My client, an international organisation has undergone an intense period of change that has now resulted in the need for this newly created role. As a qualified accountant, with good academics you will play a key role is supporting a dynamic Finance Director and team in preparing the quarterly management accounts, assisting in updating the Standard Costs, and assisting in overall improvement of the current controls and processes.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
Preparation of quarterly management accounts
Preparation of monthly operating statement
Review of basic journals prepared by accounts assistants
Monthly stock reconciliation
Liaising and challenge of Dept Heads wrt. Overhead costs
Input and challenge of Budget/Re-forecast assumptions around costs (twice per annum)
Assist the FD with process improvement – in particular to that around stock reconciliation between Finance and Sales systems, DA’s, unprocessed GRNS etc.
Assist the FD with coordinating and collating information from an annual audit
Assist with developing a process for reviewing/challenging the accuracy of Standard Costs with the aim of moving this to a quarterly review.
Dealing with Queries and other ad-hoc work from other areas of the business
Quick learner with a can-do attitude
Good eye for detail
The ability to communicate effectively with other departments and service providers
Able to work to deadlines
Strong analytical ability
Previous management/supervisory experience preferred but not essential
Qualified accountant (ACA/CA/CIMA ) essential
This position would suit an ambitous accountant who wants to work in a dynamic busy environment.