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Interim Management Accountant

Employer
Robert Walters
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A Bedfordshire based business are looking for an Interim Management Accountant following a recent internal move. The role will be for 6 months duration paying a day rate of £350-£385 inside IR35. The business offers hybrid working.

A Bedfordshire based business are looking for an Interim Management Accountant following a recent internal move. The role takes responsibility for preparing, reporting and reconciling month end management accounts (P&L & BS). In addition, supporting the FPA& Accounting Controller in identifying key business trends and communicating results to Senior Leadership Team. The role will also provide support to various projects as and when required.

Responsibilities:
  • Take overall ownership of producing month end management accounts & departmental P&L's
  • Provide insightful commentary and analysis on variances to budgets, flash, prior month and prior year
  • Monitor KPI's, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variances and making recommendations for improvement, where appropriate
  • Engage with departmental Heads & Directors to ensure their respective P&L's are understood and correctly and accurately presented. This will include ensuring that operating costs are allocated correctly across departments
  • Ownership of the balance sheet reconciliation. Ensuring that all accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis, differences are understood, and clear actions plans to resolve are in place
  • Provide monthly reporting on balance sheet status and risk and opportunities
  • Assist the team to develop and implement management accounts operating procedures and policies
  • Support the internal and external audit process, ensuring that all data requests are sent in a timely manner
  • Ensure SOX controls are managed and evidenced with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Assistant with the production of annual budgets and supporting analytical analysis
  • Support the continued development of Budgeting, Operating Plan and Modelling tools
  • Look for opportunities for 'business process re-engineering' by challenging norms, being inquisitive and influential in driving positive change to achieve automation and efficiencies
  • Other duties as requested by FPA Accounting Controller, Head of Financial Control & UK FD

Candidate Profile:
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong excel skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible can-do attitude works well under pressure, on own initiative and in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritise work load and keep to strict deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of current accounting software systems
  • Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge/experience
  • Experience of ERP implementation
  • Qualified Accountant or Qualified by Experience

Please apply or alternatively email: for further information.
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