If you have a natural talent and genuine love and passion for any or all of: PR, Public Affairs, all aspects of marketing, creative and design, and want to join our straight talking, collaborative and personable team, who genuinely care about our staff, clients, our work and its results then please send your details by completing the form below and attaching a recent CV.

If you want to find out more about us have a look though the summary below and our new website to find out if Social Communications is right for you.

In our 5th year and continuing our ongoing growth and development we are always keeping an eye out for talented individuals to join the Social Communications team across our Group offices in Manchester, Leeds, London and Bristol.

Our ‘Life Happens’ commitment to each and every one of them is this: we will do our best to send you home happy, healthy and motivated each day. Your senior team and company fully appreciates you, and understands that your lives outside of work are all different. And when things happen beyond your control, as they often do, we’ve got your back. We won’t get it right all of the time, but that’s our aim.

Our ‘Life Happens’ commitment to our clients is this: you’ve chosen to engage and work with an organisation that really cares for its staff. You have an exceptional, talented, motivated and bright team with your best interests at heart. That team knows that if you need us out of hours, in extraordinary circumstances because of your Life Happens moments – we’ll do our utmost to be there.

We really care for our staff and we really care for our clients. And that’s it – people matter. Life Happens. It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: by creating an energetic environment where people matter, other commitments like integrity, teamwork, respect, empathy, passion and care for the environment, all happen naturally.

Current Opportunities


  • Title: Management Accountant
  • Office: Manchester
  • Posted: 26.06.2018
  • Closing date: N/A

Social Communications is looking for a Management Accountant to join the fast-growing team in our Manchester office.

Social Communications is a company with turnover of £1.7M in 2017, on track to be £2M in 2018. Our three-year aim is to be at £10M turnover and 20% net profit by the end of financial year 2021, by regional acquisitions, with a five-year vision for AIM listing.

In addition to regional acquisitions, in 2018 we will be offering new services:

  • Digital engagement (Marketing P&L)
  • Customer service social media (new P&L)
  • Social media training (Marketing P&L)
  • Film production (Marketing P&L)

Social Communications Group has four offices, with a head office based in Manchester, and regional offices in Leeds, London and Bristol. All trade is though one Group company.

The finance department has a FCCA qualified accountant with over 26 years of experience in various sectors, with a full time ‘Assistant Management Accountant – AAT qualified’ who started in May 2018.  With the recent resignation of a part time ‘Finance Assistant’ the company has reviewed the finance department and it is now seeking a higher level employee.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report to the Director of Finance
  • Supervise and coach the ‘Assistant Management Accountant’
  • Investigate if Xero is the best tool for the Social Communications Group structure
    • If it is – source and implement software for Job costings. There is a ‘Projects’ option within Xero, which could help assist to identify profit per client but this position is now  required to investigate and analyse how to get the most out of Xero and the best way to use Xero for the business
  • Oversee Xero systems to help the business function and grow – e.g. timesheets linked to billing etc
  • Analysis of profit generation by each employee, setting KPIs
  • Analysis of profit by client account
  • Help secure tax credits via new CRM system (research and development)
  • Assist with setting budgets per Department and Location. Currently this is only done at Group level plus identify how to do this effectively in Xero
  • EIS reporting/forms and EMI
  • Companies House forms/online
  • Assistance with VAT queries and VAT returns (in the future)
  • General forward-thinking person
  • Statutory accounts assistance
  • Immediate support with business planning for the above four new services
  • Support the AIM journey
  • Prepare Balance sheet control accounts
  • Maintaining and reconciling the Fixed Asset Register
  • Accruals & Prepayments
  • Supervise:
    • Preparation and & submission of benefits in kind/ P11D returns
    • Daily invoice/PO processing and credit card expenses
    • Monthly processing of staff expenses; which requires checking all receipts are attached, VAT is correctly claimed, extract & record any recharge billing data
    • Daily record and input Petty Cash
    • Daily setting up of new suppliers on Xero
    • Daily posting of supplier Direct Debits if applicable
    • Daily reconcile credit card accounts and bank account, extract & record any recharge billing data
    • Daily setting up of any new clients on Xero
    • Daily procurement of Amazon items etc and Laptop/Mobile phone ordering when required
  • Sales Ledger:
    • Collate billing information – this may require helping the Marketing team with their job costing sheets on a day to day basis
    • Intercompany recharge billing information on a day to day basis
    • Maintain a list of recharges on a day to day basis
    • Send statements to clients
    • Remind internal staff to chase clients for overdue invoices
    • Raise sales invoices in Xero – ad hoc but at least twice a month
    • General smooth running of the office and implementation for improvements to the current systems
  • Future:
    • The company may be split into 5 separate companies therefore assist the company with the splitting
    • Potential to do management accounts in the future
    • Assist with detailed forecasts and variance analysis
    • Prepare online bank payments
    • Collate payment runs
    • Assist all staff with queries on raising POs, New Client forms and New Supplier forms
    • Some general admin duties

Currently the Director of Finance produces monthly management accounts via Xero, cashflow reporting via excel, VAT returns, produces figures for the statutory accounts, sends the payroll to an external company and deals with daily accounts queries.

In the future, the Director of Finance would like to concentrate on possible acquisitions, have time to support the senior team with their P&L, produce top line monthly finance report narrative for each business and function P&L / on track / not on track / why, and assist the Chief Executive in his vision along with his investment strategy / investment deck. This role will free up time for the Director of Finance to achieve this.

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