Management Accountant

Didcot Permanent £50,000 - £60,000 per year
  • This organisation work a 9 day working week, every second Friday is off!
  • This is a newly created role in a high-growth start up who are continuing growth

About Our Client

The client, based south of Didcot, are a growing start-up. The work environment is fast-paced and dynamic, with plenty of opportunities to learn and contribute. The ideal candidate will be quick to pick up new processes and show initiative. This role will be varied and challenging, providing an amazing opportunity for a newly qualified finance professional.

Job Description

Key responsibilities for the Management Accountant:

Finance Operations Development:

  • Working with the wider finance team to help implement improvements to financial systems and processes including those which impact on the wider business
  • Take ownership of critical month end tasks such as revenue recognition and project cost allocation.
  • Work with the wider finance team to develop financial systems, including involvement in the Company wide ERP system implementation
  • Supporting the finance team with month end management reporting to Japanese holding company
  • Supporting the finance team with managing the cashflow in relation to project income and costs

Project Forecasting, Accounting and Reporting:

  • Work with the Head of Finance to maintain the project forecasting process
  • Support Project Managers to prepare data and analysis for monthly financial project status reports including;
  • Project actual spend vs budget
  • Forecast spend to year end and over project lifetime
  • Variance analysis against budget and previous forecast
  • Support Project Managers with preparing resource analysis to better understand effort spent and identifying potential areas of risk to the project
  • Support on Project audits

Other activities:

  • Supporting finance team with year end accounts and audit process. This will include liaising with auditors for certain areas such as revenue recognition
  • Assistance with conversion of reported UK GAAP figures to IFRS for group consolidated reporting as required
  • Liaise with external accountant to provide information for the annual Corporation Tax return and R&D claims
  • Other ad hoc reporting requirements requested by Japanese parent company

The Successful Applicant

The successful Management Accountant will be:

Essential Skills

  • Accounting qualification - CIMA, ACCA or ACA
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience with accounting
  • Experience building or maintaining Excel models
  • Confident in using Excel to manipulate and analyse data
  • Embraces change and comfortable to challenge stakeholders in a productive and collaborative way
  • Confident communicator
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Experience with general ledger functions and journal creation and entry
  • Involvement in the budgeting/forecasting process

Desirable skills

  • Experience with SAP Business by Design
  • Project accounting
  • Previous involvement in process improvement/implementation
  • Familiar with the year-end process

What's on Offer

On offer for the successful Management Accountant is:

  • £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience.
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented, diverse & dynamic international team with cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours in a friendly and supportive environment
  • Hybrid working available
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)
  • Visa sponsorship for employees considered
  • New state of the art office and cleanroom facility
  • Regular social events
Nick Harris
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+44 1865 208479

Job summary

Job function
Management Accountant
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Contract type
Consultant name
Nick Harris
Consultant phone
+44 1865 208479
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