Management Accountant

Recruiter
Anthony Cole Associates
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1240506294
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a highly successful UK wide organisation within the contracts for services industry. Within their Reading based office, they are currently seeking an experienced and highly commercially focused Management Accountant to join the team asap on an initial 6 month fixed term contract.

The Management Accountant will assist the Finance Manager with the preparation, review and publication of accurate, relevant and timely management information, which provides an insight into business performance and assists decision making. Successfully achieve company, team and individual goals and objectives relating to the areas of financial, management and project information. You will also provide financial support to the senior management of the business as required enhancing decision making and providing an overview of the current and projected performance of the division.

More specifically, the successful candidate will:-
  • Assist in developing and operating an effective, relevant and dynamic management accounts system and process including daily/weekly/monthly KPI's, P&L and Balance Sheet reporting with commentary. Play a supporting role in the monthly financial close process, ensuring all deadlines are met and a consistent approach is applied, in line with management reporting rules.
  • Provide effective business reporting to improve the existing information systems and data management.
  • Assist in the cash collection and working capital especially with regards to WIP and debt.
  • Provide accurate spend information in particular open purchase commitments to allow accurate cost accruals to be calculated, including preparation and maintenance of accruals spread sheets
  • Continually identify and communicate, and facilitate delivery of opportunities for value adding creation and those which enhance the business units operations.
  • Play a key role in the production annual budgets quarterly re-forecasting, resulting in the delivery of figures that highlight future performance, assumptions and risks inherent in the compilation of those figures.
  • For the designated area of responsibility, regularly review processes to ensure they remain fit for purpose and make improvements where possible to reduce the reporting timetable without compromising the accuracy or completeness of the resulting information.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships within the Division, Group and relevant external customers.
  • Assist the Finance Manager and Operations Teams in ad-hoc reporting

To be considered for this challenging role, you will be a part-qualified/QBE accountant with 2 years plus relevant management accounting experience ideally from within a project-based industry so familiar with WIP/working capital management and commercial accounting.

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