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Management Accountant

Location

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Sector

Project Management

Job Type

Permanent

Salary

Competitive salary

Posted by

Judy Mitchell

Date posted

5 March, 2019

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Management Accountant

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Project Management

Permanent

Competitive salary

Job Description

Management Accountant

 

Purpose Summary 

Responsible for assisting with audit and statutory account compliance, financial analysis of company financial reports and working with the team to ensure that data is processed accurately for real-time reporting.

The key areas of responsibility for the Financial Accountant include:   Financial and Administration

 

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential Skills

ACCA / ACA qualified or part-qualified

Experience of audit and preparation of statutory financial statements.

Experience of accounts payable, bank reconciliations and ledgers in a multi-company environment Experience of preparing accounting schedules and journals.

Experience of working with corporate finance systems.

Proficient in the use of MS Office applications including Advanced knowledge of Excel to analyse and manage data (ability to use functions such as Sum-if’s, V-Look ups, macros & pivot tables).

Degree level, diploma or equivalent education preferred.

 

Competencies

Excellent planning and organisational skills to successfully plan and co-ordinate a high number of activities, with excellent time management, prioritisation, resilient and the ability to remain calm and objective under pressure and meet deadlines.

A high level of accuracy and obsessive attention to detail.

Inquisitive, problem-solving mind with the ability to synthesise information, analyse problems and recommend solutions.

 

Financial

Ability to collate, analyse and present information.

Excellent communication skills, good interpersonal skills and an excellent telephone manner.

Ability to explain finances to non-financial colleagues.

Articulate and focused with the ability to influence others.

Confident and able to work alongside strong personalities.

Track record and reputation for integrity, confidentiality, accountability and results.

 

Principal Responsibilities

Assist with the production of monthly management accounts including monthly accounting for revenue and responsibility for cost management.

Assist with the monthly accounting of operating expenses including accruals, prepayments, fixed asset depreciation and intercompany charges relating to various entities to ensure accuracy and timeliness in completion of the accounts each month and for real-time reporting.

Responsible for managing the production and integrity of data for monthly reporting purposes.

Responsible for the monthly balance sheet reconciliations including fixed assets, debtors, intercompany accruals and prepayments as part of the monthly reporting requirements.

Assist with preparation of monthly reports and board pack for the Executive Team.

Advise and assist the Executive Team with understanding the company’s financial reports, budgets, KPI’s and to assist in developing and enhancing this information so that it is easily understood and consumed.

Assist with the preparation of annual financial statements for standalone and group companies and support the team during the audit process.

Assist with managing Group Corporation Tax filings and payments in all regions.

Assist with co-ordinating all areas of R&D project activity in respect of identifying those projects that qualify for R&D tax credit relief.

Assist with cash management on expenditure with hands-on processing with the team as required.

Assist with timely and accurate completion of cash flow reporting. Assist with the production of the monthly bank pack incorporating covenant compliance for review with the team.

Provide ongoing assistance with forecasting and budgeting.

 Assist with the preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns.

Assist the team with new projects that arise as part of business objectives.

Ensure that all processes are documented and stored centrally.

Provide information and analysis as required.

Identify opportunities to improve processes to maximise efficiency and accuracy and reduce risk.

Carry out analysis and reporting as required to support the requirements of the team.

Judy Mitchell

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