Management Accountant (9 Month Fixed-term Contract)

Location:
Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
Department:
Finance

We're looking for a Management Accountant to join our team, reporting to the Finance Director. In this role, you'll hold responsibility for providing Business Units and the Finance team with month-end financials and supporting analysis, commentary and insight. 
This role will be a 9 month fixed-term contract with a possibility of extension. We operate a hybrid working environment, with some time spent working from home and some time spent in our Stratford-Upon-Avon office.


What that means day to day

What you’ll need to be successful

  • Provide timely and effective financial performance reporting and insight, underpinned by robust controls and processes  
  • Provision of advice, information and guidance regarding management accounting matters to senior management throughout the business
  • Ownership of analysis and insight for key business units, including monthly reporting packs
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required, including a focus on process improvements and automation, together with Budgeting and Forecasting support 
  • Month end results production, including journal posting and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Analysis and commentary on business performance (financial and KPI) including commercial analysis and profitability reviews
  • Experience with product level balance sheet items including accrued and deferred income, bad debt, accruals and prepayments 
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel (familiar with complex formulas and data manipulation methods)   
  • Part or Recently qualified Accountant (open to ACA or ACCA or CIMA)
  • Self-motivated, resilient and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Analytical and commercially astute
  • Thorough, persistent & consistent
  • Proactive approach with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong communication skills and ability to convey information to key stakeholders  
  • Target orientated, a sense of humour and a desire to succeed
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach

Desirable

What you’ll get in return

  • Experience gained in a dynamic and acquisitive services business; ideally private equity owned 
  • Ability to work well under tight timelines and to meet deadlines 
  • Degree level education (non-specified)
  • Experience with accounting systems (ideally MS Dynamics AX package)  

FOR THE HERE AND NOW – We provide a mature and flexible ‘work your way’ culture, generous holiday allowance, enhanced family friendly leave (regardless of gender), an employee assistance programme, 24-hour online GP, gym discounts, cover for a variety of healthcare, dental, optical and wellbeing treatments/services, a cycle to work scheme and paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell.


FOR FUN – You spend a significant percentage of your time with your colleagues (and what a great bunch of people they are!) and it’s important to us that everyone contributes to an environment that is positive and full of laughs. We’ve always got something going on, from charity events and competitions to recognition events and awards and we encourage our teams to get involved and have fun along the way.


FOR THE FUTURE – To set you up for later on in life, we provide an enhanced pension scheme with generous employer contributions and a life assurance policy for peace of mind. We offer a plethora of development resources and support, to support you as you develop your career with us. Last year alone we filled nearly 30% of our roles with internal candidates (which equates to almost 50 people being promoted!) 


Sound interesting so far?


What you can expect if you apply:


  • A response to your application within 15 working days
  • An interview process consisting of:
  • An initial discovery call with the recruiter
  • A first stage interview via Microsoft Teams 
  • Additional interview (likely face to face) with the stakeholders you’ll be working with closely in the role


We’re keen to ensure our hiring process allows you to be at your best, so if you need us to make any adjustments, please just let us know.

TAGS

  • Reporting To: Matt Beathe
  • Employment Type: fixed_term_full_time