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Management Accountant

Location : Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : to £35k

Exciting opportunity for an ambitious management accountant to join a manufacturing company in Cardiff. We are looking for a high calibre part qualified/ newly qualified accountant who is looking for the next step in their career. Short listing soon - get in touch.


·         To ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to all elements of the business.

·         To ensure effective Budgetary Control.

·         To optimise existing processes and maintain Balance Sheet integrity.


The position reports to the Financial Controller, interfacing regularly with the senior management team.

Job Purpose:

Working in a small team of experienced individuals and reporting into a supportive Financial Controller, this is an ideal role for someone who has proven experience in management accounts and wants to progress their career. This hands-on role will involve liaising with senior management, being proactive in optimising existing processes and delivering reliable and timely financial information.


·         Production of accurate and well-presented management accounts, forecasts and variance analysis in line with defined timescales.

·         Preparing and reconciling balance sheet control accounts.

·         Assisting in the production of year-end statutory accounts.

·         Review of daily KPI’s prior to circulation.

·         Processing of journals including calculation of accruals and prepayments.

·         Monitor and maintain the Fixed Asset register.

·         Oversee the perpetual Stock Control process.

·         Process Payroll and Pension payments ensuring accurate recording of transactions.

·         Process quarterly VAT returns ensuring accurate submission to HMRC.

·         Oversee Purchase and Sales Ledger ensuring timely close-down for monthly management accounts.

·         Ensure Purchase and Sales Ledger queries are dealt with in timely and professional manner.

·         Ad-hoc finance projects.

Personal Specification:

·         Recently Qualified or Part-Qualified Accountant

·         Strong knowledge of financial reporting and providing accurate management information.

·         Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.

·         Prior experience of working in a busy finance department.

·         Proven experience in developing new processes and procedures.

·         Ability to communicate detailed and complex information effectively and professionally to a wide range of people.

·         Ability to solve problems using initiative and creativity; identify and propose both practical and innovative solutions.

·         Evidence of ability to undertake and deliver projects.

·         Experience of Sage Line 50 and Sage Payroll.

Performance Measures:

·         Management Accounts – complete by 20th of each month.

·         Budgetary Control – actual against budget

·         Positive 360-degree feedback

Pay and Benefits:

·         Salary subject to experience

·         Holidays are 22 days plus bank holidays (up to 27 days awarded for long service)

·         Workplace pension scheme

·         Life insurance

·         Free car parking

Position of : Management Accountant, Cardiff

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