Head of Management Accounts

Head of Management Accounts

Job Title: Head of Management Accounts
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: 10/08/2017
Reference: 10093/001_1502362526
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 10, 2017 11:55

Job Description

Resourcery Group are working on behalf of a leading Professional Services business based in Manchester to identify and recruit a Head of Management Accounts. The role would best suit a Finance Manager or Financial Controller with experience of working in a profession or business/financial services sector who has prior responsibility for the P&L and Balance Sheet. All applicants must possess a keen eye for detail.

The Head of Management Accounts works closely with the senior executive and is a important part of a well-established senior management team helping provide enhanced visibility and drive profitability of the business. The Head of Management Accounts plays a central role in enhancing commercial and operational decision making and as such the successful applicant needs to be able to work with a number of senior, often competing, stakeholders. The role is an expansive one.

Managing a small but capable team, the Head of Management Accounts will:

  • oversee the production of the monthly management accounts as well as take responsibility for the preparation of the year end group statutory accounts and the statutory financial audit,
  • produce the monthly Board packs and present to the operational Board,
  • take responsibility for the annual budget process ensuring sound understanding of drivers of cross disciplines,
  • oversee the preparation of VAT returns, ensure compliance and accurate reporting of Corporation, Personal and Indirect taxes,
  • provide senior stakeholders and budget holders with detailed analysis of performance including supporting commentaries explain variances against budget,
  • Cash flow forecasting, KPI setting and management, scenario planning, working capital management, profitability analysis, trend analysis, statistical reviews are all part of the day-to-day responsibilities,
  • develop a small but capable team coaching and mentoring them to maximise their potential,
  • implement and improve process and controls ensuring the finer details in finance are correct.

Suitable applicants will be:

  • CIMA, ACCA, ACA Qualified
  • Have experience of working in a similar role be it Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Head of Finance, Head of Management Accounts
  • Be able to demonstrate driving a P&L through provision of commercial insight and establish robust internal and external relationships with key cross-functional stakeholders
  • Possess a keen eye for detail ensuring accounts balance and the finer details are correct.