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Senior Management Accountant

Paul Mitchell Associates
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Full Time
Senior Management Accountant Leicester

Salary £60-£65K

Our client is a highly successful and rapidly growing business, and a market leader in its sector.

Work with management accounts team to resolve issues with management accounts - these include but are not limited to:
  • Design, analyse and review all financial systems, practices, and policies to ensure these are efficient and effective.
  • Support the Financial Controller in ensuring that internal financial controls are fit for purpose and are enforced, measured, and monitored, and improved where necessary.
  • Enforce governance and controls across all finance systems and process.
  • For management reporting inconsistencies, interrogate all financial documents/ transactions, review effects on posting entries and highlight issues and identify where process review or system updates is required, escalate to wider team for user training and action manual updates as needed.
  • Posting manual journals - review the impact on reporting and work with systems team to ensure this is automated as much as possible to avoid inconsistencies in the system. Ensure a log is kept for manual entries that require reconciliation to ensure we keep all ledgers clean.
  • Credit memos - consider use and treatment within system. Understanding the posting protocol and effect of all credit and debits, monitoring and managing via team.
  • Corrective / cancelling invoices, review the process to follow and treatment of entries surrounding these, monitor and manage within the system.
  • Inventory valuation and treatment, journal entries reconciliation, monitor and manage.
  • Accruals - investigate and resolve bad data prior to system fix and align with systems team for any issues and fixes required.
  • Monitor and manage all system configuration in Business Central and work with systems team / external consultants as needed to ensure system integrity.
  • Design and refine our Business Central Finance month end processes in D365 streamlining all activities and ensuring team alignment and system checks in place to ensure closure on time:

Closing open sales, tidying up purchases and sales,

Journals, (reversing, recurring), currency revaluations etc

Consider all period end activities, map and ensure clear process within the system to ensure transparency for whole department.
  • Take a lead on onboarding other entities on Business Central (examples: Spain, Italy, Germany).
  • Creating sufficient reporting/ visibility and controls in place to identify user error in sales and purchase credits - and alignment with correct dimensions. Monitor and manage these controls and recommend improvements as needed.
  • Creating sufficient reporting/ visibility and control in the system for order management and invoicing in a timely manner that is thorough and reliable. Monitor and manage this process.
  • Monitor and manage posting groups to streamline default accounts, manage month end close and all related activities - accruals, prepayments, balance sheet recs
  • Monitor and manage all dimensions, dimension, reporting and ensure this is consistent, and to identify improvements and scope in test before implementing changes to the live environment.
  • Monitor and manage dimension reporting - to highlight data issues to systems team.
  • Effective communication across cross-functional teams and diverse clients/stakeholders
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Confident in pressurised situations with strict deadlines.
  • Provide constructive feedback and support continuous improvement.

This role requires someone with Business Central experience:
  • ESSENTIAL: Qualified accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • ESSENTIAL: Excellent data interrogation skills, advanced Excel
  • DESIRABLE: knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central.

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