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Management Accountant

  • Location London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH127634

Management Accountant
up to £47k (depending on experience)
West End/Hybrid working
Min 2 years experience as a Management Accountant

I am currently recruiting for a Management Accountant to join a well established and growing firm in the West End. This is an exciting and varied role for a part-qualified accountant who will gain exposure to a wide variety of accounting methods and have the autonomy to expand the role in order to become a strong business partner with operational units

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management accounting for a portfolio of schools and colleges which includes variance analysis, commentary to be included in the Group reporting pack and forecasting based on the current performance of the unit.
  • Month end close procedure for cost centres including deferred income, prepayments and accruals.
  • Building an in depth understanding of student accommodation occupancy, rental income, rental cost and profitability in order to verify accuracy of management accounts and assist in building budgets and forecasts.
  • Monthly meetings with head office cost Directors and college budget holders.
  • Termly financial governance meetings with college Principals and Directors.
  • Administration of the fixed asset module within Sun accounting which holds assets to the value of £220m across multiple classes of assets.
  • Supervision of the Accounts Assistant who will handle the day-to-day processing of depreciation via the module.
  • Maintenance of the asset coding structure to ensure that accounting principles are applied correctly.
  • Accounting for annual revaluations of Freehold properties
  • Production of group consolidated fixed asset reports which feed into the notes in the statutory accounts.
  • Accounting for property companies
  • Working with auditors for interim and year end audits.
  • Group VAT returns.
  • Assisting with other ad hoc projects.
  • Answering queries from key stakeholders.
  • Deputising for the Financial Controller when necessary.

Systems

  • Sun Accounting, SIMS and Excel.
  • Previous Sun/SIMS experience desirable, but not required.
  • Good Excel skills necessary (pivot tables and vlookups