Management Accountant

17 Apr 2017
17 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A hugley successful global advertising agency are on the hunt for a dynamic, commercially focussed Managment Accountant. This is a diverse role that gives real responsibility and autonomy whilst also offering support of a very experienced finance community. It is an ideal position for someone looking for a highly dynamic and commercial business partnering environment, with a broad remit supporting the business from a finance perspective.

My client is looking for somebody who is able to bridge the finance/non finance gap and ideally has a passion for working in the advertising industry to best allow them to partner with the business. You will need strong stakeholder management skills including the ability to translate numbers into a business story and to communicate with all levels of the business.

Reporting and Planning:
• You will be responsible for producing the monthly management accounts for a number of companies in the partnership, including commentary on all material variances.
• Preparation and posting of all month end income and cost accruals, prepayment and re-classification journals and subsequent reconciliation of management accounts
• Working with Managing Directors, Heads of Departments and Business Directors to ensure forecast are up-to-date and accurately reflect the income and costs expectations.
• Review of forecasts with MD, CEO and CFO.
• Coordinate and prepare the annual budget.
• Support with the annual preparation of statutory accounts and tax packs including liaising with external auditors.
Business Partnering:
• This business facing finance role will require the successful applicant to quickly establish strong working relationships with non-financial management in order to both support and challenge depending on the circumstance.
• You will create the bridge between Finance and the business in order to support the business in all finance and commercial queries and decisions.
• This includes supporting the Managing Directors of your businesses with operational and strategic decisions and preparing scenario planning to assess the associated financial impact.
• You will work closely with partners in developing pricing proposals and liaising with different stakeholders to ensure the viability of the proposals.
Cost Management & Controls
• Authorising all overheads, including the review and authorisation of monthly payroll and staff costs as well as staff expenses.
• Ensure the business is adhering to all financial processes and controls and that income is being recognised correctly.
• Ensuring costs are being managed in-line with budgets.
• Full Balance Sheet reconciliations including the preparation of monthly balance sheet reporting packs for FD review and submission to parent company.