Management Accountant Tewkesbury, United Kingdom Up to 45000

Management Accountant

Location: Tewkesbury, United Kingdom |
Salary: Up to 45000 |
Posted: 2 Feb 2024 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Fixed Term |
Reference: 9261

Job Title: Management Accountant
12 month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Tewkesbury – hybrid 2-3 days per week in office

Main purpose of the role:

  • Prepare monthly management accounts and variance analysis for a portfolio of contracts or business divisions
  • Assist with forecasts and budgets for a portfolio of contracts or business
  • Support the Business with appropriate MI and financial analysis

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare monthly management accounts and variance analysis for a portfolio of contracts or business.
  • Working closely with the Head of Finance and Operations team, assist in the preparation of monthly rolling forecasts and risks and opportunities schedule.
  • Ensure appropriate action is being taken to mitigate risks and deliver opportunities.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis to support the business.
  • Assist with internal reporting to Region and external client reporting requirements.
  • Detailed review of aged debt and accrued income to ensure Group policy on provisioning is being adhered to and to ensure business is taking action to maximise cash flow
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the contract portfolio. Ensure that judgements made are robust, supportable and will pass audit.
  • Attend business meetings with the Finance Manager and provide appropriate challenge in order to build knowledge and identify areas of risk
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring sufficient evidence available for audit.
  • Liaise with Group internal audit and external auditors, ensuring audit deliverables and queries resolved in a timely manner.
  • Review financial controls and processes used by the business.
  • Apply Financial Standards where appropriate, ensure relevant balance sheet accounts are well maintained and properly controlled

Job Holder Specification:
Competencies / Personal Requirements:

  • Part/Newly Qualified or QBE - Experienced accountant who has a substantial business background.
  • Demonstrable contract accounting experience
  • Advanced Excel/Google sheet skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to win the respect and trust of colleagues and customers
  • Systems literacy: ability to harness IT systems to provide and improve MI
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple projects under pressure
  • Drive and enthusiasm to succeed as part of a team and deliver outstanding results. An ability to motivate others to be successful.
  • Highly conscientious and self-motivated with a flexible approach to demands of the role
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and presentation skills
  • Strong ethical and professional values
  • Attention to detail, this is a small team where the individual will need to be hands on.

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