Management Accountant - temporary - Edinburgh

Industry & Commerce - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 2992 Date Posted: Wednesday 11 Sep 2019
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An opportunity has arisen for a temporary management accountant in a high energy, high performance team on a day rate basis for 4-6 months

The Role 

Due to recent restructuring, this newly created role within the finance team is a hand-on analytical finance role involved in delivering the month end process, using data to identify key financial trends and insight into variances, supporting the development of annual budgets and forecasts and therefore ensuring the finance team has quality data at its disposal with which to help shape business strategies and decisions. 

The Company 

An easily accessible in a growing company in the west of Edinburgh. Free onsite parking and good public transport links. 

The Role 

  • Delivery of the month end process including, but not restricted to, preparation and review of journals, preparation of management accounts together with variance analysis against budget and forecast; 
  • Ownership of the balance sheet reconciliations for the business partnering team; 
  • Utilising the insights from monthly variance analysis to prepare rolling forecasts for the Business Partners profit centers; 
  • Detailed investigation of month end variances through collection and analysis of data from business objects, SAP and other data sources across the airport; 
  • Contribute to analysis activity as required by the Business Partnering team to provide financial modelling that supports and challenges key business strategies and decisions; 
  • Liaising with external auditors to ensure completion of the annual audit; 
  • Support the planning and execution of annual budget and reforecasts process; 
  • Monitoring the monthly financial performance of the business through attending weekly business performance meetings; 

The Person 

  • Part Qualified Accountant, Qualified or QBE
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the finance team 
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office and a good working knowledge of accounting systems in a large organization
  • Ability to analyse diverse financial and operational data and produce concise analysis and recommendations
  • Financial modelling skills preferable 
  • Experience in management reporting, planning and budgeting skills
  • Strong analytical skills and numeracy, working to high levels of accuracy
  • Organisation and prioritization of workload to meet strict deadlines 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills
  • High levels of drive and personal commitment to achieve success
  • Motivated self-started with a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Remains calm when under pressure and when working to deadlines
  • A strong team player, with a desire to make a significant contribution to the finance department