Role details

Management Accountant

Milton Keynes   •   £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Management Accountant
  • Blue Chip MK Retailer

About Our Client

FTSE 100 Retailer

Job Description


  • Coordinate, prepare, complete and review month-end deliverables
  • Prepare periodic financial statements
  • Provide explanation for deviations between actual financial result and Budget/Forecast and present to Brand Controller/Brand Director.
  • Review and manage month end provisions.
  • Monthly reconciliation and analysis of Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Provide guidance on compliance with IFRS accounting treatment for specific transactions and decide on most appropriate treatment and actions.

Financial Planning &Analysis

  • Establish key KPI's to monitor financial performance of Brand.
  • Coordinate and prepare annual budgets and five year plans

  • Prepare, develop and analyze key financial information for all areas of Brand to ensure accurate management information is available for making key decisions.
  • Coordinate and prepare detailed monthly forecasts in conjunction with the brands and factories in line with current business splits.
  • Identify and highlight risks and opportunities within the financial forecast.
  • Act as Business Partner for all Brand financial queries and deputise for Brand Controller. Building a network within Brand is essential.
  • Monitor and evaluate all financial information systems and provide system solutions.
  • Cleansing of financial data within financial reporting systems to ensure accuracy of data and analysis.

  • Tailored reporting to the factories based on their individual brand requirements.

    Involvement with Group projects outside of finance where financial expertise is required.
  • Analyse, explain and present to Finance Director and Heads of Finance key variances between cash flow forecast and actuals.

  • Overheads
  • Complete monthly overhead analysis, together with the Brand Controller and the relevant cost centre managers.
  • Challenge any overhead spends with significant variances to forecast or budget.
  • Work with the cost centre managers to ensure overhead budgets are being best utilized and reallocate if necessary.

  • Audits
  • Prepare, complete and review all relevant audit deliverables for 5 external audits (quarterly, interim and year end) and internal audits on a timely basis.
  • Work with auditors to address and challenge audit queries that may arise
  • Build relationships with external auditors and identify efficiencies in the audit process.

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience of preparing, analysing and presenting financial results and performance for a business or a function.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proactive in identifying and implementing areas and processes for improvement.
  • Determination and willingness to solve complex and detailed reconciliation issues.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Excellent technical skills.
  • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships in a highly differentiated department.
  • Experience in dealing with audits and external auditors.
  • Budgeting/Forecasting experience.
  • Proficient in Excel / SAP.
  • SAP experience desirable.
  • Highly numerical and good analytical skills

  • Problem solving skills

What's on Offer

£45k + car benefits

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