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Management Accountant

Location : Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : £40k


  • 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 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 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 Epicor and Sage Payroll advantageous

Performance Measures

  • Management Accounts – complete by the 5th working day each month.
  • Budgetary Control – actual against budget
  • Positive 360-degree feedback

Pay and Benefits

  • Salary subject to experience
  • Holidays are 24 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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