Assistant Management Accountant

Focus Resourcing
11 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client based on the outskirts of Didcot are currently recruiting for an Assistant Management Accountant. The role will involve preparing monthly management accounts; monitoring actual spend against defined cost centre budgets and reporting the variances and exceptions within a timeframe. The ability to prepare year end statutory reconciliations, corporation tax returns and liaise directly with the auditors is also essential.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Accurately process financial information to deliver monthly management accounts with commentary and comparative against budget/prior year within the agreed timeframe
  • Prepare all monthly journals, balance sheet reconciliations, prepayments, accruals, deferred income, deferred costs schedules.
  • Maintain the fixed asset register including calculating monthly depreciation, record investment acquisitions and disposals.
  • Prepare and submission of the quarterly VAT and national statistic reports.
  • Manage daily cash flow and authorise all online banking transactions.
  • Assist with annual finance statutory reports, annual adjustments and with any ad-hoc financial analysis as required by departmental managers in both setting and managing the budget.
  • Prepare the year end reconciliations and corporation tax returns with supporting schedules and documentation. Liaise directly with the auditors.
  • Deputise the Finance Manager.
  • Supervise the assistant accountants' workload.
  • Proactively develop and improve processes and procedures to deliver against objectives.
  • Facilitate learning through gathering, documenting and transfer of knowledge throughout the team to ensure best practice is in place and agreed service level agreements are met.

Person Specification

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA / CIMA).
  • Experience of preparing management accounts, have reviewed and analysed financial information and reported on results.
  • Organised and methodical approach to recording keeping and reporting.
  • Ability to work accurately to strict deadlines, multi-task, work well under pressure within a small team and promote excellent team spirit, whist managing own workload.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to interact/support other team members and the management team.
  • Ability to recognise areas for improvements in current processess/systems and to suggest potential improvements.
  • Strong IT skills with knowledge of MS office. Advanced excel skills including pivot tables and Vlookups.
  • Previous financial systems experience, specifically SAGE 200.

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