Management Accountant

Michael Page Finance
England, West Midlands, Wolverhampton
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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Job Role
Management Accountant
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Job Details

To prepare and take ownership of all financial analysis and reporting tasks including month end reporting, group reporting, budgets and monthly forecasts, KPIs and financial data management.

Client Details

SME manufacturer based in Wolverhampton, part of a wider, global group. A great Management Accountant position offering the opportunity to gain full exposure to the Management Accounts, with a view to progressing very quickly.


As the Management Accountant for the Wolverhampton site you will be responsible for:

1. Preparation of accurate and timely financial reporting in the business to include:

  • Management accounts (P&L, balance sheet and cash flow)
  • Group reporting schedules
  • Monthly productivity KPI reporting
  • Monthly utilisation reporting
  • Personnel cost analysis

2. Business Partnering with project teams outside of finance in relation to financial aspects of projects in order to understand results, key variances, and projections.

3. Management of a detailed excel file for the monthly re-forecast process including monthly phased forecast information by contract for:

  • Labour hours, labour revenue and costs
  • Material revenue and costs
  • Forecast revenue and costs at completion & percentage complete
  • Variance analysis versus actuals
  • Forecast summary information Reporting to parent company

4. Oversight of various monthly management reports with explanations for variances to inform the monthly accounts, including:

  • Gross margin and standard margin analysis by contract
  • Headcount analysis and charts
  • Direct hours analysis
  • Direct and indirect labour cost analysis
  • Utilisation

5. Preparation of payroll calculations for input to the monthly payroll data

6. Month end excel based calculations and tasks including:

  • Prepayment calculations
  • WIP analysis
  • Overhead reports for budget holders
  • Revenue recognition calculations in line with accounting policies
  • Management of order book records
  • Machine hours analysis
  • Monthly cash flow variance reports with explanations for variances
  • Monthly invoicing profile by project

7. Various other finance department activities as required


  • Qualified Management accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with manufacturing (preferably) experience.
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage large volumes of data accurately and efficiently.
  • Experience of regularly meeting management reporting deadlines.
  • Ability to summarise key information in appropriate format for stakeholders.
  • High level of drive and self-motivation.
  • Experience at finding efficiencies in an analytical role.

Job Offer

Up to £45,000


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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