Senior Management Accountant

Adjacency Recruitment
Cheltenham, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client has an opportunity for a Senior Management Accountant to join the team, looking after Stock/Inventory.

You'll be a qualified accountant and have strong experience with and understanding of inventory accounting and management, ideally in retail, FMCG, distribution or manufacturing business - any company that moves high volumes of physical stock.

Experience of working with international entity accounts as well as audit processes would be highly desirable. In addition, you'll be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment whilst being able to deliver against deadlines, to a high standard.

Experience with Cognos or related systems would also be advantageous.

  • Be responsible for the delivery of a well understood and explainable result for group stock, provisioning, cost of sales adjustments and intercompany
  • Be accountable for explaining areas of responsibility within the monthly results review meeting with management accounts, FP&A, and commercial finance
  • Maintain and reconcile the balance sheet accounts in the area of inventory with any risks and opportunities understood, documented, and communicated as appropriate
  • Ensure that the stock holding within the financials has been fully reconciled back to the operating systems
  • Ensure that any anomalies arising from accounts preparation have been investigated and reported on, with feedback to sub-ledger teams where necessary
  • Prepare and submit the inventory and any other relevant analysis pages for the monthly management accounts pack accurately and insightfully
  • Constantly review and question current processes and improve upon them as necessary to ensure that controls are strong and month-end is as efficient as possible
  • Ensure that the business complies with accounting standards and legislative frameworks
  • Contribute to a smooth and clean audit as required by working with the company's external and internal auditors, thus minimising risk
  • Contribute to the budgeting and forecasting process as necessary
  • Develop an understanding of the underlying performance of relevant business areas via weekly operational reports
  • Support other areas of the finance team with ad hoc requests where necessary
  • Lead, and develop two direct reports as part of the role and ensure that they are motivated and performing at a high level

  • ACCA / CIMA / ACA fully qualified
  • Experienced in inventory accounting and management, for businesses moving high volumes of physical stock or product
  • A strong communicator with the ability to interact across all levels of the business
  • Comfortable explaining complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders in a clear and engaging way
  • Able to foster strong working relationships with the team and with cross-functional team members
  • Able to deliver consistently against deadlines to a high standard, with a real focus on delivery

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