Assistant Management Accountant

2022-05-18 10:12:542022-08-02Zachary Daniels
Job TypePermanent
LocationManchester, Greater Manchester
AreaNorth West, UKNorth WestUKManchester, Greater Manchester
Salary£30000.00 - £38000 per annum
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserZachary Daniels
Job RefBBBH24513_1652868774

Finance Analyst | Part Qualified | International Lifestyle Brand


Up to £38,000 + Study support + Benefits

London Hybrid working | 1 day in office

This is a really great opportunity for an ambitious and driven part qualified aspiring accountant. The role requires for experience of high-volume. Our client has over 300 stores and in this role & team, all aspects of the retail finance falls within your team.

This role reports into the Senior Finance Manager and will offer you all the support and development for progression in the team!

What does your team cover?

As part of a sub-team of four, you will have ownership of retail costs (payroll, property, controllable costs and capex) and central costs.

Your responsibility for Month end

  • Prepare and post period end journal entries ensuring accurate recording of all costs in a timely manner.
  • Complete robust balance sheet reconciliations to agreed deadlines with all reconciling items investigated and resolved promptly.
  • Investigate and prepare narrative explaining variances to budget and prior year for key expense categories.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager: Retail with the preparation of reporting to communicate performance to the management team.

Relationships - Business partnering

  • Identify drivers of overspend, prepare ad hoc analysis and develop recommendations to reduce finance risk.
  • Development and mature stakeholder relationships across the Retail team and with central department Heads.
  • Support the budgeting and forecast process, liaising closely with the Commercial Finance team.

Compliance and controls

  • Significant involvement in the year-end process, preparation of deliverables for the audit and key contact for the auditors during the audit process.
  • Support the preparation of statutory statistical filings in the UK and overseas.
  • Support the development of a robust control environment by continuously identifying opportunities to improve financial systems and processes and by implementing these changes.


  • Ongoing non-business as usual project work within the finance team as and when required.


  • Studying for a recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ACA).
  • Minimum 3 years experience working within a Finance team in a high-volume environment.
  • Retail industry experience preferable but not essential.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and a desire to drive improvements in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial business.
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills including advanced Excel with a strong attention to detail.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Holiday allowance
  • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
  • Pension scheme

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