & Gravel Co. Limited and Cymric Limited.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a dedicated individual to become a key part of the development and management of this historic Estate and diverse subsidiary businesses, supporting the Company Secretary in all Company Secretarial and Accounting duties both Corporate and Trust, with involvement from the outset in:

  • Assisting in the analysis of business opportunities
  • Planning and co-ordinating the annual audit
  • Preparation and reviewing of budgets and forecasts
  • Reviewing:
    - Monthly management accounts
    - Payroll payment files and the submission of pension payment files
    - VAT Returns
    - Year-end files, tax computations and consolidated accounts
  • Developing, preparing and reporting daily, weekly and monthly KPI's
  • Reviewing the Estate's systems, procedures/protocols and implementing agreed changes
  • Monitoring of daily cash flow requirements
  • Monitoring and developing the Estate's internal transfer pricing arrangements
  • Ensuring that the integrity of the businesses' IT systems is maintained at all times

Prior experience within a landed estate context will be essential, ideally supported by knowledge in some or all the following areas:

  • Taxation & VAT: Corporate and Trust
  • Law: Corporate; Trust; Property; Employment
  • Information Technology
  • Banking
  • Pensions & Insurance

We are however keen to consider candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and welcome applications from those with transferable business skills.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter including remuneration details to Hugh Nickerson of Conundrum Consulting Ltd either via Reed, or by direct email, quoting reference EPE-1801

Strictly no agencies please, all enquiries will be forwarded to Conundrum