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Management Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Colchester, England, Essex
GBP40000.0 - GBP45000.0 per annum + £40,000 - £45,000
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details

Management Accountant
Summary: We are looking for a Management Accountant to join our dynamic and growing team. You will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations and reporting of our a specific area of our team, which provides innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients. You will work closely with the divisional leader and the central finance team to ensure accurate and timely financial information, as well as supporting the strategic planning and decision making of the business. You will also have the opportunity to progress to a financial controller role as the division expands.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and analyse monthly management accounts and financial statements
  • Reconcile and maintain the financial records and ledgers of the division
  • Monitor and report on the performance and profitability of the projects and contracts
  • Assist with the preparation and review of budgets, forecasts and cash flow projections
  • Support the divisional leader with new business proposals and tenders
  • Manage the stock and inventory processes and ensure proper valuation and tracking
  • Supervise the customer and supplier ledger activities and ensure timely invoicing and payments
  • Perform daily bank reconciliations and cash management
  • Provide backup and support for the central finance team as needed
  • Manage the invoice approval system and ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Perform any other adhoc tasks as required by the business Key Skills
  • Part qualified or qualified by experience in CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
  • At least two years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in Xero and Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organised and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to challenge and improve existing processes and systems
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Good team player and collaborator
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively


  • Hours 08:30 to 17:00 (37.5 hours a week). They are a business who work better together so no hybrid or flex
  • 25 days holiday plus bh
  • 8% pension
  • Life Assurance x 4
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • They are looking at putting a performance bonus scheme into this business too.

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