Management Accountant

Gatwick, UK
Competitive salary
28 Feb 2024
28 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy – and directly advise the owners and management teams leading them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Working with every department at BDO, our Finance team helps us meet relevant legal requirements that ensure our firm operates effectively in a tightly-regulated field. They implement strategies that help us innovate – like combining new technology with traditional financial processes to make us even more digital. As part of this friendly team, you’ll enjoy flexible hours and have opportunities to take responsibility for the delivery of quality work. With your colleagues behind you, you’ll embrace change, new ideas and have an impact on the future of our firm.

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The purpose of this role is to assist with the monthly Management Accounts process and other ad-hoc financial reporting. In this busy and rewarding role you’ll also:

  • Assist in the running and ensure timely distribution of financial reports for the business.
  • Run Monthly Costs Analysis Reports & GL drill down reports for Strategic Business Units.
  • Be responsible for the monthly payroll journal processing and reconciliations.
  • Be responsible for a range of monthly balance sheet and P&L reconciliations within the team (examples are likely to include payroll, WIP, WIP expenses, accruals).
  • Month end management of the balance sheet accruals, identifying risks and opportunities which can be actioned in a timely manner
  • Handle and resolve complex management accounts queries.
  • Review and post WIP transfers, recharges and other GL mis-postings.
  • Assist in the implementation of key financial and reporting processes where necessary.
  • Establish, maintain and post journals.
  • Ensure Management Accounting processes are documented and review regularly.

You'll be someone with:

  • ACA/ACCA finalist or qualified
  • Proven experience in a similar accounts function
  • Analytical and numerical ability – able to analyse and interpret data
  • Excellent planning and organising skills – able to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Able to prioritise own workload to meet business needs
  • Experience with explaining financial information to people with less accounting knowledge.
  • Attention to detail when producing data, reports, or other analysis

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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