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Management Accountant


Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by CV-Library

Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£40k - £40k Annual
Reporting to the CEO the main responsibility in the role of Management Accountant is for the preparation of monthly management accounts and the group reporting pack. They will also be responsible for the provision of proactive accounting support to the operational and commercial teams, general cost control/management for the entire business; and responsibility for the integrity of the balance sheet. They will prepare monthly profit and cash forecasts and annual budgets.

The Management Accountant role will involve working closely with the CEO and will provide additional financial support to the operational and commercial teams.

Duties for the Management Accountant:

* To maintain the highest standards of accounting integrity, ensuring that monthly management accounts comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice in the UK (UK GAAP) accounting standards and group accounting policies

* To manage the preparation of monthly management accounts, short-term forecasts and budgets in line with group reporting requirements and group reporting deadlines

* To prepare financial analysis and commentary for inclusion in the monthly management report, including collation and review of other report sections

* To regularly review and periodically update standard product costs

* To be responsible for setting standard costs of new products, in conjunction with the engineering department

* To obtain, interpret and analyse data and take a proactive role in helping the senior leadership team understand financial information

* To analyse and understand key trends for orders, sales, profit and cash, highlighting key issues and variances from budget and/or forecast for the senior leadership team

* To prepare ‘bridges’/analysis highlighting key movements between actual and budget/forecast

* To manage project data appropriately within the business system to ensure data integrity is maintained and financial results are prepared in line with UK GAAP and group policies

* To identify improvement initiatives within the business to improve profitability and cash flow focussing on aged debtors, cash collections and general cost control

* To have full responsibility for balance sheet reconciliations

* To have responsibility for year-end processes including ensuring year end stock counts are carried out appropriately and that inventory is valued appropriately on the balance sheet

* To liaise with the external auditors and tax advisors and to provide disclosure packs and tax analysis

* To submit and have responsibility for other monthly group reporting requirements including UK monthly VAT submissions

* To prepare financial data required for the Group insurance renewal – annual renewal

* To provide assistance to the in-house team with regard to the implementation of the new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system (IFS) and take responsibility for the financial aspects of the new ERP system

* To carry out any other duties not listed above as may reasonably be expected including but not limited to, ad hoc project work, review of slow moving stocks, general cost analysis to help drive continuous financial improvement, financial modelling scenarios

* To work in a safe manner; driving positive behaviour and leading by example with regard to the company’s health, safety and environmental policies

The person needed for the Management Accountant role:

To succeed in this Management Accountant role applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant accounting experience, preferably in an operational environment. They must have strong technical accounting knowledge, practical experience of standard costing is preferred.

The successful candidate for the Management Accountant rolee should be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills combined with an organised and analytical approach to work activities with strong attention to detail. They will have the ability to identify and articulate trends or issues and evaluate solutions. Good communications skills, both written and verbal are also essential together with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

Hours of work will be 38.75 per week

Reference: 214951213

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