Management Accountant

Instant Group
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
07 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Purpose

The role is to manage all aspects of financial management of a number of entities within our growing international group. The role will report to the Head of Finance in Newcastle and will require occasional travel to our London HQ.

Key responsibilities

  • Ongoing financial management: taking overall financial responsibility for several group companies, including:
    • Performing the month-end close, including working with AP and AR to close ledgers, ensuring P&L and Balance sheets are completed accurately and on a timely basis
    • Ensuring balance sheet accounts are reconciled monthly
    • Working with external in-country accountants where appropriate
    • Acting as key audit contact
  • Dealing with overseas expansion: work with our in-house compliance team as well as external in-country advisors to put systems and processes in place for new entities in new territories, ensuring the new deals are successfully on-boarded and operational from a finance perspective.
  • Cash management: managing cash for each of the entities, ensuring cash is flowing in from customers when due and funding needs are highlighted to the group accountant
  • Compliance: working with our compliance team, advisors and auditors to ensure that all financial accounting, audit and tax compliance is done as required.
  • Continual improvement: continually improve systems, controls, processes, Excel files and models to ensure that the business continues to grow in a controlled and scalable manner.

Background and experience

  • Qualified Accountant with post qualification experience working in a dynamic finance team within a rapidly growing international business, where change is rapid, and deadlines are tight.
  • The candidate will be technically strong and will have had exposure to accounting for foreign entities. Strong excel and financial modelling.
  • Good understanding of maintaining finance systems and creating and following consistent processes. Excellent communication skills required and must be able to manage various workstreams.
  • The role may also suit a talented individual looking to move into industry from a large accounting firm with experience of accounting for multiple client entities.

Key skills and competencies

This role involves having the following key skills and competencies, namely:
  • Technically strong with attention to detail and high-quality standards
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, managing multiple deadlines across different disciplines
  • Initiative and hands-on attitude - able to see issues as they arise and respond/escalate as needed
  • Eager to learn and absorb information from the team, process and contribute own viewpoint/opinion
  • Strong Excel and accounting system skills
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at various levels both within and outside of the organisation
  • Positive, resilient attitude

Measures of success and key stakeholders

The main KPI for this role will be achieving the above responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner. If successful in the role you will develop excellent across multiple finance disciplines in a growing international business. The role should add value to our international finance function and if successful, should ultimately progress into other roles within the organization.

The key stakeholders will be the finance team (specifically the Finance Managers, Global Reporting & Compliance Manager and Head of Finance) as well as advisors and the broader business.

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