Posted: Posted 8 days ago

Management Accountant

Salford Quays, Manchester

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

Why is this role key to our business?

Core Finance is the heartbeat of financial record preparation through the processing of financial transactions, application of accounting standards and preparation of month end reports.  We work closely with our Finance Business Partners to provide insightful financial analysis and ensure an accurate and timely financial position.

Management Accountant's are a critical part of the team, providing the results and analysis for the overall product area.  As a qualified accountant or highly experienced in the field of finance, you will be responsible for preparation and reviewing month end results, including balance sheet control and P&L analysis.  You will lead on product area result production and are the first line of analysis and review, providing valuable support to the finance business partners.  The role is key in understanding business performance and allowing the organisation to make quality informed decisions.

As a Management Accountant you will support and mentor our Assistant Management Accountants through there development and studies, providing you with an opportunity to hone your management experience for your future careers.

You will possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, with a high level of attention to detail, enabling the preparation of high-quality management accounts and insight into business performance.   Through your work you will be responsible for identifying areas of process improvement and working with the Finance Managers design improvement and ensure new processes are implement that enhance controls, reduce manual intervention and drive departmental efficiencies.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll join a fast-paced, dynamic and innovative environment where collaboration is the norm and development opportunities are everywhere.  We want to help you to do your best work and have your biggest impact. We will support you through your personal development as you progress your career as a qualified accountant, developing your, communication and influencing skills and creating networking opportunities. We also offer flexible working to allow you to work dynamically and balance your work life commitments.

This is what the day to day (or month to month as an accountant!) will look like?

  • Build trusted, key stakeholder relationships, proactively seek business and product knowledge to contextualise understanding and analysis, and owning problems to promptly identify and implement solutions;

  • Demonstrate commercial awareness through the insight you provide around how the financials relate to the business performance and act as the subject matter expert on your product area;

  • Develop a team of Assistant Management Accountants through the review, coaching, support and challenge that you provide through the delivery of the financial results;

  • Prepare, reconcile and review balance sheet accounts demonstrating a full understanding, to raise corrective journals where necessary and highlighting risks and opportunities;

  • Manage and contribute to the production of accurate and timely monthly management accounts for the product area in accordance with up to date accounting regulation;

  • Consolidate, analyse and review trends and variances across the product financial statements, interlinking non-financial data with financial data, to interpret business performance and aid business understanding for decision making; 

  • Lead the presentation of month end product reviews and act as the key point of contact with finance business partners to concisely articulate financial results and analysis;

  • Facilitate and close business queries on management accounts in a prompt and efficient manner;

  • Support the business with internal and external audit reviews, dealing with queries and assisting auditors with the review process in a timely manner;

  • Enhance the control framework of the business through the identification, adoption and embedment of new processes and controls to prevent accounting errors;

  • Champion change by highlighting, designing and implementing changes that drive process efficiencies and effectiveness.

Must have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a finance role.

  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Takes accountability for team delivery

  • Ability to prioritise workload and deliver to tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical and process skills, demonstrating attention to detail

  • Advanced Excel Skills

  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge

  • Positive Can-do Attitude to work

Great to have:

  • Accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)

  • Highly organised and flexible to change

  • Mentoring and coaching experience

  • Process improvement experience

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.

Does this job look right for you? Want to work your way?

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