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Management Accountant/FP&A - Retail

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

  • Contact email:

    Celia@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    CMMA-0706_1559919779

  • Published:

    4 months ago

ROLE: Management Accountant

LOCATION: London

SALARY: £30000 - £40000

TYPE: Permanent

INDUSTRY: Retail

Working within a fast-paced and entrepreneurial retail environment, this varied role is responsible for the reporting, forecasting, budgeting and controlling of specific costs for the business. The role demands the development of collaborative working relationships across all teams within the Head Office and Distribution Centre, including working closely with senior management personnel.

The successful candidate will be actively studying towards ACCA/CIMA (not just hold exemptions) and be an ambitious and confident individual.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for period end journals relating to costs, 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
  • Production and review of management accounts for presentation to the Finance Manager
  • Production of retail 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
  • Ad-hoc support to the Finance Manager as required.

Requirements

  • ACCA/CIMA part qualified and actively completing exams
  • Management Accounting/Financial Planning & Analysis experience
  • Good academics
  • 3 years experience minimum
  • Strong communication skills, confident and sociable
  • Good time-management skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to challenge and improve processes and procedures

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