Management Accountant

Michael Page Finance
£30000 - £40000 per annum
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 18 month FTC within a growing and prosperous business
  • Management Accountant role reporting directly to the Financial Accountant

Client Details

The client is a leading financial business based in Darlington with a large and impressive client list


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Scheme report and accounts

  • Assist with the preparation of the scheme annual report
  • Assist in preparation of member versions of the accounts for each scheme and section
  • Prepare any additional accounts as required,
  • Assist internal and external auditors

Scheme Accounting
  • Deal with any ad hoc queries on the section accounts that arise throughout the year
  • Maintain financial databases and prepare financial returns/statements as required eg CSO return
  • Provide cover for Financial Accountant: Trustee and Finance Manager: Scheme Operations as required

Quarterly accounts:
  • Overall responsibility for preparation of more than 100 sets of section accounts.
  • Carry out analytical reviews and ensure variances are investigated by BD20 after the quarter end.

Actuarial financial statements:
  • Prepare accounts as requested by actuaries for any given accounting period
  • Liaison with the Scheme Actuary

Scheme tax:
  • Liaise with HMRC in respect of PAYE related queries throughout the year.


  • As a member of the Trustee Accounts team, assist with tasks carried out by this team as required
  • Provide cover for other finance managers and executives within the Trustee team
  • Assist with the completion of the Trustee month end packs as requested querying large, old or unusual items as appropriate.
  • Devise and complete metrics relevant to role, ensuring correct and adequate explanation is documented for all non-green metric
  • Assist in management, supervision and training of clerical staff on the Trustee team
  • Ensure databases, reports and documentation relating to all relevant processes are up to date.
  • Assist in the development of new systems and/or processes and procedures as required
  • Assist in all aspects of finance work as requested.


  • Hold, or working towards, a recognised professional qualification (CA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA)


  • At least 3-5 experience in an investment or financial environment would be beneficial
  • Experience of managing people would be beneficial

Skills and Competencies

  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills
  • Strong analytically skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to identify and implement process enhancements and improvements
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to meet deadlines set
  • Good working knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Good working knowledge of relevant accounting standards

Job Offer

To work for a fantastic business renowned for the care it provides its employees