Management Accounts Assistant

Posted on: 2018-12-05

Sector: Accounting

Location: Berkshire

Type: Contract or Temp


Job Title:                          Management Accounts Assistant                             
Location:                          Greenham Business Park
Salary:                             £30,000 per annum
Contract length:                End of March 2019  (potential to go perm)
Main Purpose of role within the business:          
Our client is looking for a Management Accounts Assistant to support the Finance Manager in compiling, analysing and providing information to the Operations team. This is to help continuously improving and maintaining sound overhead expense control and management of labour variances. To start with this will be on a contract but it may go permanent for the right candidate. 

  1. Compilation and review of Operational Weekly KPIs.
  2. Compilation of production volumes, labour cost and direct labour variance for Operational Daily KPIs.
  3. Weekly analysis of direct labour variance in terms of heads, rate and efficiency.
  4. Business partnering and control of overhead expenditure – sending out a daily overhead monitor and following up weekly on detail of spend so far and forecasted spend in Budget Holder meetings.
  5. Supporting purchase ledger with following up on POs not booked in to ensure all costs are hitting the relevant month.
  6. Prepare & review the overhead costs for the monthly management accounts and ensure timeliness, completeness and accuracy. This includes accruals, prepayments and journal posting.

– Prepayments
– PHI / PMI / Life Cover
– Posting direct labour variance from KPI’s
– Energy accruals

  1. Working with the Finance Manager Operations and Operational Team to address monthly overspends to budget.
  2. Provide regular agreed financial information to the Operational teams (e.g. monthly meeting information).
  3. Undertake ad-hoc analysis to understand Operational performance as appropriate.
  4. Support the Finance Manager Operations in compiling and analysing the annual overhead budget.
  5. Support the year-end process including assistance with the annual audit.
  6. Month end payroll reconciliation of Group charge to KPIs.

Experience Required: 

  • Part Qualified ACCA 
  • Establishing journals and posting into the General Ledger within an ERP.
  • Tasks associated with preparation of month end management accounts.
  • Variance investigation – working within an ERP and across functions to establish root cause.
  • Previously used Unity (Advantageous)
  • Previously in FMCG (Advantageous)

Consultant Details

Chantal Cleminson

Recruitment Manager

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