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Management Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abigail Furlong

  • Job ref:

    AF - MA - 3333_1574932592

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

My client, a market leader in their field are looking for a strong Finance Manager to join their ever growing team.


The Company

My client produces a wide range of content for the world's most famous brands internationally. They were founded 10 years ago and has grown to over 4,000 people across over 30 cities and is now part of an even bigger consortium.

The Role

This role will be pivotal in the accounts team and will take full responsibility for the reporting of monthly results to the whole company and the joint ventures. You will be reporting to the Head of Reporting and work with a team of ambitous Management accountants.

What you will need

  • Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role
  • A background in media or service-related industries would be beneficial (though not essential)
  • Experience working within project / time-based organizations and high volume service businesses
  • Strong Excel and Word skills
  • Previous SOX experience
  • Previous experience of Maconomy and Cartesis reporting would be beneficial, though not essential
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational and project management skills
  • A practical thinker who works efficiently and who consistently delivers within given deadlines
  • Well organised and able to manage a busy reporting timetable
  • A good communicator approachable and builds effective working relationships with colleagues

The Role

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning & Management

  • Participate in the annual, quarterly and monthly budgeting and forecasting process
  • Management reporting & support
  • Work with the management accounting team to meet reporting timetables and responsibilities
  • Prepare month-end adjustment journals, balance sheet reconciliations, confirmation of intercompany balances, review of prepayments and accruals
  • Prepare monthly accounts for review the UK Financial Controller
  • Provide monthly management information for discussion at management meetings, to include:
  • Comparison of actual to budget information, with analysis as required
  • Comprehensive commentary for management review, covering variances and arising trends
  • Ad hoc commercial / financial tasks as required
  • Assisting in the implementation and optimization of the new accounting system

Accounting & Controls

  • As required, work with management to establish and monitor internal controls to safeguard the company assets and operations
  • Ensure accurate and up to date entry of all transactions
  • Reconciliations and review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy, with commentary / explanations where necessary
  • Ensure any suspense account balances are fully explained and cleared down
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns and submission to Customs and Excise
  • Ensure SOX compliance across all control and oversee SOX audits
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statutory year end accounts
  • Manage the FA register

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