Management Accountant

Head 4 Talent
Cardiff, UK
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Great opportunity for a recently qualified accountant to join an interesting and varied organisation. You will be working with a fantastic FC who you can learn from and develop your career.
  • To ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to all elements of the business.
  • To ensure effective Budgetary Control.
  • To optimise existing processes and maintain Balance Sheet integrity.


The position reports to the Financial Controller, interfacing regularly with the senior management team.

Job Purpose:

Working in a small team of experienced individuals and reporting into a supportive Financial Controller, this is an ideal role for someone who has proven experience in management accounts and wants to progress their career. This hands-on role will involve liaising with senior management, being proactive in optimising existing processes and delivering reliable and timely financial information.

  • Production of accurate and well-presented management accounts, forecasts and variance analysis in line with defined timescales.
  • Preparing and reconciling balance sheet control accounts.
  • Assisting in the production of year-end statutory accounts.
  • Review of daily KPI's prior to circulation.
  • Processing of journals including calculation of accruals and prepayments.
  • Monitor and maintain the Fixed Asset register.
  • Oversee the Stock Control process.
  • Process Payroll and Pension payments ensuring accurate recording of transactions.
  • Process quarterly VAT returns ensuring accurate submission to HMRC.
  • Oversee Purchase and Sales Ledger ensuring timely close-down for monthly management accounts.
  • Ensure Purchase and Sales Ledger queries are dealt with in timely and professional manner.
  • Ad-hoc finance projects.

Personal Specification:
  • Recently Qualified Accountant
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting and providing accurate management information.
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
  • Prior experience of working in a busy finance department.
  • Proven experience in developing new processes and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate detailed and complex information effectively and professionally to a wide range of people.
  • Ability to solve problems using initiative and creativity; identify and propose both practical and innovative solutions.
  • Evidence of ability to undertake and deliver projects.
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