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Management Accountant

Management Accountant

  • Location

    Wimbledon, London

  • Sector:

    Part-qualified & Transactional Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £38000 - £45000 per month

  • Contact:

    Daniel Block

  • Contact email:

    danielb@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000007614_1571038201

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-13

  • Startdate:

    14/10/2019

  • Consultant:

    Daniel Block

A well established FMCG company based near Wimbledon are actively seeking a German Speaking Management Accountant to join their UK head office. The role will have strong involvement with the German entity so fluent german is a non negotiable.


Accounting tasks
·Overall understanding, review and control of all financial transactions and accounting matters to ensure that transactions are processed in an accurate, timely, and complete manner
·Produce and review monthly management accounts, including commentary, accruals, balance sheet and prepayment reconciliation
·Work alongside the Regional Finance Business Partner to provide Forecast Cashflow and Balance sheet reporting
·Lead the audit process and external reporting requirements
·Manage relationship with the external auditors
·Manage the accountants and ensure AP, AR and GL process and entries are recorded in accordance with Group policy and best practice
·Review and monitor credit, shipping, logistics and stock issues
·Ownership & control of payroll
·Tax and VAT returns
·Ad hoc projects and tasks as requested

Team Management
·Management and development of the accounting team
·Actively monitoring the performance and the needs of the department; developing strategies to address any skills gaps
·Inspire and support the team, aligning where possible their personal and development goals with those of the business

Controls and Processes
·Develop and maintain a robust control environment
·Lead the ongoing review of systems, controls and processes to ensure that the finance functions are fit for purpose in the short, mid, and long-term
·Responsibility for internal control, maintenance of authority limits and risk management

Person Specification

·Part Qualified/ Finalist accountant
·Fluent English and German
·Experience working within an international organisation
·Experience of producing management and statutory accounts
·Payroll experience
·Strong IT skills, ideally Excel, SAP, and Business Objects
·Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
·Ability to communicate complex financial information to stakeholders at all levels
·Self-starter able to operate with minimum supervision
·Approachable and positive attitude
·Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment
·Keen to learn and develop