Management Accountant

Job Description: 

Location: Gloucester


  • Responsible for production of monthly management report pack (timing, content & accuracy) for WCS Group and Related companies
  • Improve timing, content & accuracy of both financial & management reporting
  • Responsible for financial year end audit packs & statutory reporting
  • Provide analytical support to the senior management team.


  • Prepare monthly management, departmental & group accounts
  • Produce ad hoc analysis reports for senior management when required
  • Liaise with Purchase Ledger & Sales Ledger to ensure accurate & timely cut-off
  • Liaise with other group companies to reconcile inter co. transactions and agree balances
  • Document & improve month-end procedures
  • Investigate & report on monthly operating results
  • Prepare monthly analyses of income, expenditure & profitability
  • Report on agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Prepare rolling cashflow forecasts
  • Prepare rolling profit and loss forecasts
  • Liaise with senior management team to produce annual budget packs
  • Monitor creditor and debtor ledgers to ensure accuracy of input
  • Oversee posting of transactions into Sage; through Creditors, Debtors, Bank & General Ledger, to ensure accurate & timely processing
  • Oversee debtor’s ledger to minimise overdue, doubtful & bad debt & maximise cash collection
  • Oversee creditors ledger to ensure suppliers are timely paid
  • Ensure Balance Sheet reconciliations are completed to a required standard
  • Travel to other offices for meetings as & when required
  • Assist with project work where required
  • Responsible for Vat treatment & integrity of Vat returns, as well as HMRC reporting



  • Ability to provide detailed excel spreadsheet modelling for analysis & forecasting purposes
  • Ability to investigate, analyse & report on the fiscal & monetary impact of Senior Management Team plans
  • Business partnering as required
  • Ability to perform reviews of policies, procedures, systems, controls (financial & business) & partner with the Senior Management Team to suggest & implement improvement changes
  • Partner with Senior Management Team to assist their understanding of financial information produced



The successful candidate will be a qualified or part qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 2 years management accountants experience gained in industry,

  • Contributes towards the Group Values
  • Resilient & robust personality, able to resolve problems & meet deadlines with an eye for detail
  • Sets clear goals and aligns job objectives to the requirements of the business. Able to prioritise own workload & multitask
  • Demonstrates flexibility by adapting work in line with changing priorities
  • Demonstrates strong organisational & analytical skills
  • Supports colleagues by responding effectively and efficiently to requests for help & information. Proactively provides data as needed.
  • Questions and where appropriate challenges the status quo to ensure continuous improvement
  • Actively participates in team working to ensure organisational and team goals are effectively met
  • Sets challenging standards for self and others where appropriate, seeking feedback and giving feedback constructively
  • Is aware of best practice in area of expertise and works towards this by demonstrating, applying and sharing knowledge
  • Builds trust and develops a reputation for reliability by following through with actions as agreed
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

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