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Management Accountant

Job Title: Management Accountant
Contract Type: temporary
Location: Finchley, London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
REF: MTF14945_1563275833
Contact Name: Matt Funge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Management Accountant
Finchley, North London
£45,000 - £50,000 (Temporary to Permanent)

Our client, a nationwide healthcare company currently experiencing exceptionally high growth, is looking for an experienced, reliable and proactive Management Accountant to immediately assist the existing Finance team. The role is initially on an interim basis with a view to a future permanent position.

Job purpose
This role will provide valuable support to the Financial Controller and Financial Director, giving good visibility to senior figures, by contributing to the delivery of monthly management accounts against important deadlines across a number of different areas of the business. The position will include all day-to-day accounting tasks such as income and expense tracking, regular accurate balance sheet reconciliation, and production of detailed reports when required. The group plans to acquire further businesses going forward, and the Management Accountant will be involved in the integration of these.

Key responsibilities
* Working closely with the Financial Controller and Finance Director to produce regular financial reports and KPIs
* Maintaining excellent relationships with other members of the finance team
* The production of management accounts (profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow statement) in Excel from Sage 200 accounting records and internal schedules for the management information pack. Writing high quality commentaries on management accounts highlighting key variances, trends and concerns
* Maintaining and using financial schedules to ensure revenue and expenses are properly and accurately reflected in the management accounts
* Reconciling certain general ledger accounts and taking responsibilities for the general ledger accounts
* Producing a financial pack for the auditors every year end. Liaising extensively with the auditors to answer their detailed queries. Checking that the draft statutory accounts reflect the general ledgers. After the year end, adjusting the management accounts to reflect the agreed posted adjustments
* Raising and booking appropriate accounting entries to the general ledgers. Adopting a proactive approach to ensure the group meets all current accounting standards
* Liaising with other members of the finance team to resolve issues and ensure the management accounts reflect the underlying business
* Producing high quality and relevant financial reports and circulating on a timely basis
* Assisting the Financial Controller and Finance Director with the integration of new businesses. Working on ad hoc reports for banks and investors
* A limited amount of internal audit testing for ISO compliance work

Key relationships
* Financial Controller
* Finance Director

Knowledge & experience
* Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA (part qualified also considered)
* Corporate finance experience - interactions with Finance Director etc.
* SAGE Line 200
* Excellent accounting skills - bookkeeping, payroll, sales and purchase ledger functions
* Computer literate: Advanced on Microsoft Excel, good on Microsoft Word
* Strong communicator
* Can work under pressure and meet deadlines
* Strong work ethic, reliable and with a proactive mind-set

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.