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Management Accountant – Salary up to £45,000 – VFR2961

Role: Management Accountant – Finalist or Qualified

Sector: Creative Consultancy

Location: Hoxton Station, London

Full-time: Hybrid – 2/3 days working from home

Reporting to: Head of Finance

Salary up to £45,000 + Study Support

Ref: VFR2961

VisionFR is delighted to be assisting a highly successful creative consultancy, part of a fun growing network. The Management Accountant will be an integral part of the finance team and directly works with key stakeholders. You will be on the journey to becoming a fab Finance Manager and ideally full qualified or a finalist with only a couple of exams left to pass. You will be good at Revenue Recognition and commercial aspects of the business together with running the full month end process and delivery of the management account pack including full variance analysis.

Key Responsibilities for Management Accountant Role:

Management Accounting:

  • Managing the month end and management account preparation process to meet completion deadlines
  • Review ledger postings, accruals and prepayments to ensure accurately reporting monthly performance
  • Revenue recognition – work with Commercial Operations Director to ensure the correct revenue has been allocated to the correct period based on tasks complete
  • Complete submission of monthly figures to Group
  • Prepare monthly management reporting pack, to include P&L and balance sheet
  • Provide full variance analysis of management accounts to budget/forecast
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of subsidiary accounts with local accounting firms

Cash Management:

  • Prepare detailed fortnightly cashflow forecast
  • Work with Assistant Management Accountant to ensure all inflows and outflows are being incorporated into cashflow forecast
  • Manage treasury accordingly and inform HoF of how we are tracking, noting any significant movements expected over the next 3 months

Financial Accounting:

  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns
  • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts (salary control, pensions, PAYE, NI, etc.)
  • Support preparation of documentation required for year-end audit
  • Liaise with external auditors on matters regarding year-end audit

Commercial Finance:

  • Assist in preparation of annual budget and quarterly re-forecasts
  • Analyse timesheet information provided by Project Management, to determine employee utilisation
  • Monitor and report profitability, by department and product, preparing reports for senior management
  • Work with the HoF to review existing and new product pricing and evaluate client fee costings

Financial Stewardship and Systems:

  • Ensure the team provides high quality, accurate and timely finance information to the business
  • Identify immediate and longer-term areas for financial and operational efficiency, working with the HoF and relevant department heads to formulate action plans and where necessary reporting to SLT
  • Nurture working relationships across the business to ensure the finance team have the correct data to report the most accurate and up-to-date information to directors
  • Manage Paprika system, staying aware of platform developments to identify improvements and efficiencies that benefit the business
  • Train all team members on Paprika including existing team members and new starters as and when required

Essential skills and experience for Management Accountant Role:

  • A finalist accountant (CIMA, ACCA or CPA)
  • Project management software a must
  • Full management accounts experience essential
  • Previous experience working in strategic / creative / marketing agency
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good Excel skills essential

VisionFR is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and recruitment and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Due to the high level of applications being received if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion, usually due to other candidates having more relevant sector exposure, qualifications or required skills. We thank you for your interest.

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