Management Accountant

Posted 6 February by Prospero Teaching
Prospero are a market leading recruitment business (as voted in the times fast track 100) The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.

We have recently been voted the 8th fastest growing recruitment company in Europe and we are literally taking the industry by storm.

Due to continued growth and success we are looking for a qualified management accountant to join our accounts team.

To provide leadership and discipline in the financial governance, controls, processes and procedures. Specifically:

*To own and be responsible for the month end financial close process
*The provision of monthly management accounts, variance analysis explanations and commentaries
*To provide support to [the Directors and the FD] in a variety of projects, including preparation of the annual Budget and improving the quality of management information and cash flow forecasting etc

Duties and Responsibilities

*Delivery of month end reporting pack to strict deadlines, including commentary to prior month and budget:
- Manage month end reporting and closing of all ledgers
- Balance sheet account reconciliations - including VAT, Stock and Debtors
- Stock and debt provisions
- Revenue recognition calculations
- Gross Margin review and analysis
- Payroll journals, review and analysis
- Review credit card expenses and post journals
- Overheads and staff costs review and analysis

*Weekly cash flow forecasting and flash reports
*Weekly meetings with the depts.
*Weekly meetings with Directors to report on business critical issues e.g aged debtors report, bank account and cash flow etc
*Implementing enhancements to management information and KPI measures proposed by management
*Assisting with the ongoing development and refinement of business processes including sales, purchasing, commission calculation
*Providing year end, budget and forecast support as required
*Other projects as required to support FD and Directors in key internal relationships
*Banking, paying suppliers, credit control, cashflow
*Managing and developing a team of [five] staff
*Maintaining robust financial controls across the businesses
*Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
*Managing statutory audits

Skills Experiences

Essential

*Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA
*Previous experience as a Financial Controller
*Thorough knowledge of current accounting principles and procedures
*Prior experience of working in a Recruitment/Business Services environment Finance team
*Process-driven with prior experience with Temp Booking systems
*Experience with integrating systems Sales/Operational/Accounting efficiently
*Detail and solution-orientated with expert Excel skills
*Strong numerical and problem solving skills
*Flexible and hands-on approach
*Quality-driven with good written skills
*Good communicator, able to develop strong business partnerships with other departments
*Able to challenge processes and drive change when required
*Commercially aware
*Positive & Supportive attitude
*Ability to inspire a team

Desirable
*Prior experience of working with Sage 50 and/or 200
*Good understanding of database structures and/or involvement in ERP systems replacement

Hours of work
Base Hours are [35] hours per week from 9am - 5:00pm, however, due to nature of the role, longer hours could be required.

Application question

Are you a qualified accountant?

Reference: 34406860

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