Management Accountant

Posted 27 May 2022
Salary£40000 - £45000 per annum
LocationTrafford Park
DisciplineQualified Finance
ReferenceLS/36105/MA
Contact NameLinzie Strickland

Job description

Axon Moore are working with a well established logistics business who have a need for Management Accountant on a temp to perm basis. Reporting into the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for the line management of a small team, plus supporting the business to ensure end to end Management Accounts are produced in a timely manner.

Job Description:
  • Support in managing and developing 5 direct reports
  • Ensuring completeness of monthly fee invoicing, prepared on a timely basis in the most efficient manner possible
  • Production of accurate and timely management accounts
  • Ensuring all balance sheet reconciliations are carried out monthly including supplier statement reconciliations and the fixed asset register
  • Analysis of P&L’s versus budget, prior periods and prior year
  • Liaison with both client and suppliers to resolve queries and answer ad hoc requests
  • Improving the current finance processes and procedures, and constantly seeking efficiencies
  • Prepare year end reporting information for annual external audit purposes
  • Cash flow management taking into account key supplier payment processes and managing payment runs
  • Liaison with credit control function to ensure timely collection of fee invoicing
  • Support the commercial accountant in the production of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Liaison with the commercial team, the depot operational teams and the Commercial Accountant to highlight opportunities for increasing client profitability including active management of all cost areas
  • Ad hoc projects including financial analysis to support business decision making
Person Specification:
  • Qualified Accountant or QBE
  • Experience of 3PL/logistics or comparable business, including dealing directly with depot operational teams is preferential
  • Experience of managing direct reports is preferential
  • Experience of making improvements and changes in a fast moving environment which enhances profitability and the quality of management reporting
  • An inquisitive, pro-active, problem solving nature is critical as is a drive for continuous improvement
  • Strong organisational skills with disciplined focus on task completion to be able to manage themselves and the team through all reporting cycles
  • Must be flexible and pragmatic in order to manage competing priorities to successful conclusion
  • Comfortable liaising with all levels of the business both inside and outside Finance, and external stakeholders
  • A team player, who can also work effectively independently, whilst leading their team to successful outcomes
  • Excellent attention to detail, whilst also capable of understanding the bigger picture
  • Strong excel skills in order to manage large volumes of data from current system