Management Accountant

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT ROLE – OVERVIEW

  • The Management Accountant is responsible for providing accounting information to businesses that will allow the directors to understand the performance of the business and make informed decisions. 
  • Taking ownership of the Management Accounts of the business, involving lots of Project and Business Partnering work.
  • Often part of an established finance team, responsible for developing the budgeting and planning function along with the delivery of robust management information.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce timely and accurate Management Accounts and variance analysis with meaningful commentaries on performance, including monthly forecasts, annual budgets and strategic plans.
  • Ensure adequate financial controls are in place and maintained.
  • Act as a business partner to P&L owners to identify opportunities to improve business performance.
  • Use initiative to highlight cost saving opportunities to a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Suggest updates and improvements for the accounting and MI systems.
  • Manage a team (eg purchase ledger/ sales ledger clerks).

PROFILE OF A SUCCESSUL CANDIDATE

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified (part qualified or Qualified By Experience sometimes considered)
  • Strong business partnering experience with people of varying financial knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ambition to progress within a fast paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Good organisational skills, and experience with dealing with large volumes of data.
  • A flexible approach, able to multi task and effectively prioritise your workload.
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