Management Accountant, Marketing Services, Central London, £40-45k

Trace Recruit Ltd
Central London, London
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Management Accountant, Marketing Services, Central London, £40,000

The Company:

Our client has gone through phenomenal growth in the last 6 years and is now a global powerhouse in advertising implementation. Our client’s portfolio boasts instantly recognisable consumer brands, as well as some of the largest global blue chip corporations.

The Role:

The role will involve taking responsibility for the reporting of monthly results for our client and its Joint Ventures, financial reporting and assisting in the smooth running of the finance function within the company.


Strategic Planning & Management

• Participate in the annual, quarterly and monthly budgeting and forecasting process

• Management reporting & support

• Work with the management accounting team to meet reporting timetables and responsibilities

• Prepare month-end adjustment journals, balance sheet reconciliations, confirmation of intercompany balances, review of prepayments and accruals

• Prepare monthly accounts for review by the UK Financial Controller

• Provide monthly management information for discussion at management meetings, to include:

• Comparison of actual to budget information, with analysis as required

• Comprehensive commentary for management review, covering variances and arising trends

• Ad hoc commercial / financial tasks as required

• Assisting in the implementation and optimization of the new accounting system, Maconomy

Accounting & Controls

• As required, work with management to establish and monitor internal controls to safeguard the company assets and operations

• Ensure accurate and up to date entry of all transactions

• Reconciliations and review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy, with commentary / explanations where necessary

• Ensure any suspense account balances are fully explained and cleared down

• Prepare quarterly VAT returns and submission to Customs and Excise

• Ensure SOX compliance across relevant controls

• Assist in the preparation of financial statutory year end accounts

• Manage the FA register

Relationship Management

• Year-end liason with Auditors, Accountants and Tax Advisors to help finalise accounts as appropriate

• Liaison with Advisors on all company secretarial aspects

Desirable Experience:

• Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent)

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role

• A background in media or service related industries would be beneficial (though not essential)

• Experience working within project / time based organizations and high volume service businesses

• Strong Excel and Word skills

• Previous SOX experience

Personal Skills & Attributes

• Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational and project management skills

• A practical thinker who works efficiently and who consistently delivers within given deadlines

• Well organised and able to manage a busy reporting timetable

• A good communicator approachable and builds effective working relationships with colleagues

• A 'can do’, proactive attitude with a willingness to take on new tasks and challenges as they arise