Assistant Management Accountant - FTC

Location London
Job type Full Time
Salary Up to £40000 per annum
Reference TOG-AMA_1618322091

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The role of the Assistant Management Accountant is to manage the finances for a group of buildings within the Group's portfolio and support the Finance Manager in the production of reporting for the board, shareholders and internal stakeholders.

The candidate will be responsible for liaising with their building managers and other department heads, ensuring they are aware of all relevant building events and departmental activities, and completing the month end reporting accordingly. The candidate will also take responsibility for other financial duties within the team throughout the month and provide ad hoc assistance to the Finance Manager.

The business is in the process of updating its core systems. The current project relates to the update of the core finance system moving from a legacy version of Microsoft Navision ("NAV") to SAP Business ByDesign ("SAP ByD"). During the project an Assistant Management Accountant will be dedicated to the project and therefore backfill is required. The role is a contract role expected to complete at the end of July 2021.

What you can expect as our Assistant Management Accountant

Operating costs reporting

  • As part of the Management Reporting team manage the revenue and operating costs of the Group's UK portfolio and act as the finance contact for allocated revenue and cost categories

  • Keep up to date on the day to day operations of the operating business units, providing updates when required to other members of finance and head office staff

  • Maintain a working relationship with the building managers and department heads, and keep them up to date on central issues, and provide them with analysis when required

  • Conduct meetings with the Building Managers and discuss budgets, review financial performance, and forecast future events

Month End Accounting

  • Complete month end accurately within the required timetable, including full P&L and balance sheets for the buildings in your portfolio

  • Understand and provide variance analysis and commentary against historical performance and budget

  • Reconcile licence fee revenue to the occupancy report

  • Post accrual and prepayment journals for each building

  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet items including the fixed asset register

  • Maintain and distribute management information packs to the Building Managers and Department Heads

Other financial duties

  • Review the work of the AR/AP teams, ensuring correct posting of all purchase invoices relating to the portfolio of buildings, and monitor the debtors and creditors ledgers to ensure they are up to date

  • Review existing processes and procedures and identify opportunities for improvements, and implement them

  • Develop and create reports using Jet and Excel

  • Ad hoc analysis and project work as required

We'd love to hear from you if you've got

  • Strong financial background

  • Prior experience with system enhancements or implementation

  • Educated to A-level or equivalent

  • Part-Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent experience

  • Broad financial background understanding accounts production, accounts receivable, accountant payable and banking transactions

  • Interest in process improvement and implementation of change

  • Advanced MS Office skills, particularly Excel

  • Knowledge of NAV, Jet reports and Salesforce (desirable)

  • A strong sense and awareness of control and attention to detail, balanced with an ability to see the bigger picture

  • Must be extremely diligent, reliable and self-motivated in nature

  • Excellent time management, planning and co-ordination skills are essential

  • Possess strong analytical skills

  • Flexible and adaptable in approach

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the commercial business

  • Mature and professional in nature

  • Capable of developing good working relationships with individuals at all levels both internal and external

Guidant Global is acting as an Employment Agency on behalf of The Office Group in relation to this vacancy.