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Management Accountant

Posted 8 March by Directions Recruitment Specialists Ended

Qualification required: Part Qualified ACCA or CIMA or equivalent • Be studying towards the next stage of an accounting qualification ACCA / CIMA or equivalent • Have a minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in a finance and accounting role • Ideally have experience in a multi-site environment • Have a flexible and can - do attitude, enthusiastic about self-development Reporting to the Financial Accounts Manager and will be responsible for: Essential Skills & Experience  Strong knowledge of management accounting and general ledger  Investigation of variances in margin and stock discrepancies  Managing weekly & monthly cash flow and cash management  Good understanding of Sales and Purchase Ledger  Worked within a branch network  Experience in working with advance ERP finance systems  Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills with advanced Excel skills Management Account and General Ledger • Ability to produce monthly Management Accounts from start to finish including journals and bank reconciliations and compilation of accounts • Ensure that the P&L analysis is done and that pre-payments and accruals are reconciled and balance sheet reconciliations are done to a high standard with full back up • To oversee work done by other team members including reconciliations and journals • Prepare monthly reporting pack with commentary including variance analysis for actuals v budget and forecast • Experience at analysing variances and investigate discrepancies, reconcile margins and report against budgets Financial Analysis • Ensure cashflow forecast is up to date • Preparing and reporting monthly reconciliation for the bank Other Finance Duties • If required ability to complete the payroll from instruction through to payslips including preparing VAT returns and PAYE/ RTI submissions • Background knowledge of sales and purchase ledger which make up the foundation for management accounts and cash flow forecasting • Ability to adapt and change processes to ensure effectiveness and accuracy • Providing costs analysis and making recommendations of cost savings • Ensure that month end time table and year end timetables are followed Role Development Once the successful applicant has fully settled into the role, with key training well underway, the Management Accountant should be sufficiently skilled to support the Financial Accounts Manager with the following: • Developing strategic business planning, budgeting and forecasting with appropriate financial modelling, analysis and commentary • Preparing budgets and updating the business plan including cashflow forecast • Working with the business teams in the development of local business strategies and plans, identifying financial and business priorities • Encouraging and assisting managers to analyse and improve financial performance and capability through the interpretation of business KPI's and management data.

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