Management Accountant

Recruiter
Flowers Associates Ltd
Location
Leicester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Sep 2019
Closes
14 Sep 2019
Ref
1236640659
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Management Accountant
£30,000 - £42,000 DOE and Qualification + pension, insurance, retail discount scheme
Leicester City Centre
Full time - Interim - maternity cover 9 months (Oct'19 - Jun'20)

The Opportunity
A central Leicester based highly successful specialist in their field is seeking to cover a pending Maternity Leave within their management accounts team to undertake operational reporting responsibilities to both internal and external customers.
The Role
Working alongside a small team of Management Accountants, you will be responsible for the following:
To produce project based monthly management accounts, including posting journals for accruals and prepayments
Integral role in monthly forecasting and annual budget preparation processes.
Manage and report the Lifecycle budget of various client contracts.
Business Partner the Regional Director and Facilities Manager of various client contracts.
Assist in the mentoring and development of junior members of the Management Accounts Team.
Management Accountant duties:
Identify and implement opportunities to improve the efficiency of the process where applicable.
Develop an in-depth knowledge of each of the projects/client contracts across a varied number of business sectors.
Support the provision of business plans, results and forecasts for the contracts.
Business Partner the Operations Team as required, delivering a comprehensive management accounting service to the business areas (financial and non-financial).Occasional travel to sites will be required
Prepare and provide commentary on the periodic financial performance of individual projects and sectors against budgets and forecasts.
Prepare and distribute appropriate financial reports to budget holders to support financial control and aid performance management and target achievement.
Prepare and provide a reconciliation including a detailed commentary of a number of Balance Sheet Control Accounts such as Accruals, Prepayments and Deferred Income.
Help deliver increased financial controls and corporate governance standards, supporting and monitoring compliance using financial systems and technical expertise.
Provision of management accounts to clients and commentary on performance to internal customers.
Responsible for calculating, presenting and applying all contractual increases to the client contract including annual increases and variations.
Deputise for the Senior Management Accountant when required.

The successful Management Accountant will need to demonstrate:

Qualified or QBE Accountant
Advanced Excel skills- applied use of Excel to advanced level (pivots, reporting, queries etc.) preferred.
Experience of period end processes and practice, along with forecasting and budgeting.
Preferably experience in reviewing contracts and extracting the relevant financial elements.
Ability to disseminate information across all levels of the business
Business partnering experience, demonstrating experience of both revenue and cost elements of management accounting, efficiency improvements and positive impacts on business performance

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