Group Management Accountant - Edinburgh

Ref: 95 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 Feb 2020
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* Management Accounting / FC designate role - based South Gyle, Edinburgh *


Leading a small team, the Group Management Accountant / Financial Controller Designate is responsible for assisting with the financial management of the group, corporate accounting and financial reporting, together with project support for the Finance Director.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll.


  • Prepare monthly management accounts for the holding companies.


  • Prepare consolidated monthly financial statements including full variance analysis.


  • Prepare departmental analysis as required for different business areas.


  • Support month-end and year-end close process.


  • Support audits by preparing information together and acting as first point of contact for all queries including tax matters.


  • Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations.


  • Assist the Finance Director with research into pricing, competitors and factors affecting performance.


  • Undertake strategic analysis and assist the Finance Director with strategic planning.


  • Review all financial plans regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities.


  • Provide leadership to and support the Finance Manager and Management Accountants.


  • Mentoring, coaching, management support and development including appraisals, evaluations and reporting of individual performance targets for your direct reports, plus oversight of their direct reports.


Skills & Experience

In addition to possessing the relevant qualifications, you will have the following experience:

  • Background of working in a role as a Senior Management Accountant / Financial Controller.
  • Creating financial statements.
  • General ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.
  • Microsoft packages, in particular Excel at advanced level (i.e. ability to create complex formulas, pivot tables).
  • Using computerised accounting systems and online banking systems.
  • Working as a Team Leader and managing a team.