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Senior Management Accountant

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Piers Rennie
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12
  • Start Date: 30/10/2023
  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000013390_1695385854


Cedar is currently partnered with a global, PE-Backed, Media Business to secure an Interim Senior Management Accountant based in Camden. The role is a 12-month Fixed Term contract, paying a salary of £70,000 to £75,000.

The Company

Established in the 2010s, this company, headquartered in London, specialises in creating and distributing educational content. It's recognised as a major player in the digital entertainment industry with popular titles available in multiple languages across global platforms.

The Role

As the Interim Senior Management Accountant, you will cover:

  1. Month-End Reporting: Ensuring the accurate and timely completion of month-end reporting, including in-depth analysis of variances compared to budgetary expectations.
  2. Consolidation: Taking charge of the preparation of the monthly group consolidation, providing a comprehensive financial snapshot.
  3. Journal Entries: Reviewing and posting accruals, prepayments, and general journal entries, ensuring meticulous attention to detail.
  4. Balance Sheet Reconciliations: Managing and reviewing Balance Sheet reconciliations within established timelines, guaranteeing adherence to financial controls.
  5. Expense Allocation: Overseeing the proper coding and allocation of costs and capex across GL accounts and departments.
  6. Fixed Asset Register: Maintaining the integrity and completeness of the Fixed Asset Register.
  7. Tax Compliance: Collaborating with internal teams and external advisors to facilitate timely filing of tax computations, statutory accounts, and indirect taxes, particularly for foreign subsidiaries.
  8. Ad Hoc Reporting: Generating ad Hoc reports and analyses tailored to meet specific business requirements.
  9. Financial Standards: Ensuring consistency and compliance with accounting policies, controls, and procedures across the organisation, actively participating in their review and enhancement.
  10. Process Improvement: Identifying opportunities to enhance systems and procedures for maintaining a reliable and consistent reporting and control environment.
  11. Mentoring: Assisting in the training and mentorship of junior and new finance team members, contributing to their growth and development.
  12. Statutory Accounts: Reviewing statutory accounts and related notes prepared under UK/USGAAP, providing constructive feedback, and facilitating necessary amendments.
  13. New Entity on-boarding: Supporting the on-boarding process for new entities, including monthly reporting, cost identification, and collaboration with functional departments at both entity and group levels to ensure comprehensive information capture.

Requirements: Qualifications:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMAqualification or equivalent is a requirement.
  • A minimum of three years of post-qualification experience is mandatory.


  • Demonstrated experience in a fast-growth business environment with the ability to prioritise tasks in a dynamic setting.
  • Proficiency in working with professionals at all organisational levels, from junior staff to senior management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team-oriented mindset, contributing positively to company values and team culture.
  • Proactive, hands-on approach with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Experience with Netsuite would be a valuable asset.
  • Experience in the media industry is desirable.

Compensation & Benefits

As well as the salary of £70,000 - £75,000, this contract role as Interim Senior Management Accountant, offers the chance to join a dynamic, and rapidly expanding business, with exposure to some of the best industry minds in their market.

They are a highly collaborative, collegiate environment, that rewards success.