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Management Accountant – Marketing Agency

Great opportunity for a Management Accountant at this West/Central London Marketing Agency

Salary c£46-50k + Excellent Benefits

Overall purpose

Ensure the timely and accurate production of management information to the Financial Controller (FC). Overall responsibility for bank dealings. Liaise with HR/Staffing Team regarding payroll and pensions to ensure that the monthly and weekly payroll is correct.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Management & External Reporting

  • Produce detailed monthly Management Information Packs with Financial Controller (FC). Export draft figures from Paprika and input into the Management Accounts template. Analyse P&L accounts and reconcile balance sheet items including:
  • Overseeing maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Reconcile aged debtors and aged creditors
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Review and post overhead prepayments and accruals, along with any adjustments
  • Input office wage journal and reconcile net wage and PAYE control accounts
  • Reconcile finance leases
  • Preparation, submission and payment of VAT/Corporation Tax
  • Variance Analysis of overheads
  • Monthly balance sheet reconcilations
  • Maintain books and records to audit standard and prepare statutory reports for external auditors (annually).
  • Work with the FC, compile and monitor the annual internal budget and meet with cost budget holders on a monthly basis to monitor overhead expenditure and make cost saving recommendations. Be the “go to” person for financial queries and advice for cost centre managers.
  • Manage Paprika set up and develop to improve management reporting. Allocate user licences and work with direct reports to ensure Paprika training is provided to the appropriate level.
  • Maintain cash flow forecasts and oversee debt collection. Ensure sufficient working capital levels are maintained.
  • Provide information to trade bodies, The Office for National Statistics and Companies House.
  • Assist the FC & FD with approving client costings and job maintenance where necessary
  • Assist the FC with WIP reviews where necessary
  • Ensure the FC and FD are made aware of relevant issues/internal control weaknesses.
  • Carry out any other duties and analysis as directed by the FC and FD.

  • Payroll Duties
  • Work with the HR department to ensure that all payroll payments and deductions are correct, inputted into Sage Payroll and reconciled in Paprika on a timely basis.
  • Provide financial payroll support to Staffing to ensure the Weekly payroll is accurate and submitted on a timely basis.
  • Run the monthly and weekly payroll and submit the pensions in a timely manner.

Personal Skills Required:

Attitude and Approach

  • A real problem solver with the ability to recommend alternative ways of working and streamline the current finance processes
  • A can do attitude, sense of humour and good communication skills
  • Flexible, proactive and approachable
  • Plan and organise your work effectively
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Confident decision maker

Team Working

  • Reporting directly in to the FC
  • 1 Direct Report, Purchase Ledger Controller
  • Being able to work within a team
  • Development of team members

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Newly qualified, part qualified accountant or equivalent experience
  • Industry experience
  • Advanced level Excel
  • Knowledge of Paprika advantageous
  • Knowledge of Sage Payroll
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