Assistant Management Accountant, Media



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Large successful Media Group is looking for an Assistant Management Accountant to join its outgoing and dynamic Finance team of c.30 staff.


Reporting to the Finance Manager, duties will include:

  • Help produce timely and reliable monthly management reports
  • Preparation and posting of all month end journals, accruals, prepayments and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Liaise with the businesses to go through cost reports of projects delivered in the month.
  • Assist in the preparation of the variance analysis and commentary of actual performance in the month against the budget/forecast.
  • Able to talk the line manager through the accounts and answer questions.
  • Maintain and set up project codes in accordance with group finance policy.
  • Ensure financial information is processed in line with the Finance Department timetable
  • Help improve processes, working papers and reports as required.
  • Assist in providing deliverables for the annual audit.
  • Coding of invoices
  • Other ad-hoc analysis and tasks as required by the Finance Director e.g. revenue and cost analysis in relation to key contracts and costs, ad-hoc analysis of production costs.
  • Set up cost codes as required by the business
  • Provide support to the Accounts Receivable function, such as credit control and billing on an ad hoc basis

Candidate requirements:

  • Part qualified accountant – ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent)
  • Experience of management accounts
  • Working in a media environment would be beneficial for the role, but isn’t essential
  • An organised individual with the ability to prioritise and handle a wide range of tasks across multiple divisions
  • Strong Excel and data manipulation skills
  • Ability to create and maintain good relationships with operational managers
  • Positive, proactive and a professional attitude
  • Willingness to learn and develop in the role and throughout the wider team
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure