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Management Accountant

Michael Page
Fareham, Hampshire, England
GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

The Management Accountant will be responsible for the provision of financial information, analysis and advice to the Board of Directors and the Senior Management Team, and for the day to day operations of the Finance Team.

Client Details

Our client, based in Fareham, are experiencing a huge period of growth, due to a high consumer demand within the manufacturing and production industry. Due to this growth, they are looking to source a Management Accountant, with exposure to consolidation and group operations.


Management Accountant responsibilities include:

  • Managing all accounting operations
  • Coordinating and directing the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • Preparing and publishing timely monthly management accounts and Board pack, to include full variance analysis to budget and forecast
  • Creating monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends and financial forecasts
  • Ensuring all reporting is compliant with statutory law and financial regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with all HMRC requirements
  • Documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Management of the full working capital cycle (13 week cashflow forecasting, optimal utilisation of any debt finance, robust invoicing, credit control and supplier payment processes)
  • Managing the full weekly and monthly payroll processes, including third party deductions
  • Motivating and developing the finance team
  • Managing the external financial audit process and liaising with external personnel as required
  • Contributing fully to the company's financial strategy and decision-making processes
  • Presenting reports and results to senior executives, stakeholders and board members


The successful Management Accountant:

  • Ability to work independently whilst maintaining a supportive, collaborative approach across all business stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to interpret and manipulate large volumes of data
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills and the ability to influence at all levels within the business
  • Ability to challenge at all levels with clear and reasoned verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work to conflicting deadlines and effectively prioritise own and team's dynamic workload
  • Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Previous experience in a Financial Controller or Finance Manager role
  • Highly PC literate & skilled with all Microsoft Office Based applications including Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience within the ECO or manufacturing industries
  • Experience of Sage Line 50 Accounting package
  • Professional and positive with high ethical standards.
  • The ability to lead a team and be able to inspire and influence both the finance team and wider business
  • A tenacious and pragmatic approach to get to the root of issues and implement appropriate processes and controls
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making skills in a fast paced, commercial environment

Job Offer

£45k - £50k DoE


Fast growing business with progression opportunities for the successful candidate


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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