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Management Accountant

Alexander Mann Solutions (Contingent)
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our investment banking client has been present in the UK for more than 150 years, they're a long-term partner to British business. Today, the Group is formed of 10 divisions and employs 9,300 staff based in 21 core locations right across the country. Their role is simply stated: help clients achieve their goals by combining local know-how and global reach. In so doing, they seek to make a positive, sustainable contribution to both the UK economy and society.

On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Management Accountant for a 6-month long contract based in London (hybrid).

Purpose of the role:

This role is based in the CIB ITO Management Accounting team in the London Finance department. The role reports to Head of ITO Performance Steering. The primary responsibility is to provide comprehensive management accounting / reporting services for IT areas to the Territory / Functional COO, direct reports, and cost centre managers. The candidate is expected to support line manager in providing business partnering to these remits. Reporting is to migrate from Essbase to Perseus / Tagetik in the near future.

As a Management Accountant, you will:
  • Liaise with management / Project Office / ISPL offshore team to obtain and validate all monthly information for the production of monthly expenses (principally expense accruals and prepayments)
  • Play an integral role in the annual budgeting / forecasting process, including validation of PO templates, justification of the figures, and any additional information to ensure managers have all the information
  • Ensure correct input of budget information into bank financial systems, validate the result with the manager, and make or arrange corrections as agreed
  • Run monthly process to prepare the global reports for meeting and add commentary to regions
  • Attend monthly meeting with COO / N-1s / SPOCs to brief them on the overall financial performance
  • Liaise with the Project Office, HR, and with the Central Finance Reporting team to ensure consistency of all reported costs, headcount analysis, and commentaries
  • Reconcile and control check Global PM figures with local reporting P&L
  • Review Aged accruals to ensure timely receipt of invoices
  • Review Trade Debtor for services sold / recharges instructed and chase old debt as necessary
  • Assist offshore (ISPL) team in Mumbai with coding issues on the monthly billing file
  • Ad hoc assistance as required with the annual budget/forecast process
  • Review WIP asset creation file, create schedules for COO sign off, and instruct final asset creation

What we're looking for:
  • Relevant qualifications (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working in a similar capacity - ideally in a bank
  • Strong ability to interrogate, analyse, and interpret data, as well as produce variance analysis
  • The ability to deliver within tight deadlines and present to senior management
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Intermediate MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong ability to question and challenge the validity and accuracy of data or information received
  • Prior experience of cost accounting and preparation of management commentaries
  • Desirable - knowledge of: General Ledger systems (SAP), data management systems like Hyperion Essbase/Oracle Smart View, Tagetik

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.

This client will only accept workers operating via an Umbrella or PAYE engagement model.

AMS, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business.

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