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Management Accountant Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Management Accountant

Location: M&H Plastics, London Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TS

Job Purpose:

  • Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts within deadline.

Responsibilities:

    • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts to deadlines, including
      • Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and variance analysis
      • Monthly KPI and trend Analysis
      • Organisation and review of periodic stocktakes
      • Maintaining the company’s Fixed Asset Register and analysing capex spend
      • Reporting of monthly results into the Group Reporting software (Cognos), including preparation and submission of supportive information, especially around half year and year end.
    • Supporting the year-end audit process, preparing information for external auditors
    • Preparation of rolling cash flow forecasts
    • Supporting the budget and re-forecasting process
    • Ad-hoc special reports and analysis
    • Preparation of quarterly Vat Returns and Governmental Statistical Reporting
    • Assistance with Internal Controls Compliance and evolving Internal processes, including working with Group Internal Audit.
    • Assistance in the implementation of a new company ERP system (Navision) and interpretation of manufacturing variances and profitability reporting
    • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post.

Person Specification

Essential qualifications, skills and knowledge:

Selection Criteria Method of candidate assessment
ACCA/CIMA/ACA Qualified/Finalist/Part Qualified Application/Interview
IT – Competence in Windows based work tools, especially Excel Application
Previous Experience (preferably 2 years or more) of monthly Management Accounts preparation-from Trial Balance to Board format for review Application/Interview
The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and at all levels within the Company. Application/Interview
Excellent Communication Skills (with the ability to explain financial data and process to non-Financial colleagues) Interview
Plans and organises own work, ensuring a high level of accuracy in all work undertaken Application form/Interview
Confident in challenging existing practices and looking for continuous improvement in all areas of work Interview
Is able to work as part of a team to achieve team objectives Application form/Interview
Able to respond positively to changing work demands Interview
Takes decisive action to address and react to opportunities and problems in day to day work Application form/Interview
Is conscientious and thorough in all aspects of work responsibilities, with a professional approach Interview
The ability to work on one’s own initiative to achieve objectives and taking responsibility for work/actions undertaken. Has a logical and methodical approach to problem solving/fault finding issues Interview
Ability to listen, and take up new skills Interview
The ability to work under pressure, remaining calm and in control with the ability to meet tight deadlines Interview

Desirable qualifications, skills and knowledge:

Selection Criteria Method of candidate assessment
Understanding of a manufacturing environment, ideally having worked in a standard costing environment, with ERP experience Application/Interview
Previous Experience of preparing Statutory Accounts Application/Interview
Previous Experience of implementation of a new Accounting system Application/Interview
Previous Experience of purchase ledger and credit control Application/Interview

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