Management Accountant

Brightside Group
14 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Management Accountant (Qualified)

This is Brightside...

Brightside Insurance is a growing Top 30 insurance broker, a specialist in providing niche insurance solutions, we provide a diverse portfolio of personal and commercial products to our customers through a number of dedicated brands which include; 'Brightside Insurance', 'Commercial Vehicle Direct' and 'One Insurance Solution', we also partner with some of UK's top Insurance Companies.

Our people are the life of our business - with nearly 500 employees across three offices.

We pride ourselves in delivering great results through a combination of hard work, collaboration and dedication. Working for Brightside is all about making a difference. A difference for our customers and for our business. It's about putting our customers at the heart of what we do - doing the right things and doing them well.

At Brightside we have created an environment which empowers individuals and rewards hard work.

This is the salary on offer...

We are offering a salary of £35,000 - £40,000 based on experience.

This is the job...

You'll be responsible for the following tasks;

- Prepare accurate monthly management accounts for the business unit to agreed timetable including:- posting income and cost of sales, reconciling to operational system data as required;
- calculating, reviewing and posting accruals and prepayments;
- preparing balance sheet reconciliations and investigating and resolving all reconciling items between Dimensions and the supporting information;
- daily/weekly/monthly reporting of key KPI's and financial performance including commentaries and variance analysis

- Preparing and updating key supporting documentation for items such as Financed Debtors, IFRS15 deferral and cancellation triangles.
- Facilitate the year end audit process including liaising with auditors as necessary.
- Ensure that the costs for the business units are recorded correctly during each accounting period and correctly coded to account code, cost centre and project code (including use of the FocalPoint procurement system).
- Provide support and analysis to the business unit to evaluate the financial effect of projects or initiatives, and ensure that the effect of any agreed projects or initiatives is clearly measured and included within rolling financial forecasts. Ensure that all project expenditure is correctly identified and reported against the agreed budget or project summary.
- Prepare, understand, challenge and agree an annual budget or reforecast (including balance sheet and cashflow) as required to be submitted to Group for consolidation.
- Attending meetings with key stakeholders to communicate financial performance or provide financial support and opinion.
- Work with the Head of Management Reporting with regards to analysis of financial performance or requests from key external stakeholders.
- Work with the Volume Finance Analysts to identify variances to plan and investigate accordingly.
- Line management responsibility for a Finance Analyst.

This is who you are...

- Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA etc)
- Experience in a similar role
- Able to apply technical accounting logic
- Experience of Dimensions of equivalent general ledger software
- Trusted and respected with a 'can do attitude'
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to remain flexible and professional during periods of change
- Good team working skills
- Knowledge of Access Dimensions, Focalpoint and Connect IP would be beneficial

Our location...

Brightside Park, Severn Bridge, Aust, Bristol, BS35 4BL (there is plenty of free parking on site)

This is what we can offer you...

You'll receive;

- Life Assurance to the value of 4 times your basic salary
- Company pension scheme
- Health Cash Plan (includes wellbeing, optical and dentistry allowance)
- 22 days (FTE) plus bank holidays per annum plus birthday day off
- Additional holiday allowance increased in line with length of service
- A buy and sell holiday scheme of up to 3 days (FTE)
- On-site parking
- Exclusive employee discount and rewards at many major brands including health & wellbeing, retail, restaurants and mobile technology providers

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