Management Accountant - Part or Qualified - Harrogate/Hybrid

Posted 17 March 2023
Salary £40000 - £45000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

This is a fantastic newly created opportunity for a technically strong and commercially astute Management Accountant, to join one of Harrogate's fastest growing businesses!

Established 10 years ago with Head Offices based just outside of Harrogate town centre, the business have experienced phenomenal growth over the last 3 years, and have now become a market leader across the whole of the UK.

As a result of their continued success, the business have restructured and grown their finance function, and as part of that, are now recruiting a brand new role that reporting to the Finance Manager, will have responsibility for the ownership and detailed analysis of the monthly and annual management accounts.

**The role would be ideally suited to a part or fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) accountant with excellent communication skills, accuracy, commercial acumen, efficiency, and an eye for detail**

The business have newly refurbished offices based in Harrogate, with on site parking and close to the train station, but they offer permanent hybrid working, with the option to work two days a week from home!

Key duties of this role will include:
  • Lead on accruals, prepayments, fixed assets, and client-based reconciliations
  • Profit Margin Analysis
  • Produce monthly management accounts for 1st draft review
  • Maintain Balance Sheet reconciliations.
  • Manage Payroll and Expenses process ensuring accurate accounts.
  • Be the primary contact for internal accounting queries for the expanding property portfolio.
  • Use commercial acumen to identify commercial opportunities
  • Analyse key variances that drive movements in the financial accounts and make recommendations.
  • Support in the review, analysis, and production of the annual budgets.
  • Identify opportunities for streamlining and improvements ensuring accuracy of numbers.
  • Assist in monitoring of KPI targets for the team and produce action plans.
  • Support the Assistant Management Accountants in the development of their knowledge and skills.
  • Encourage innovation within the finance team on reporting techniques and process efficiencies.
  • Maintain and build key relationships with stakeholders across the business.
  • Monthly meetings with Operational team to understand the cost drivers within the business, gain an understanding of potential savings and challenge any overspend.
  • Support with the annual external audit.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be actively studying towards ACCA/CIMA or be fully qualified - Essential
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience in management accounts - Essential
  • Have advanced knowledge of MS Excel - Essential
  • Have experience in designing and implementing automated reports/processes - Desirable

What's on offer?
  • Full study package for ACA/ACCA/CIMA (if required)
  • Hybrid working (3 days in the office)
  • Flexible start/finish times
  • On site parking/close to train station
  • Company pension
  • Clear and structured progression opportunity