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Senior Management Accountant

Location: Bath, United Kingdom

Reference: RS835

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Type: Permanent, full-time

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If you are keen to work for a business which is already achieving ambitious acquisition/growth plans, both in the UK and EU, and are a qualified and experienced Senior Management Accountant then this position may be ideal for you.

You will be joining the EU division of the company at a time of expansion and welcomed into a newly created centralised finance function.  You will take a lead role in integrating newly acquired businesses into the group Management Accounting process.  You will achieve this by working closely with accounts controllers within the new business in order to gather the required financial data and set up procedures/processes moving forward.

You will take ownership of the production of monthly management accounts packs (to include elements such as a P&L, Balancesheet and variance reporting) and associated reconciliations and financial performance indicators.

You will need to be happy liaising with individual business managers based across the EU, answering queries and discussing finance related issues.


An outline of some duties are below:

·         Owning specific business unit P&Ls and producing their monthly management accounts to a high level of accuracy
·         Providing clear and actionable P&L explanation and commentary to the business unit Business Support Managers, or equivalent, each month
·         Tasks will include sales reconciliation work, journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
·         To deliver a comprehensively reconciled balance sheet pack each month
·         Dealing with business unit queries via the Local Finance and/or Business Support Manager teams, regarding their results, providing support to clear reconciliation and assist them with process adherence  
·         Working with the team to ensure current processes are efficient and fit for purpose, and to help identify areas for efficiency gains to support the next phase of growth
·         Completion of audit files and a clean audit report as it relates to the relevant areas of responsibility
·         Quickly acquiring in-depth knowledge of current end-to-end accounting and reporting processes and systems.
·         Being proactive in issue identification and resolution, including identification of profit opportunities and accruals
·         Assist with Europe consolidation tasks and monthly Operational Pack reporting
·         Any other tasks as required


Due to the busy nature of this role, current or previous experience of production of multi site Management Accounts would enable the new person to be up and running quickly within the team.  Some exposure to integrating acquired businesses into a shared finance function or EU languages skills would be beneficial but not essential.

An interest in process improvement and increased efficiencies would be of value within this role as the business remains set for continued growth and increased revenue/profit.

Advanced Excel skills will be required for reporting and due to a recent implementation experience of Open Accounts of benefit.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/Degree) with several years post qualification experience, a questioning mind, enjoy working in a busy and constantly changing environment and we happy to travel to the EU if required (possible but not regular).

Based in Bath initially, but moving to Bristol in the very near future, this company offers a competitive salary, 25 days holiday, 5% pension and the opportunity to earn an annual bonus.


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