Management Accountant

Job Title: Management Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
REF: AF120619_1560355848
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Role:

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant to join a fast paced retailer. This role is a key member of the Management Accounts team, reporting into the Senior Management accountant. They will be responsible for the accounting of all head office costs, ensuring accurate and timely completion for the period end review. The successful candidate will be the key point of contact for the Heads of Department and will hold P&L review meetings on a periodic basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of the month end process of all Head office cost centres, this involves:
  • Processing accruals and prepayments
  • Investigating variances to budget, liaising with appropriate department heads where required
  • P&L review meeting with Head of Management Accounts and Financial Controller to explain period variances
  • Explain variances in a review meeting with Management
  • Responsible for the accounting of P&L costs incurred while sites are closed for refurbishment
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Hold periodic review meetings with the Heads of Departments to explain period and year to date P&L variances
  • Understand risks and opportunities within each departments P&L
  • Own and evolve the department P&L review packs to ensure efficient and timely distribution
  • Be an integral part of the Head office budgeting process which includes:
    • Consolidating department budgets and comparing them against year to date costs to understand variances and the reason for them
  • Ad-hoc requests for information from the Finance Director and Senior Management
  • Main point of contact for Heads of Department
  • Assist with the Year-end Financial audit

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be smart, confident, and vocal, while being able to manage differing priorities. They must be able to communicate well with non-financial individuals on financial matters.

In addition, we are also looking for the following:

  • Minimum 12 months experience in a similar role
  • Full knowledge and understanding of accruals and prepayments is essential
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Confident, meticulous, precise, self-starter, professional