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Management Accountant

  • Location

    St. Albans, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £32000 - £37000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Joanna Engel

  • Job ref:

    JE/SA2300_1633598291

  • Published:

    13 days ago

Working within a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, the Management Accountant is a varied role responsible for the reporting, forecasting, budgeting and controlling of specific costs for the business. The Management Accountant role demands the development of collaborative working relationships across all teams.

Duties of the Part Qualified Management Accountant include:

  • Responsibility for period end journals relating to costs and ensuring any variances to plan are fully understood through discussion with relevant business partners
  • Provide meaningful commentary on the P&L both within the month end pack and by presenting to the Planning Finance Manager during "flash reviews"
  • Production and review of management accounts for presentation to the Planning Finance Manager
  • Production of sales pack for distribution to the business
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of rolling business forecasts for areas within responsibility, liaising with relevant business partners to ensure the most accurate forward-looking view is obtained
  • Ownership of the annual budget
  • Rigorous review of business partner assumptions and challenging these where appropriate
  • Preparation of board presentation packs
  • Ownership of analytical commentary
  • Ad-hoc analysis supporting the business as the need arises
  • Co-ordinating with business partners to ensure that spending is proactively managed against budget and providing them with all necessary support to understand performance
  • Working with the business on cost control
  • Continually seek ways to improve financial processes and how we use our systems

Requirements for the Management Accountant include:

  • Part Qualified Accountant
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Exposure to SAP
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team

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