Management Accountant

Michael Page
Greater Manchester, England, Salford
GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum + plus benefits
17 Aug 2022
14 Sep 2022
JN -082022-5712161
Chris Ashling
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Full Time

Fantastic opportunity for a newly qual that offers career progression

Client Details

I am working with a growing medical diagnostics business who are opening up new modern offices in Salford and are looking to hire an ambitious Management Accountant into a newly created role that has natural progression to a Finance Manager and beyond. The Group CFO is very passionate about career progression and work life balance. They are the market leader within the UK and are about to secure a new contract which will add another £50m plus in revenue.


The Management Accountant (MA) role will be the most senior hire in their new Manchester office and is part of a team of MAs responsible for the delivery of the integrity of the General Ledgers, sub ledgers and Group reporting. The team's work is centred around the financial reporting calendar set locally by the Board and group-wide. The Management Accounting team plays an important part in ensuring UK group compliance with financial internal controls.

The key responsibilities are

Deliver period end reporting: As part of the Financial Control team, the core objective is to deliver all relevant outputs for the group's reporting calendar for local management and group, including the month end reporting pack (MRP), half-year and annual GRP and associated schedules, Executive and Board packs, and any analysis associated with it.

Monitor and report on compliance with internal controls: The MA is responsible for supporting the SMA and FCs in ensuring
evidentiary compliance with all elements of internal control obligations, such as documented reviews of GL reconciliations, reviews of master data in AX and other systems, and the timely reporting and escalation of any internal control issues.

Manage the General Ledgers and financial statements:

  • Work with the SMA to deliver the allocated accounting of the monthly profit and loss accounts and balance sheets for the group, ensuring consistency and accuracy, identifying any prepayments or accruals required for month end reporting including journaling correcting entries for reallocations when identified.
  • Prepare and document monthly balance sheet reconciliations including backing schedules and relevant breakdowns, having such schedules in an "audit-ready" state at all times. Investigate and clear down any reconciling items in a timely manner and ensure compliance with Sonic Group accounting policies.
  • Contribute to the preparation of quarterly reconciliations to identify transactions that should be recharged between companies within the Group. An understanding of the contractual agreements in place will be required to be able to successfully track and recharge intercompany cross charges.
  • Contribute to the preparation of divisional profit and loss accounts including commentary for reporting to the Board.

Business knowledge: Liaise with staff across the business as necessary to understand any material movements in management accounts compared to budget and document the understanding on a monthly basis in the format of management commentary.

Budgets and forecasts: Contribute to the preparation of the annual budgets and forecasts. Ensure the integrity of reported data linking back to these documents at all

Processes and continuous improvement: The MA should have the overriding objective to constantly review and improve the work done within their portfolio and the team. The MA is expected to identify opportunities for improvement and to assist with streamlining relevant processes and controls.


You will be a newly qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA accountant who has had exposure to producing management accounts, budgeting and forecasting. You will have experience with mentoring and supporting too. You will be ambitious and progressive with aspirations of becoming a Finance Manager or Financial Controller. You will also need to be an excellent communicator both written and verbally. You will also need to be a strong MS Excel user.

Job Offer

You will get a competitive salary of up to £50,000 along with an excellent benefits package that includes a bonus and 23 days holiday plus bank (which increases to 28 days with service). This is a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified accountant to progress their career within an excellent business that is growing and can facilitate your growth. They offer hybrid working and are based in an accessible location with free parking on site.

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