Accounting Manager

13 Apr 2019
19 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking an Accounting Manager to join a great team in our Southampton Uk office.


To act as number 2 to Senior Finance Manager. To initiate and lead improvement projects. Manage Payroll function and Payroll & Accounts Assistant. Manage production of monthly management accounts for 3 brands accurately to strict deadlines. To ensure that internal control procedures are adhered to and assist in day to day operations.


1. Management team

2. Miami IT and Accounting Teams

3. Internal Staff

4. EMEA Accounting Team


  • Work with Accounting team to ensure successful achievement of monthly reporting process to strict deadlines, to include:
  • Journal approval
  • Daily update of Analytical Review and Executive Summary reports during month end close
  • Follow up to ensure month end timetable adhered to and any delays addressed
  • Daily progress reports of outstanding review points, timetable items & balance sheet reconciliations
  • Ensure completion of balance sheet reconciliations to strict deadlines
  • Support Management Accountants during close process
  • Manage Payroll Function
  • Lead relationship with Payroll providers to ensure timely and accurate payroll process
  • Manage Payroll & Accounts Assistant to deliver payroll process, monthly close, balance sheet reconciliations, annual returns, audit requests
  • Investigate opportunities for payroll process improvements
  • Lead and deliver on time successful accounting improvement projects such as:
  • Concur electronic expense system
  • Corporate Credit cards
  • Trintech reconciliation tool
  • Trintech monthly/quarterly/annual timetable
  • Purchase to pay process improvements
  • PeopleSoft upgrade UAT
  • Identify other opportunities for process improvement
  • Enforcement of internal control processes including approval of bank payments
  • Support quarterly forecasting and annual budgets
  • Support internal and external audit preparation and management
  • Build strong, effective relationships with management team, budget holders & Group accounting & IT teams
  • Any other tasks that may be reasonably requested

Job Specific Knowledge Skills & Behaviours Required:

  • Minimum 5 years experience of preparing management accounts with proven delivery of month end result and to tight deadlines
  • Proven project management skills delivering multiple projects successfully and on time.
  • Knowledge & experience of accounts payable, expenses and payroll processes
  • Proven ability to improve processes
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Excellent at building relationships
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Ability to retain a positive attitude under pressure
  • Comfortable with multicurrency transactions
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft, Salesforce and/or Concur advantageous
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Microsoft Office especially Intermediate/advanced Excel skills

Experience & Education:

  • Minimum Part-qualified or Accounting degree
  • Knowledge of travel industry would be advantageous

We offer an excellent package including:

Competitive Salary

Bonus plan

Stock Option plan

25 days holiday

Car parking

Private medical (single cover)

Matched pension up to 5%

Discounted cruises

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