Management Accountant - 12 month FTC

Job Title: Management Accountant - 12 month FTC
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14100238/001_1594391017
Contact Name: Jack Birch
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 10, 2020 15:23

Job Description

Working closely with the local Finance lead, this role combines management and financial accounting work along with commercial elements, interacting with the wider business to best ensure accuracy and rigour in the accounts and reporting

Client Details

Our client operate in the engineering/manufacturing sector and are part of a wider Group


Key responsibilities will include

  • Preparation of accurate and timely financial and management reports, including:
    • Annual Budget and periodic Forecasts
    • Monthly management accounts
    • Monthly and Quarterly reporting packs in line with company and group requirements
    • Financial, commercial and project analysis to support the business
    • Annual audit files and statutory accounts
  • Implementing effective controls, business performance measures and financial planning
  • Strong financial accounting skills to oversee monthly balance sheet reconciliation preparation
  • Ensuring transactions are correctly posted within the balance sheet and P&L's in accordance with the correct accounting treatment and standards
  • Business partnering to ensure key business drivers are understood by the wider business and actions taken to improve business performance
  • Assisting with month-end and year-end close processes
  • Involvement in the audit process, delegating tasks as needed to the wider team
  • Preparation of Corporation tax schedules and VAT returns
  • Liaising and working with the internal stakeholders to ensure effective and timely resolution of any issues


The successful candidate will:

  • Be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA/equivalent)
  • Be technically strong, with a high level of financial and management accounting expertise essential
  • Experience with inventory accounting an advantage - knowledge around stock and WIP accounting particularly
  • Possess strong analysis skills and the tenacity to get to the answers
  • Be fully conversant with UK GAAP, with IFRS knowledge desirable
  • Demonstrate experience of strong controls while providing commercial and financial support to a senior management team
  • Have the ability to quickly adapt to a complex operating environment and engender confidence through involvement with department heads, senior management and financial staff
  • Be a confident individual with strong communication skills
  • Have systems proficiency in Excel and general accounting and reporting software (Sage based systems experience advantageous)

Job Offer

Our client are offering the opportunity to join their successful organisation on a 12 month contract with competitive salary and benefits, with a short to immediate start date