Management Accountant

Accountant - Liverpool, North West

Ref: 535Tuesday 15 November 2022

£29k - £32k, hybrid working, pension scheme

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Management Accountant - Permanent – Liverpool - £29k - £32k

Our client is a not-for-profit organisation based in Liverpool and we are seeking a Management Accountant for a permanent position. The role is hybrid with 2 days in the office and 3 days home-based. You will work closely with the Finance Business Partners and you will provide prompt and accurate transactional support. You will assist and support in the preparation of management accounts; assist budget holders and their teams in the appropriate coding of invoices, complete accruals and prepayments journals, process recharges, generate monthly reports and quarterly forecasts.

  • On a daily/weekly basis provide prompt and accurate transactional support to the Finance Business Partners – coding of invoices, finance system journals, recharges, accruals/prepayments – acting on their instructions or those of their budget holders
  • Assist in completing the monthly management accounts closing process, ensuring that accrual and prepayment journal entries are made as directed
  • Be a source of knowledge on the structure of the Chart of Accounts and its relevance and applicability to the budget areas you work with
  • Prepare the monthly management accounts report and distribute the reports to budget holders ahead of the Finance Business Partners’ monthly meetings
  • Generate and prepare the quarterly forecast template for Finance Business Partners and distribute to budget holders ahead of meetings
  • Lead on the month-end goods receipting process with budget holders and their teams, ensuring that all open purchase orders are appropriately dealt with
  • Interrogate outstanding POs and work with budget holders to cancel POs that are not required and goods receipt as appropriate
  • Work with budget holders and their teams to embed good practice in using the purchase order system and work closely with Finance Systems to make improvements to the system as required
  • On a monthly basis check the payroll reports and send any coding error corrections to the Finance Systems team and HR; create and distribute monthly payroll reports to budget holders in the directorates supported
  • Support the Finance Business Partners in the annual budget-setting process
  • Assist with Year-End duties and annual external audit
  • Manage the FBP central mailbox and deal with queries from budget holders and refer as appropriate to the relevant Finance Business Partner
  • Support the implementation of process improvement to gain efficiency and reduce cost

 Experience:

  • You will be Qualified by Experience with a minimum of three years management accounting experience
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and techniques
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel and proven competency in using v-look-ups, pivot tables, and macros to analyse and manipulate
  • Working in a busy team, managing conflicting deadlines, and delivering excellent customer service with excellent attention to detail under tight deadlines.

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