Management Accountant

Hertfordshire, UK
25 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Management Accountant


£40,000-£50,000 depending on experience

1. Purpose

To ensure the effective day-to-day and period end operation of Financial Accounting and Accounts Payable functions.

Assisting in the development of finance platforms and systems

Key role in the provision and communication of timely and accurate information / analysis to management to aid decision making.

2. Core Responsibilities

Accounts Payable: Overseeing the full lifecycle of the procure-to-pay process from purchase request through to approval and requisition control for vendor purchases and T&E expense management.

Bookkeeping: Ensuring timely and accurate account posting within Sage in relation to AP

Payment Oversight: Liaising with the Banking division to ensure timely payments

Reconcile supplier invoices, expenses claims, intercompany transactions and overall bank accounts.

Produce full monthly management accounts

Provide insight & understanding into business performance through the production and analysis of commercially focussed monthly management information with a particular focus on Operational Expenses, Business Growth and Revenue.

Own monthly balance sheet recs, quarterly VAT returns.

Key role / responsibility for tax matters including core compliance (CT and VAT returns), liaising with relevant teams where necessary.

3. Additional Opportunities

Help establish and maintain robust controls, accounting policies and best practice within the finance team.

Assisting in the development of finance processes. We are in the process of implementing SAGE-50 as well as developing processes to deliver the day to day deliverables above. The right candidate has the opportunity to become involved in developing these and making a real contribution to the way the department is run

Business owner for Sage accounting software.

Potential to play a key role in the construction and presentation of the annual budget as well as the annual audit and financial statements preparation.

4. Core Competencies

Strong technical accountant

Solid and demonstrable experience in the majority of the day to day / periodic duties listed above

Ability to liaise confidently with a variety of clients

Meticulous attention to detail

ACCA, CIMA or ACCA: Newly qualified with a minimum 5 years' related (accounting and finance function) experience.

Minimum 3 years in a management accounting function

Desirable Experience in Sage 50 Accounting

Excellent Excel skills and proficient in the general use of MS Office

Value systems and have a demonstrable track record of enhancing processes and continuous process improvement.

Proactive, a hard worker and thrive in a growing, changing environment.

Delivery oriented and energetic

Flexible, resilient and committed to this next stage of your career

Positive attitude

Organised, structured approach to tasks yet able to juggle multiple deliverables

A genuine team player and able to build rapport with others

Ability to think originally and creatively

Highly professional conduct

Excellent communication and people skills

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