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Management Accountant

(9 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Here at Punch we currently have an interim opportunity to provide robust management accounting services to the business and to assist the wider finance team with accounting and project support. The role is initially a nine-month fixed term contract.

Key Accountabilities

  • Periodic production of finance P&L reports, at all levels from outlet to top company
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and control for trading companies
  • Support the production of the periodic finance pack
  • PDM P&L query process
  • Provide appropriate challenge to stakeholders to ensure the integrity and accuracy of financial outputs
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure all trading accounts meet group consolidation and security net requirements
  • Provide support with the annual round of statutory accounting and tax requirements
  • Continuous improvement of reporting to deliver performance messages
  • Support to the budgeting process, including P&L line analysis and divisional/regional/area modelling
  • Support to forecasting, including P&L line analysis and regional/territory/area modelling
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required

Typical Outputs

  • Periodic P&L accounts, cost reporting and balance sheet reconciliations
  • PDM P&L query answers
  • Periodic/quarterly/annual reporting
  • Periodic/quarterly/annual support to the statutory reporting cycle – audit packs, stat packs and tax assessments
  • Other analysis and reporting as required

Person Specification
Competency Requirements

  • Self-motivated; able to work on own initiative
  • Well organised, capable of meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Able to accurately analyse high volumes of data
  • Able to communicate complex ideas clearly in words as well as figures

Technical/Professional Expertise Desired

  • Qualified accountant desired however will also consider those towards the end of their qualification
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills
  • Experience of JDE and Business Objects an advantage

Closing date: Thursday 26th July 2018

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