Management Accountant

  • Job Reference: MF80
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: Ampthill, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you a qualified accountant with experience within a manufacturing business? Do you have a demonstrated track record of implementing new MIS and business partnering?

Advancing People Recruitment Specialists are recruiting for a Management Accountant for a market leading, manufacturer in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business to support the FD to partner senior management in making critical business decisions and planning to ensure business growth and long term success.


  • Determine what information is needed by management and explain numbers to non-financial managers in a way they can understand and action
  • Take a financial lead with Financial Director in departmental and inter-departmental meetings
  • Gather and analyse financial information for corporate accounting, including preparing and publishing a timely monthly management pack detailing budgets, variances, forecasts, risks identified - providing insightful and commercial analysis to minimise and manage risks, suggesting improvements
  • Support budgeting and funding activities
  • Explain to management the financial consequences of business decisions, including advising on the financial implications of projects
  • Monitor spending and financial controls
  • Ensure quality control and compliance through conducting internal business audits, developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • As MIS super user, empower others to maximise value driven from MIS, suggesting updates and improvements for accounting systems
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Fixed asset register maintenance
  • Act as Data Controller as per Data Protection Act
  • Additional duties as necessary
  • Deputise for the Financial Director as directed by the CEO

Person Specification:

  • Qualified - CIMA, ACCA or ACA
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing business
  • Proven recent and relevant experience as a management accountant in a commercial SME environment
  • Excellent knowledge and application of financial and accounting software, MS Office and experience of MIS and/or ERP systems
  • Deep understanding and application of data privacy standards
  • Excellent critical thinker, researcher and problem solver with high attention to detail and accuracy


In return our client is offering a salary of £45,000 to £50,000 and a range of benefits. This is a full time, permanent position with great prospects for progression within a forward thinking and expanding company.

Advancing People Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency.