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Management Accountant

Posted: 17/08/18
Recruiter:Future Plc
Reference:TF3114798
Type:Permanent
Salary:Competitive
Location:Bath
Description:

This is a vital role within the Finance team, leading the accounting for the Events team. It includes significant exposure to the Group FC, CFO and members of the Executive Leadership Team. The Events function is growing significantly with recent acquisitions and we are looking for a driven individual to develop new processes and implement best practice across the new and existing areas of Future, in a constantly evolving environment.

Working within the management accounts team to prepare and provide financial information for commercial Managing Directors and senior management the role primarily focuses on monthly reporting, but will include various ad hoc projects. You will report directly to the Finance Manager, possess well developed excel skills and be responsible for reviewing and improving process improvements in your area. Additionally, you’ll mentor and develop the more junior members of the team.

Key role responsibilities

  • Lead accounting for the Events team
  • Attend financial review meetings with commercial Managing Directors, publishers, senior managers and other executive board members.
  • Provide ad hoc information to commercial and operational managers as required.
  • Review, collate and distribute monthly internal management reports.
  • Review and preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and journal postings to ensure accuracy of monthly results
  • Preparation and review of half-year and year-end group reporting packs and supporting schedules.
  • Line management of Assistant Management Accountant

Essential skills and experience

  • Preferred candidate would be from an industry background with relevant CIMA qualification or equivalent with 4-5 years+ experience.
  • Ability to work with non-financial commercial managers to resolve accounting queries.
  • High attention to detail, self-motivating and ability to use initiative and ability to work effectively as part of team.
  • Strong time management to meet tight reporting deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communications skills – comfortable explaining financial concepts to non-financial managers.
  • Enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ personality who wants to develop themselves and their career.
  • Strong Excel skills and quick to pick up a variety of reporting packages.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of Netsuite ERP system.
  • Experience in the publishing or media industries.

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