Assistant Management Accountant

Recruiter
Saga Group
Location
Folkestone
Salary
£20,000-£25,000 per annum
Posted
25 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have a new exciting opportunity at Saga Group for an Assistant Management Accountant to join our team based in Folkestone. You will join our team on a full time, permanent basis and will receive a competitive salary of up to £20,000-£25,000 per annum. Saga is the UK's leading provider of insurance, travel, personal finance and healthcare products and services tailored to the needs of the over 50s. About the Assistant Management Accountant role: This role offers a unique opportunity for someone looking to step into a finance career. It will enable you to influence stakeholders, impact on key business decisions and drive a new and re-energised future of growth. What's more, you'll be doing all of that within Saga. Within the Saga Services commercial team, you'll deliver key financial information, analysis and insight that underpin outstanding commercial performance. What makes this role unusual is that it's very much hands on - we want you to get out into the business, meet with colleagues and forge positive change. This role will involve working closely with the Marketing teams on cost saving projects and with the Product teams analysing Discount and Add-On trends and the impact that other tests and projects have on these. You will be involved in the forecast process, using the knowledge gained from working closely with the business, to influence the projections for the coming months. Key responsibilities as our Assistant Management Accountant: - Work closely with the Assistant Finance Manager - Production of actual and forecast sales including discount and add-on elements. Work toward challenging inputs from other areas to facilitate more accurate forecasting. - Production of Marketing plans and appropriate costings with analysis where necessary, and responsibility for 'worked' forecasts and 'inception' forecasts. - Assist and work with Product teams and Marketing on product development and projects and ad hoc tasks. - Production of key financial accounting processes, analysis and reconciliations and ensure appropriate controls in place within the Financial accounting space. - Assist in other analysis - dependent on the focus of the role. - Understanding of key variances against forecast, providing supporting commentary to explain those variances. - Assist in the production of budgets and long term planning processes. - Establish relevant and timely communication with internal and external customers to ensure that performance standards are met. - Production and review of weekly management information, developing these to ensure accuracy against monthly sales projections. - Preparation, use and maintenance of financial models to facilitate decision-making. Experience and skills required of our Assistant Management Accountant: - Finance related degree or AAT qualified. - Demonstrate a professional manner, good academic and mental abilities, good inter-personal skills, understand the importance of deadlines and be willing to work towards achieving them. - The individual should have drive and determination to succeed, and be willing to challenge existing processes. - Should be confident speaking across various levels of the business, conveying complex ideas at an appropriate level. - A strong numerical background, proficient with MS Excel skills is also required. Ideally, have experience of Cognos Enterprise Planning and TM1, although this is not essential as training can be provided. So if you would like to join our team as our new Assistant Management Accountant then please click 'apply' today, we'd love to hear from you!
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