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Management Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
England, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
Market rate
Closing date
27 Oct 2023

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Management Accountant - Retail Sector - 12 months contract

Are you an experienced management accountant looking for a new challenge in the retail sector? Do you have strong analytical and communication skills, as well as a keen eye for detail? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!
My client is a leading retailer within their space across the UK and internationally, offering a wide range of products and services to our customers. They are looking for a management accountant on a 12-month contract to join the finance team and support our business growth and profitability.

As a management accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and analysing monthly management accounts, budgets, forecasts, and variance reports
  • Providing financial insight and advice to senior management and stakeholders
  • Developing and maintaining financial models and systems
  • Ensuring compliance with accounting standards, policies, and procedures
  • Supporting internal and external audits and tax compliance
  • Working collaboratively with other departments and functions

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent)
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in management accounting, preferably in the retail sector
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

We offer:

  • A competitive salary in the range of £45,000 to £55,000 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications
  • A hybrid working arrangement, with the option to work from home or from our office in Cheltenham
  • A generous benefits package, including pension, bonus, health insurance, and staff discount
  • A supportive and friendly work environment, with opportunities for learning and development

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