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Management Accountant

£35,000 - £40,000
Hunts Cross
Watsham Consulting

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Management Accountant - 12 month Maternity Cover Contract

  • Job Title: Management Accountant
  • Location: Speke, Liverpool
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
  • Job type: Maternity Cover - 12 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Start: March / April 2020
Watsham Consulting is partnering with a UK top ten house builder who design and build quality homes across the nation. Due to a member of the team going on maternity leave in June 2020, they're actively seeking a newly or part qualified Management Accountant to complete a 12 month fixed term contract.

The purpose of the Management Accountant role is to provide finance support to the Regional Finance Director through the production of timely and accurate management and financial information.

This 12 month maternity cover contract will suit a Management Accountant who has previously produced a full set of Management Accounts - P&L, balance sheet, cashflow forecast, journals and commentary (budgets vs actuals). Advanced excel skills are also essential.


Month End Accounting
  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts for the region within agreed timescales
  • Undertake regional balance sheet reconciliations and own the resolution of issues
  • Process journals and ensure appropriate approvals are in place;
  • Support the review of all budget and forecast variances through the production of monthly variance reports
Cash Management
  • Coordination of all aspects of cash reporting and the identification of risks and opportunities for both revenue and cost
  • Provide timely cash reporting and variance analysis at a regional and site level
  • Support the central finance team and treasury with all adhoc cash reporting requests
Profit Management
  • Produce reports on monthly marketing spend by site versus budget/forecast and review with sales teams to challenge and reforecast. Identify opportunities for savings.
  • Support the monthly / quarterly site review process by providing financial information at a site level against CapEx, Budget and Forecast for all schemes
  • Support the reforecast process and annual budgeting process
  • Support the annual year-end audit process
Management Information
  • Collation of adhoc reporting information as and when requested by senior management
  • Produce and maintain other finance specific reports in relation to sales security, stock, sales type analysis and cost tracking
  • Prepare monthly Build WIP Analysis and use this to aid in setting and actively controlling WIP on site to within the threshold levels
  • Support the Partnerships and Land department with financial modeling for new opportunities

Skills and Abilities
  • Qualified Management Accountant (No Post Qualified Experience required) or Part Qualified Management Accountant - ACCA / CIMA / ACA
  • Advanced Excel skills - Vlookups and Pivot Tables minimum
  • Able to prioritise own workload and manage time in order to meet deadlines
  • Experience of completing a full set of Management Accounts, not just assisting
Key Attributes:
  • Ability to liaise with external and internal contacts at all levels of seniority
  • Good verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team and across functions
Management Accountant - 12 month Maternity Cover Contract - Speke, Liverpool

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