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Management Accountant

SF Recruitment
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 25, 2022

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SF Recruitment are delighted to be working with an iconic and highly sought after retail brand in the recruitment of a Qualified Management Accountant.
With unprecedented growth since it began, our client is seeking to recruit a new role into their team to undertake the Management Reporting for a growth area of the business as they join high street retail in an exciting new venture.



- Provide timely and accurate monthly management information with commentary for review by MI Manager that demonstrates comprehensive understanding of cost drivers and variance analysis
to budget, forecasts and prior year
- Identify drivers of overspend and support and challenge the Retail team to ensure delivery and control of their budget.
- Hold review meetings with key stakeholders to feedback actionable insight into the result.
- Support in the proactive continuous evolution of month end reporting and analysis to better communicate financial performance to key stakeholders.
- Be the key finance point of contact for all members of the retail team and on key retail projects
- Support and guide the Retail team through the budget and forecast processes
- Develop mature close working relationships with a range of stakeholders so that finance input is sought as a matter of course.
- Ensure balance sheet accounts are reconciled to agreed deadlines, feeding into a 'no surprise' culture with any risks and opportunities identified being shared.
- Supporting MI Manager in the year-end process, preparation of deliverables for the audit and key contact for the auditors during the audit process for Retail related matters.
- Support MI Manager in the development and training of MI Executives within the team, helping foster and build a culture of curiosity and learning
- Be the subject matter expert for Retail Finance and provide support to the business when required

Essential Skills:

- Qualified accountant (preferably CIMA, ACCA or ACA)
- Experience working within the Retail sector
- Previous Finance Business Partnering experience in a complex SME, large or PLC business.
- Strong Microsoft Office skills essential.
- Aptitude for working with data and financial modelling skills.
- Ability to build collaborative and productive relationships across the business.
- A team player, who contributes positively to the team environment but also happy working independently
- A passion to learn with an inquisitive nature.
- Disruptive with a continuous improvement mind-set, who constantly looks for ways to better things
- Agile with the ability to work accurately at pace and deal with change
- Commercial acumen
- Excellent communication skills both written and oral and comfortable talking through technical requirements with non-subject matter experts
- Able to determine insightful observations from detail for management attention
- Good organisational skills - ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.
- Eye for detail and high standard of accuracy

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a business as it builds on it's exciting journey whilst it starts a new adventure on the high street. The brand, a household name, is highly reputable and a stand out business culture to work for.
Salary £45,000 + bonus + hybrid working and benefits that go above and beyond. Based in exceptional offices with the brand intrinsically part of the office & culture, please do not hesitate to contact me for a job description and further information
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