Joules

Management Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)

Department

Finance

Location

Market harborough

Salary

Competitive

Closing Date:

30/09/2017

About the role

Management Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) – 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

We are as busy as ever here at Joules and now have a vacancy for a Management Accountant on an initial 6-Month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) to join our exciting and rapidly growing lifestyle brand. The role would be based at our Head Office in Market Harborough, working in our 20+ strong close-knit Finance team and reporting directly to our Group Management Accountant.

We are looking for a commercially savvy part qualified or ideally qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) who will be excited at the prospect of getting involved in the cut and thrust of a busy and fast paced entrepreneurial and global retail business.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

Month End Management Accounts

  • As part of the management team is responsible for producing the monthly management accounts. This includes calculating appropriate accruals/ prepayments. Processing sales and VAT information accurately.
  • Have a good understanding of the key drivers of margin and costs.
  • Review costs against actual run rates, budget, last year and forecast and provide accordingly
  • Investigate and explain major variances to budget, forecast and last year to department heads and directors

 

Purchase Invoice Approval

  • Approve the final posting of invoices. In particular have the attention to detail and a commercial understanding to challenge coding and spend.

 

Balance Sheet Reconciliations

  • To produce lead schedules to support balances within strict deadlines.
  • Understand what balances represent and effectively explain schedules. Produce and provide supporting backing documentation where appropriate.

 

Wholesale

  • Responsible for Finance Business Partnering for Wholesale channel and reporting accurate customer level accounts.
  • Monitor and analyse the Debtors ledger, working closely with the Credit Control team.
  • Prepare lead schedules and various reports showing spend vs. forecasts.

 

Person Specification

  • Part (studying final level) or Fully Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA or international equivalent
  • Demonstrate experience of producing management accounts information.
  • Proven experience in double entry accounting
  • IT literate (confident in the use of Excel)
  • Accurate and excellent standards of written and verbal communication 
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Influencing, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with a high level of attention to detail.

 

Benefits include   

In return, as our Management Accountant (6-month FTC), you be entitled to a 50% clothing employee discount, Annual Leave of 31 days pro rata including bank holidays plus 1 day family leave, 2 days volunteering days per year, cycle to work, Employee Assistance Programme, Voluntary Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, “Thank You” scheme.

If you want to develop your Finance career with a rapidly expanding lifestyle brand, please click ‘APPLY NOW’ to submit your CV for our immediate consideration.