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Management Accountant

  • Ref: JSJH080721
  • Hebden Bridge
  • Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £30,000

Availability/Notice Period: 3 Months


  • CIMA Part Qualified
  • 2017 AAT Qualified
  • 2009 AS Levels including English, IT, Drama and Psychology
  • 2008 10 GCSEs achieved at grades A – C

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including Vlookups, Pivot Tables and Sums
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Quickbooks

Career Summary

Current Employer – Global Retail business

Position – Various Roles

Dates – July 2018 – Present

March 2021 – Present Management Accountant

  • Responsible for the recharge process across over 40 intercompany divisions, allocating P&L costs to each division and investigating/resolving queries from the various entities
  • Salary reconciliations for over 30 head office divisions such as property, IT, HR, purchasing etc
  • Ensuring salary is in line with budget and checking for any anomalies
  • Monthly reforecasting for the employed staff costs based on new members/leavers
  • Monthly reforecasting for the variable costs for the head office divisions such as travel costs, consumables, utilities, security, cleaning etc
  • Supplying commentary on variances for the board reports for the head office division
  • Top level approval for all expense claims and supplying the cashbook team with the payment run information
  • Cost centre packs for the head office divisions, supplying P/Ls for the head of departments with commentary on variances
  • Responsible for around 60 loan schedules with the intercompany, monthly updating of payments received/money transferred, calculating of interest, calculating of forex write off at half year/year end
  • Intercompany receivable reconciliations for subsidiaries within the UK including adjustments and investigating differences
  • Month end duties such as accruals/prepayments/P&L review/balance sheet recs for head office cost centres


July 2018 – February 2021 Assistant Management Accountant

  • Full responsibility for the variable cost lines on the P&L including accruals, prepayments, and adjustments for over 400 stores in the UK and Ireland
  • Detailed investigation into the variances for each cost line with high level explanation for total variance and detailed investigation into individual store variances
  • Cost and trend analysis for variable costs looking at any anomalies or expected future costs
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Intercompany balance sheet reconciliations for subsidiaries within the UK including adjustments and investigation into differences in Cognos
  • Assisted with updating the loan schedules
  • Full budget responsibility for variable costs across the stores
  • Monthly reforecasting
  • Updated the board reports with commentary


Previous Employer – Merchandise

Position – Assistant Management Accountant

Dates – March 2018 – July 2018

  • Worked in a large Finance department of circa 30 people but works independently on the German Accounts pack / reporting
  • Monthly management account packs for the German entity with commentary and meeting to discuss findings. This includes information on:
  • Sales with comparison to prior month and prior year
  • Margin with prior period comparison
  • Complete Budgeted vs actual
  • Overdue Debtors’ balances
  • Manage ageing stock
  • This is for 37 customers of the Germany office including large clients
  • Balance sheet reconciliations for approximately 40 nominal accounts, including Fixed Assets, stock, Accruals, Payables and Receivables
  • Calculation of all customer rebates, accruals, and subsidised stock
  • Posting of journals, including stock valuation, accruals, intercompany revaluation, depreciation, and costs
  • Creating invoices and credit notes where necessary and approving of credit notes created by other team members
  • Processed supplier invoices when necessary to assist the team
  • EU Sales listing download from accounting system and upload into the Germany portal
  • Monthly and quarterly reports sent to the US
  • Arrangement of payments for customer rebates
  • Updated exchange rates in the accounting system
  • In depth profit margin analysis for the Germany based office
  • Calculated and posted various Journals and Accruals
  • Ad hoc analysis on various elements of the Profit & Loss including freight charges and individual sales orders
  • Assistance with Purchase Ledger when needed – full process including matching, batching, and coding – ensures all invoices are loaded onto to the system for Month End
  • Stock valuation and ageing reports
  • EU Sales listing and posting to Germany’s government website


Previous Employer – Telecoms

Position – Various Roles

Dates – 2014 – January 2018

July 2016 – January 2018 – Assistant Management Accountant

  • Responsible for monthly Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Complete Income statement actual vs budget analysis
  • Posted of journals and calculation of accruals monthly
  • Project accounting
  • Assisted with the Forecasts and Budgets
  • Produce Variance analysis
  • Gross profit analysis and KPI reporting
  • Revenue assurance
  • Supplier reconciliations and payment recons
  • Responsible for producing Debtor invoices
  • Intercompany invoicing
  • Assisted auditors annually with any queries
  • Ad hoc reporting for higher management and CFO


August 2014 – June 2016 Credit Controller

  • Compiling credit packs for customers and auditors
  • Contract checks for integrity
  • Revenue assurance
  • Liaised with sales managers and resolving contract disputes


2013 – July 2014 Data and Reporting Analyst

  • Checked the accuracy of the CRM systems
  • Maintenance of customer account information
  • Resolved billing disputes
  • Liaised with customers and sales managers


2012 – 2013 Technical Team Leader

  • Assisted customers with the creation of email addresses, ADSL username and passwords, basic troubleshooting of routers/3Gs
  • Managed a team of four people
  • Assisted customers with queries and complaints


February 2011 – 2012 – Customer Advisor

  • Initial point of contact for customers, assisted with directing calls and any queries
  • Quality assurance for the technical tickets to ensure integrity and high level of customer service
  • Assisted customers with queries and complaints


Previous Employer – Finance

Position – Customer Finance Agent

Dates – February 2010 – September 2010

  • Assisted customers with applications for short term loans