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Management Accountant

Posted 31 January by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply Ended

My client an engineering business based in Gloucester are looking to recruit for an experience Management Accountant for their growing team. You will be a qualified accountant or Finalist looking for a broad role where you can continue to grow and develop your skills.


  • Responsibility for seven Group entities and all associated month end processes
  • Month end processes include long term contract calculations and processing of journals
  • Providing assistance to accounts assistant for cash book processing for the relevant Group entities
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations for the relevant Group entities
  • Preparation of individual subsidiary management accounts including commentary on variances between actual and budgeted or forecast numbers
  • Processing WIP journals, preparing sales and COS reconciliations, preparing monthly sales, COS, orders in hand reconciliations to budget
  • Monthly overhead analysis including analysis by cost centre where such a structure is implemented
  • Ensure all monthly costs such as payroll are booked or accrued for
  • Monthly sales, CoS and Margin analysis
  • Prepayments, accruals, depreciation and labour variance journals
  • Assisting with treasury payments and processing physical bank payments for authorisation on the online banking
  • Reconciling quarterly VAT return for one of the foreign entities
  • Manual journals for the relevant Group entities
  • Payroll journals and reconciliations as required
  • Processing purchase invoices for smaller foreign entities not processed through the Group accounts payable function
  • Preparing forecasts and budgets for individual subsidiaries and cost centres within those subsidiaries where such a structure is implemented
  • Investigating and identifying accounting issues with one of the subsidiary companies and making suggestions for improvements to processes
  • Line management responsibility for two accounts assistant
  • Generally, help improve processes and procedures
  • Anything or tasks and duties which might be assigned to you from time to time


  • Constant drive, enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Hands on self-starter
    • Enthusiastic team player with a good attitude and ambition to progress
    • Committed, disciplined and well organised with an ability to prioritise
    • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the business
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Able to travel with regular travel to Plymouth


  • ACA/CIMA qualification (or similar) - preferred but part qualified would be considered
  • Experience of using an OLAP tool such as Cognos TM1 would be preferable
  • Experience of working in industry roles preferred but not essential
  • Experience of working on Pegasus Opera or M1 preferred but not essential
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Experience of foreign currencies

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