Management Accountant

Bright Horizons Family Solutions
From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Bright Horizons have an exciting opportunity for a Management Accountant to join our established finance team, on a permanent basis.

As a Management Accountant you will be responsible for the development, production and review of management reports which provide relevant and timely information on the financial performance of the business. This will include but is not restricted to the production and review of monthly management accounts, balance sheets (including balance sheet reconciliations), forecasts, budgets and statutory accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for timely and accurate production of management accounting transactions required to get the accounting information into a presentable format for monthly accounts.
  • Reviewing of P&L’s to ensure all transactions are appropriate
  • Responsibility for completion and timely distribution of the Divisional Operational Reports, reporting findings to the Operational Accounts Manager.
  • Providing monthly financial information specifically the completion and review of balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring the relevant back up data is available for evidence
  • Production and review of the monthly forecasts and annual budget.
  • Reviewing and auditing the family management system maintaining its accuracy.
  • Assisting in managing external audit process and liaise with external auditors
  • Preparation of statutory accounts in accordance with UK GAAP/IFRS for BHFS Ltd, Dormant Accounts, Ireland or the foundation as allocated.
  • Continual development of procedures and practices, improving current methods and keeping up to date with changes within the business, financial regulations and the market place.
  • Acting as the source of expertise in relation to accounting controls, financial accounts format and disclosure, accounting policies, taxation.
  • Overview of SARBOX compliance (including IPE’S). Maintaining the financial controls are procedure manuals to adhere to the approvals matrix
  • Reviewing, supporting and liaising in the collection of Client debt
  • Performing ad hoc analysis as required.
  • Responding appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality.
  • Explaining complex financial information to non-finance staff, and support them with finance based queries.
Recommended education / experience / skills

    Part Qualified AccountantExperience in month end, forecasting and budgetingBalance sheet experienceStrong knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)Production of statutory accounts compliant with UK GAAP/IFRSKnowledge of US GAAPExperience and knowledge of SOXExperience of Hyperion and PeopleSoft
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

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