Management Accountant (“MA”)

The MA has the primary task of preparing accurate, timely and informative management information for our clients along with any associated compliance work (VAT returns etc). This requires technical knowledge, attention to detail and an ability to organise a workload without relying on others for regular guidance and direction.

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The more detailed services completed by the MA are that of carrying out bookkeeping work, posting supplier invoices, credit notes and pre-coded expenses forms (either directly to the accounting software or via our online accounting portal), preparation of management reports (including but not limited to profit and loss account, balance sheet, management letter commentary and supporting schedules), preparation of VAT returns, EC sales lists, Intrastat returns, CIS reporting and preparation of supporting files in relation to these, the resolution of any review points raised by managers as part of our quality control process, and provision of these deliverables in an accurate and timely way.

The role requires significant interaction with the Blick Rothenberg team and with client staff. In the Global Services team there will be interaction with Financial Administrators who may work on the same clients and Client Managers who will review the work completed before it is delivered to clients. A good MA will communicate with these individuals on a regular basis to be sure that information is shared but will take personal responsibility for the work they are completing rather than rely on these other individuals. Contacts at the client will range from purchase ledger clerks to CFOs. As such the Management Accountant will need to be confident in communicating with people at all levels. This communication may be written, in which case it would need to be clear and concise as a number of our clients do not have English as a first language, but should wherever possible be verbal so individuals need to be confident dealing with the clients over the phone.

Each MA is assigned a portfolio of work. However it is inevitable there will be times when clients will be demanding in their requirements and as a client focused business we will always try and react to this. An MA should be able to deal with such requirements on their own portfolio in a timely manner, identify and highlight when they need assistance and be prepared to assist others throughout the firm.

All work that the Management Accountant completes should be done with reference to the Blick Rothenberg values, commitments to client service and the level 1 competencies.

A good Management Accountant will be a technically competent accountant, will understand the client’s business and will analytically self-review their work prior to presenting it to the client manager for review together with matters highlighted for the manager’s attention. They will continually be perceptive to their clients’ circumstances and technical/compliance issues, highlighting these to team colleagues.

An excellent MA will provide best possible solutions by conscientiously testing alternatives, examining facts and thinking through matters. They will encourage a high level of performance in both themselves and others and be proactive in their approach to issues.

An outstanding MA should be seeking to develop their interpersonal and technical skills to the stage where they consistently minimise the quality assurance aspect of the client managers on their clients and consistently demonstrate a willingness to deliver excellent client service. This will allow the opportunity to be considered for promotion to the role of Senior Management Accountant or Client Manager.

Each MA will report to several Client Managers in relation to their portfolio of clients and to their Line Manager on all other matters. An MA's development will be the responsibility of their Line Manager, with the development of the MAs as a collective overseen by a director.

If you wish to apply (or require any further information) for any of the positions - applications can be submitted by emailing your CV (with covering letter) to: careers@blickrothenberg.com