Management Accountant

Job Title: Management Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Camden, London
Salary: £350 - £375 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 Months
REF: TR899_1562236225
Contact Name: Rahela Begum
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant for a Global advertising company.

To support the Head of Finance with the preparation of management accounts and relevant schedules, and improvement of processes, systems and reporting across:

· Maintaining accurate and up-to-date accounts in the finance system

· Preparation of management accounts and supporting schedules (actuals and forecast) - encompassing full balance sheet and P&L

· Detailed submission of actuals and forecast into the group reporting system (SAP) for group consolidation purposes

· Ensuring best practice reconciliations and checks, efficient processes, and automation of reporting is in place where possible to maximise efficiencies and minimise margin of error.

· Ensuring strong financial controls are maintained across the business.

· Reviewing AP, AR, and petty cash schedules produced by other members of the team, and supporting them in process and reporting improvements.

· Processing and reconciliation of intercompany transactions and balances.

· Assisting with the review of finance system setup and processes, including source data.

· Treasury management and cash flow reporting - inclusive of net working capital management, and a rolling weekly cash flow forecast.

· Royalty reporting processes relating to month end (revenue and associated participant costs).

· Support with the rollout of group initiatives regarding processes, systems and reporting changes.

· Other ad hoc work that may arise.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

Attributes and Behaviours:

· This role requires a confident and proactive person who is highly organised, and able to use their initiative and prioritisation skills to deal with challenging situations and regular deadlines

· Must be proactive and able to get up to speed quickly

· Takes personal responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work

· Willingness to get involved at a detailed level, but also able to step back and see the bigger picture

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

· Qualified accountant with minimum 2-5 years' post-qualified experience - either CIMA, ACCA or ACA

· Excellent numeracy skills

· Good attention to detail

· Preparation of management accounts and statutory reporting

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; initiative to come up with and implement process and reporting improvements

· Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables and advanced formulas i.e. building nested functions). Financial modelling experience would be an advantage.

· Excellent interpersonal skills for supporting and troubleshooting with other members of the finance function and other departments

· Ability to cope in a busy and demanding work environment with regular and conflicting deadlines

· Previous experience of the PMI and SAP systems desirable but not essential

· Experience of working within the media industry is preferred; royalties knowledge an advantage

· May be required to work additional hours or flexibly during busy periods, notably month end

Knowledge / Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA) with 2-5 years post-qualified experience