Management Accountant - Times Top 100 "Best Companies to work for"

13 January 20222022-01-13
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Management Accountant required for an industry leading business based on the outskirts of Leeds. Awarded a Times Top 100 "Best Companies to work for" this role presents a great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and sits within a team of seventy finance professionals. The business is offering a competitive salary, flexible working from home or office, bonus, car or car allowance at £4k, pension, holidays 24 days (can buy up to 5 extra or sell back 3), 1 days extra holiday in month of your birthday, PMI, life assurance & cash plan as well as additional flexible benefits package including payroll giving, free AA cover, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership, other benefits provided free of charge – on site GP, pension advisor, mortgage advisor, mindfulness sessions, massages, employee assistance programme, onsite bookable charging bays for electric vehicles.

The role is responsible for accurately reporting the performance of company divisions and ensuring that all relevant balance sheet accounts are reconciled, understood and are clear from aged reconciling items. The role demands a confident and skilled qualified accountant. Excellent, professional, communication and analytical skills are essential ensuring a proactive rather than reactive approach.

Key accountabilities will include: 

To work with other teams in finance and non-finance functions to ensure the regular production and analysis of accurate and timely divisional financial and analytical reporting. Includes:

Maintenance of an appropriate control schedule for all balance sheet reconciliations relating to the division, which can be used as audit evidence, ensuring:

Assist with the preparation of the budget and forecast feeding in any assumptions, issues and/or opportunities to ensure that unnecessary variances are minimised.

To work closely with the functional teams to ensure clear and open communication at all levels, ensuring timely and appropriate escalation of issues to the relevant parties in the business. Including:

Ensuring all accounting and other policies and practices are adhered to, to allow for clear, easy and simple evidence to all interested 3rd parties. Liaison with the external auditors and tax advisors providing analysis and explanations as required. To ensure technical skills are kept up to date and to ensure professional development requirements of professional body are met.

The suitable applicant will be a qualified accountant (or strong part qualified accountant), with a good academic background, confidence and credibility. The role presents a great opportunity for career progression within this fast moving business.