Ref - Management Accountant/Finance Manager – Ref 2153

Management Accountant

Benjamin Edwards are representing an ACMA qualified (first time passes Management Accountant). 2:1 BA (Hons) Combined Studies in Accounting and Finance . Seeking their next career move within Finance. Experience of working in Retail, Food, Education and Local government.
  • Prepare management accounts from inputting journals, reviewing the numbers, updating the forecast and writing a commentary.
  • Introduced cash flow management process and a five year rolling forecast.
  • Prepare the annual budget and introduced a five year rolling budget
  • Updated and improved efficiency of the predecessors working practices across management accounts preparation, commentary, budget models and reporting
  • Prepare the annual financial statements, liaise directly with the external auditors.
  • Update the monthly investments into the finance system monthly and reconciliations.
  • Review current operating practices to identify ways to reduce costs and prices
  • Manage a small team
  • Create a financial report tracking the year on year movement in cost price and buying margin of the main product categories sold
  • Developed a new suite of reports, incorporating data from other sources providing greater analysis of the gross margin.
  • created a profit and loss statement for each division  and a regional summary, comparing year on year and to budget by period and the cumulative position.
  • Overhauled the budget process for sales data, standardising templates, incorporating summaries and sub totals required later in the process and monthly reporting.
  • Update the overheads in weekly profit tracker
  • Review and improve month end calculations on specific overheads providing more accurate reporting in the profit and loss accounts and future forecasting.
  • Reconcile and agree intercompany balances at month end
  • Managed the budget process.  Reviewed and challenge budget proposals, understand any discrepancies and take responsibility for the budget model for updates and checks.
  • Produced the balance sheet and cash flow from the budget model.
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