Management Accountant - Bracknell

£35,000 - £37,000 plus benefits
Ref: 153 Date Posted: Monday 17 Jan 2022
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An experienced Management Accountant is required with responsibility for providing month end, budgeting, financial analysis and support for Cost Centre managers within the European head office of this global brand.

Main Responsibilities:

Cost Centre Support:

  • Provide direct cost centre support to Logistics and Marketing teams.
  • Line Management of the Department Undergraduate, who is in charge of supporting all the other cost centres.
  • Full ownership for delivering month end process ensuring accurate results, analysing variances against budget, reporting of variances to senior management by cost centre and spend type.
  • Support cost centre managers with the creation of operational budgets, the reforecast processes for quarterly budgets, and longer-term forecasting and planning. Providing timely submissions to global head office.
  • Update process documentation and ensure streamlined processes, generating efficiencies where possible

Assisting Commercial Accountants:

  • Support the production of monthly results across the business divisions.
  • Ensuring all system entries are completed accurately and within the given deadlines.
  • Working with the Shared Service Centre to drive data quality and process improvement.
  • Ensure variances to budget are understood and provide commentary where required
  • Support the budget and forecast process across the business divisions
  • Ensure budget submissions are accurate and timely
  • Ensure budget conditions are communicated clearly and understood by the business
  • Provide challenge to the business division where required

Ad Hoc Analysis:

  • Undertake ad hoc analysis and investigations when required
  • To investigate and resolve old vendor balances and invoicing /credit note issues to facilitate the clearing of old vendor accounts
  • To resolve finance related queries
  • To support process improvement and change within Commercial Finance team
  • To support ongoing and new projects
  • To provide general support where required within the team.

Qualifications, skills and experience: 

Required

  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Significant Knowledge of and confidence in using SAP
  • The ability and desire to balance differing requirements and priorities to achieve set objectives in strict deadlines.
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience of collaborating with others on projects and tasks to achieve joint objectives.
  • Presenting data analysis, conclusions, or recommendations to stakeholders of all levels.

Desirable

  • Hyperion knowledge
  • Minimum Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working in a European environment
  • IFRS accounting knowledge preferred
  • Experience of dealing with FX calculations on a Pan-E level