Management Accountant (Part Qualified), Crowthorne House

Crowthorne, England, gb
Company: Leaders
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 06:19:03

LRG is one of the largest multi-faceted property companies in the UK. Our brands include Leaders, Romans, Boyer, Gibbs-Gillespie, Moginie James, Outlook Property, scottfraser, Hill & Clarke, Revolution, Dunlop Heywood, Mortgage Scout, Bode Insurance Services, Three Sixty Space and Three Sixty Maintenance. All of which are supported by a centralised specialist team.

Our teams are experienced in their industries and local areas, providing a market-leading service and advice to a huge variety of customers across the country. Many of our brands are regularly recognised with awards for the work they do.

Our brands have been operational for over 30 years and through a combination of acquisition and organic growth, we are continuing to grow all areas of our business and, we are not done yet!

We are always looking for individuals that are driven, creative and ambitious to succeed. 

There are many different upskilling opportunities available across the business covering a wide variety of job roles, and can lead to professional qualifications. Subject to management approval we allow you to study alongside your normal duties and your training costs are funded by us. 

 By joining us you will get a lot more than just a career, we want to ensure that you never stand still and are always fulfilling your potential.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary 
  • 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing by 1 day each year up to an additional 5 days of leave
  • An additional 10 days holiday every 5 years of service
  • LRG Extras - Staff discounts with many retailers
  • Free 24 hour Employee assistance programme
  • Staff discount on property and financial services
  • Salary sacrifice pension 
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Family friendly Maternity, Adoption ,Paternity and parental bereavement policies (subject to conditions)
  • Annual award incentives
  • Refer a friend bonus of up to £400
  • Support to gain relevant professional qualifications
  • The Role

    To provide an effective Management Accounting service to the business, maintaining the General Ledger, ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the company's financial records, providing timely information to the business.

    Responsibilities

  •  Produce timely and accurate management information in accordance with internal deadlines and in compliance with the Group accounting policies (FRS102).
  • Prepare necessary journals to account for revenues and costs (including accruals and prepayments), ensuring all entries are accurately processed through the GL so that Management Accounts are produced and issued in accordance with internal guidelines in appropriate formats.
  • Provide insightful analysis and commentary of revenues and costs to Finance and Operational Managers, ensuring the accuracy and legitimacy of the accounts.
  • Partnering with the designated area of the business via monthly P&L review meetings (virtually) to talk through variances month on month and against budget and gaining knowledge of upcoming costs/changes that may affect their individual P&Ls;
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, taking remedial action to rectify any errors, ensuring that the company's assets and liabilities are accurately recorded, providing supporting explanation where appropriate.
  • Maintenance of schedules for prepayments and accruals, ensuring costs are accounted for in the correct accounting period.
  • Act as a point of contact for finance queries for a designated area of the business, investigating and providing a timely response to P&L and Balance Sheet queries.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to drive greater efficiency, improve accuracy in the production of the management accounts, to meet the growing needs of the business, as agreed with management.
  • Preparation of schedules to support the Audit and annual Statutory Accounts processes, liaising with Auditors and responding to queries on a timely basis
  • Compile Tax schedules to assist with preparation of Corporation Tax filing in line with timetables.
  • Assist in compiling information for the Budget process.
  • Completion of returns to the Office for National Statistics
  • Provide cover for other members of the team as appropriate.
  • Other duties as are within the scope and spirit of the job and the title of the position that may arise from time to time or as required by management.

  • Required Skills and Experience

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to plan and prioritise
  • Excellent IT skills - Experience of Microsoft suite of products, Word, Excel etc. (to include Pivot tables, Lookups, and Sumif(s) formulas).
  • Attention to detail, whilst retaining site of the bigger picture
  • Must be proactive
  • Strong Team Player
  • Keen to learn and improve processes
  • Experience of multi-site businesses with high volumes of data and cost centres.
  • Knowledge of Divisional / Regional / Branch accounting.
  • Desirable:

  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics (GP, AX, or 365)
  • Knowledge of property market and associated services
  • Qualifications:

  • ACCA or CIMA early stages or part qualified
  • GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above)
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