Role details

Management Accountant

Bournemouth   •   £40,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Management Accountant required for construction organisation in Dorset
  • Thorough working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP

About Our Client

My client is the UK's leading retirement housebuilder, with a c.70% share of the owner-occupied market. The Group buys land and then designs, builds, sells and manages high-quality retirement developments. The Group has sold c.50,000 homes across more than 1,000 schemes since 1977. The Group has listed on the London Stock Exchange in November 2015.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the production of monthly management accounts for certain Regional or Head Office entities
  • Act as the key point of contact within the Accounting & Reporting team for the relevant Regional Finance Manager and Regional Finance Director
  • Prepare monthly reporting dashboards as required
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Group Reporting Pack
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Undertake journal postings as required
  • Review journal postings by other regional accountants as required
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts for the subsidiary entities as required
  • Deal with audit queries as required
  • Review monthly VAT returns as required prior to submission to the Group VAT Manager
  • Provide monthly management accounting support to departmental heads/budget holders and deal with their ad hoc queries as required
  • Ensure that proper accounting records are maintained, all transactions accurately recorded, and all assets and liabilities properly controlled in accordance with the Group's Key Control Framework
  • Undertaking other ad hoc tasks at the direction of the Group Management Accountant or Group Head of Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Always fully complies with policies and procedures

The Successful Applicant

Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years post ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified

Knowledge & Experience

  • Thorough working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP accounting standards and principles
  • Experience in the production of monthly management accounts to a tight deadline
  • Experience in financial accounting and in delivery of statutory accounts to a high level
  • Knowledge of Agresso systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Housebuilding sector experience and knowledge of the Construction Industry Scheme are desirable

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter - ability to show initiative and work on his/her own to achieve department and business objectives
  • Professional attitude with appreciation of wider business objectives
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Flexibility in approach
  • Ability to motivate and develop team members
  • Ability to comply with strict monthly timetable, processing and reporting requirements. This may involve holiday planning outside month end close (typically week 1)
  • Flexibility in approach and ability to learn new system processing and skills quickly

Personal Attributes

  • This role will suit a person who has a dedicated working style with the drive and enthusiasm to improve processes and to motivate others. Acting as a key member of the Accounting & Reporting Team they will take pride in the service provided to both internal and external customers, and as such must be a strong communicator and have the ability to comply with strict monthly processing and reporting requirements.
  • The role requires significant communication and liaison at different levels across the organisation and it is important that these contacts should be managed effectively and cooperatively.
  • The successful applicant will be highly motivated and enthusiastic to move forward and develop their career in a finance environment. They will be a team player who is happy to be flexible in their approach.

What's on Offer

£40,000 - £50,000 basic salary + attractive benefits package

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