Management Accountant

Recruiter
Marks Sattin recruitment
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
19 Jul 2019
Ref
1203019840
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Marks Sattin have partnered with a one of the leading solicitors firms in the Thames Valley, who are currently searching for a management account to come on board and work with a fast paced dynamic finance team.

Main responsibilities:
  • Provide accurate and timely reports to the business including monthly management, expenditure and other standard reports required to support current business processes and decisions.
  • Monitor monthly financial results against budget and highlight any critical issues or potential problems to senior management
  • Monitor expenditure in conjunction with the appropriate budget holders, identify budget variances and recommend appropriate action where necessary.
  • Closely monitor the cash position and report budget variances to senior management. Update the cash forecast in light of actual performance.
  • Prepare/review bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor the outstanding debt position and liaise with the credit control function on a routine basis.
  • Monitor the outstanding supplier invoice position and liaise with the purchase ledger function on a routine basis.
  • Ensure the integrity of the financial record keeping and reporting systems including preparation of monthly journals, correction mis-postings and regular scrutiny of nominal ledger accounts.
  • Prepare and submit the quarterly VAT return and government statistical returns.
  • Prepare the annual revenue and capital budgets in conjunction with the Head if Finance
  • Provide operating management with the financial information necessary to meet the firm's compliance obligations.
  • Liaise with external parties as necessary including the Law Society, auditors, banks, payroll bureau, clients, suppliers, government bodies, etc.
  • Participate in and provide relevant financial information for the annual renewal of the Firm's PI insurance, healthcare insurance, general insurances and practicing certificates
  • Assist in the annual audits and preparation of the firm's statutory accounts.
  • Conduct various financial projects as may be required by the Firm.

Skills and qualifications:
  • Qualified or part qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA
  • Computer literate and competent with MS Office products
  • Business analysis skills

Work experience
  • Experience in a professional services or a law firm is an advantage is not essential but an ability to quickly grasp an understanding of the business is critical
  • Knowledge of SARs is an advantage but not absolutely necessary
  • Experience of a computerised practice management system

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