Ref - Management Accountant – Ref 5885

Management Accountant

An experienced AAT qualified management accountant seeking new opportunities in Lincolnshire. Motivated to work independently or as part of a team.  Soon to commence CIMA studies.      
  • Preparing monthly management accounts, with commentary for the figures and variances to budget and/or forecast, ensuring accurate and timely reports are issued to relevant
  • Liaising with and advising budget holders in the preparation of annual budgets and ongoing forecasts, providing detailed financial analysis for departmental directors and for board papers
  • Liaising with directors, to summarise and highlight relevant feedback from their team leaders
  • Liaising with teams to ensure reporting is accurate for reports and also reconciles to management accounts, ensuring requirements are met
  • Designing and maintaining reports for management accounts, budgets, capital & acquisition, prepayments
  • Design and maintenance of pivot table reports using power query to access data in bespoke operations database software
  • Month-end processing, including accruals and prepayments, reconciliations, corrections to coding errors
  • Assisting with the year-end close and responding to audit queries
  • Maintaining codes within the finance software, including cost centres and other attributes, ensuring uniformity with connected systems
  • Dealing with a wide range of queries from staff, and resolving their queries
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and quarterly forecasts, and investigating key variances to budget, before distributing reports to stakeholders
  • Joint preparation of a detailed proposed annual budget, using historic and current data and liaising with budget holders to ensure accuracy.
  • Reconciling the proposed budget to the medium-term financial plan before submission for executive approval of the budget
  • Assisting in the preparation of business cases, investment appraisals, and financial reviews
  • Assisting non-finance staff with financial reports required by outside entities such as funding organisations
  • Monitoring research projects
  • Monitoring the allocation of staff costs to the correct codes, such as company division salary costs, rechargeable costs for services rendered contracts, and research projects. Providing finance approval for proposed changes to staff cost allocation; checking budget/funding is available and updating multiple systems with details of changes so that these are reflected accurately in future budgets and forecasts
  • Monitoring the recharging of staff to partner organisations and resolving queries on these recharges with HR, and staff within the Finance teams responsible for raising sales invoices, payroll, and tax (VAT) compliance
  • Dealing with a wide range of queries from staff, and resolving their queries
  • Identifying purchases of fixed assets and processing these transactions appropriately in the accounts, including in instances where research funding has been granted for the purchase of equipment and therefore depreciation is charged over the length of the research project rather than the life of the asset, but the depreciation cost is not allowable in the research funding agreement
  • Other ad hoc duties including processing journals, and calculating accruals and prepayments
  • Use of company software packages
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