Management Accountant

Axon Moore are currently recruiting for a market leading business based in Manchester who are looking for a Management Accountant to join their team on a temporary to permanent basis
Responsibilities:
• Follow the monthly management accounts process, ensuring that they are prepared in line with agreed deadlines
• Ensure that checks and balances are implemented to ensure that the accounts are robust and accurate
• Working with the Group Finance Manager to ensure that the accounts are prepared in accordance with relevant accounting standards and that any changes are reflected in a timely fashion
• Prepare accruals, prepayments and provisions and maintain a detailed audit log of all manual entries including explanations and sign-off
• Prepare variance analysis against budget with supporting commentary.
• Maintain balance sheet reconciliations to the agreed timetable ensuring that all discrepancies are identified and investigated, including working with wider finance teams to review existing processes where necessary
• Support the budgeting and forecasting processes for the Group that is led by the FP&A team
• Support Head Office functions through regular reviews of costs ensuring any queries are dealt with quickly
• Prepare both the Senior Finance Team and Heads of Department for key internal and external meetings including quarterly business reviews with the Board
• Coach and develop junior members of the team
• Attend meetings as a representative of the management accounts team ensuring the Group Finance Manager is kept up to date with any relevant developments discussed
• Ensure that all work is performed in a consistent manner and that support for each other including holiday / absence cover is in place
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in the wider Finance team and across the Group
• Assist with the annual audit process and the production of the statutory accounts for the Group

Person Specification:
• Immediately available/available on short notice
• Ideally qualified, may consider part qualified
• Intermediate excel skills
• Team player who is self-motivated and pro-active in approach
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, ensuring deadlines are met


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