Management Accountant:

Job Title: Management Accountant:
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH79299
Contact Name: Dora Hepworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 15, 2019 15:42

Job Description

Handle have teamed up with a Private Equity Backed Film Production Company to recruit a Management Accountant! This is an great role for a newly qualified accountant looking for a position in a creative, up-beat, production environment!

Reporting to the Finance Director, and working closely with Production Accountants for a variety of productions the Management Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the month-end close down process across the group (ensuring correct revenue recognition)
  • Monthly close down journals and balance sheet reconciliations (eg payroll journals, intercompany reconciliations, prepayments and accruals, etc).
  • Review and scrutiny of the figures. Preparation of board pack numbers for the Finance Director.
  • Overseeing the production accounts process for all live productions: working with our Head of Production on the budgets for each show; setting up internal cost managers; cash-flowing, forecasting and reconciling the cost managers with our Production Accountant; dealing with foreign currencies; and maintaining a strong relationship with Production Managers.
  • Coordinating the monthly payroll process for PAYE and self-employed staff with our outsourced payroll company.
  • Control of the group-wide petty cash position. This involves ordering and issuing floats and maintaining a live reconciliation of all current outstanding balances as well as working with the Accounts Assistant to ensure they are received in good time.
  • Working with the Accounts Assistant to ensure that credit cards are reconciled regularly.
  • Ensuring that control procedures and policies are adhered to within each production.
  • Assistance with the annual audit and first point of contact with the audit team.
  • Working with department heads to review and improve current processes in addition to investigating and amending any legacy discrepancies.
  • Mentoring of the more junior members of the finance team.

Key Skill set:

  • Newly qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA or simmilar).
  • Demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines and managing conflicting demands on time, while still delivering accurate results.
  • Passion for Production (desirable!)
  • Computer literate, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel).
  • High level of organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience of handling confidential and sensitive material.

Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.