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Management Accountant – Basildon

Closing Date: 24th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a really exciting assignment in the search for an extremely commercially aware Management Accountant, on behalf of a leading eCommerce distribution business.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance individual who is looking to join a fast paced, entrepreneurial business and gain International working knowledge.

There is an extremely competitive salary and package on offer with this role and excellent opportunities for career progression.

Our client has engaged with Vidu VIP to carry out the initial search process.

Our team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Overall Role Purpose:

To support our clients global expansion piece.

Monthly management accounts, accurate financial reporting and variance analysis.

Working with the commercial team and data analysis team to monitor margin and revenue performance.

Assist with analysing the impact of business and process improvement.

Comparison of forecasts against actuals and budgets to prepare in depth reporting and variance analysis.

Monthly KPI reporting.

Forecasting potential pinch points so management can take necessary correcting course of action.

Cashflow forecasts.

Complete full management accounts and consolidate data into management reports.

Support strategic functions such as company budgets, business plans, capital plan, etc and accounting functions such as developing and implementing policies and procedures, maintenance and review of financial data, reporting financial results, etc.

Main responsibilities and key activities:

Prepare account reports for management and provide or consolidate operating subsidiary input for responses to corporate financial requests.

Perform analysis of financial results, explaining reasons for significant variances from plan and between accounting periods.

Assist in the preparation, compilation and analysis of the annual business plan, capital plan and strategic plan.

Perform periodic updates to business plans to reflect operating changes.

Research and develop accurate interim forecasts and systems which integrate expense, capital and budgeting.

Skills and experience required

Experience working as a Management Accountant or Finance Manager within the Logistics sector or a service based business.

An accountancy qualification CIMA / ACCA or equivalent (our client would consider part qualified)

Adaptable to change and commercially driven to seek improvements.

Energetic and passionate about delivering improvement and efficiencies.

Knowledge of advanced personal computer applications and accounting systems.

Strong analytical and communication skills.

The willingness to contribute to a positive team spirit and be a real team player.

Ability to work to tight deadlines.

Respect confidentiality of information.