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Who are we?

Something Different is a unique and specialised clothing and gifts distibutor. Having been trading for nearly 30 years, the business was created to supply products, which truly represent a range that is 'Something Different'. Supplying to a wide variety of customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Far East.

 

What do we represent?
Being responsible for many different brands with a wide variety of products from fun t-shirts to memorial plaques, means we sell a variety of goods that provoke different emotions. However, you can be rest assured that the one thing all of our items have in common, is that they're all STAND OUT merchandise!

 

Current Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies. Please send your CV & covering letter to alfred@somdiff.com

 

Management Accountant & HR Supervisor

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced management accountant to shape and take control of our accounts and HR.

You will be taking on an existing role which has become available due to early retirement. A period of handover is scheduled to get you introduced to the role.

You will take full control of and report on all relevant financial and HR tasks and responsibilities of our international wholesale and retail company. To do so you will work with and manage a network of external professionals such as VAT, IT, banking. It is your task to ensure the business is financially healthy and compliant in all relevant matters, The goal being to support and achieve ambitious company growth plans.

 

What you'll be doing

  • Handle and monitor the day to day financial transactional operations and tasks within the company.
  • Prepare and analyse accurate monthly and annual financial reports highlighting potential issues and recommendations.
  • Ensure accurate financial records are maintained which comply with all regulatory protocols.
  • Plan and manage company budget and multi-currency cash flow,
  • Run and managed scheduled tasks incl Agents Commission payments, VAT reporting, Wages & Pensions, Supplier payments.
  • Manage 1 member of staff (credit control).
  • Coordinate all HR requirements including payroll.
  • Manage relationships with partners such as Banks, Accountants, Insurers, HMRC, VAT, IT & HR consultants.
  • Review and improve financial policies and procedures and strengthen internal controls and reporting.
  • Ensure the company is and remains compliant in all fields related to finance, administration, data and HR.
  • Take active part in the management team.
  • Advise Managing Director and Shareholders on strategic matters.

 

This role requires a full understanding of management accountancy in an international wholesale and retail environment, dealing with multi-currency, multi VAT and other tasks specific to our trading pattern. It also requires an approach of great balance between cost control and commercial thinking to support the ambitious plans of the business under your financial leadership.

 

What you'll need

  • A master in interpreting figures.
  • Goal driven multi-tasker.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Critical, investigative, positive thinker.
  • Approachable personality.
  • Easy communicator at all levels.
  • Commercial & Business awareness.
  • Able to meet deadlines.

 

What you'll have

  • Minimum AAT4, preferably CIMA qualified or a minimum of 3 years of experience producing management accounts and budgeting.
  • Experience working in a similar type of business.
  • Good understanding of accounting software such as Sage.
  • Worked with / understanding of Axis Diplomat business software.
  • Experienced Microsoft user (Word/Excel/Outlook/Teams).
  • Advanced Excel skills (advanced formulas/macros/linked files).
  • Experience in multi-currency cash flow.
  • Experience in VAT reporting.
  • Experience in payroll / PAYE / pensions and general HR.

 

Ideally what you'll have (bonus points!)

  • A master in interpreting figures.
  • Goal driven multi-tasker.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Critical, investigative, positive thinker.
  • Approachable personality.
  • Easy communicator at all levels.
  • Commercial & Business awareness.
  • Able to meet deadlines.

 

Some extra details

  • Working hours are Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm with the flexibility to review hours.
  • Daily you have 2 unpaid 15-minute breaks and 1 paid 30-minute lunch break.
  • You will get 20 days holidays plus bank holiday.
  • Both the company and yourself will be making statutory pension contributions.
  • Competitive salary dependant on experience.

 

You will be working from our office outside Bridgwater, near Junction 24. We also offer free parking, tea and coffee (and the odd doughnut or other treats).

Most importantly, we are a fair employer who give people the opportunity to develop themselves within their roles and the chance to take full control and responsibility. Our staff are as important as our customers to our business. Both make us stronger.

Apply today for the Management Accountant & HR Supervisor in Bridgwater and join a brilliant team.

Please send your CV & covering letter to alfred@somdiff.com

 

Sales Executives, Agents and Distributors wanted

Something Different is always very keen to talk to sales professionals who wish to promote and sell our products in specialised markets. This could be countries that we do not have a sales partner in yet or a market segment that we are not selling to yet.

If you think you can sell our products or a specific range of them then you should contact Shaun Free (Director) by emailing him here or phone him on +44 (0)1278 423600.

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