Management Accountant

02 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
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Mallow & Marsh make great tasting marshmallow based treats that are a little bit special.

Founded in late 2013 we're one of the UK's fastest growing challenger confectionery brands. Stocked in over 4,000 stores nationally and pushing on £4m of sales, we are defying the rules and are one of the '20%' of Food & Drink Start Ups going from strength to strength 5 years on.

So what's the key to our success? Our marshmallows are handmade in Yorkshire, using only natural flavours, whisked to gooey perfection and cut into tasty treats our customers love. We provide a truly distinct offering of impulse bars, sharing pouches and gifting boxes to suit the wider confectionery category.

With a strong and diverse team of 12, we love surprising people with how good our marshmallow really is.

The Role

We're on the lookout for a highly talented, detail orientated and commercially aware Management Accountant. You will be reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations and will be supported through your accountancy qualifications.

Based in Camden, London, this is a full time role where you will be part of a growing team that will support the company's growth and expansion plans. The role will suit a self-starter with a hands-on approach and excellent analytical and numeracy skills. This is an incredible opportunity for a junior finance professional looking to broaden their skillset and make a difference in a start-up environment.

Key responsibilities:

Management accounting
  • Ownership of the month end processes including preparation, analysis and commentary of monthly accounts (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow forecast)
  • Assistance with and preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing full P&L reporting analysis versus budget and forecast
  • Calculating monthly KPIs for management reporting dashboards

Financial analysis
  • Weekly revenue reporting
  • Commercial finance analysis to aid decision making across the company, including sales, marketing, product and supply chain
  • Assisting with other ad hoc pieces of analysis into cost centre and departmental spend

Financial accounting
  • Performing the accounts payable function - processing purchase orders and invoices, supplier statement reconciliation and dealing with supplier queries
  • Performing the accounts receivable function - processing sales invoices, customer remittance reconciliation and chasing outstanding debt
  • Responsible for VAT returns and overseeing statutory submissions
  • Preparation and tracking of monthly accruals and prepayments
  • Managing employee expenses process and approvals
  • Oversee outsourced payroll process
  • Bank reconciliations

Other activities
  • Assisting with the implementation of new systems, processes and controls
  • Control and management of company assets
  • Managing and resolving challenges in Xero
  • Identifying more efficient ways of working within both the finance and wider team

We want someone who:
  • Is a Part Qualified Finance Professional (ACCA, CIMA or AAT)
  • Has experience of a finance function in FMCG, retail or consumer sectors
  • Wants to develop within a finance function and grow with the business
  • Likes solving problems
  • Has strong attention to detail
  • Good Excel, highly numerate and a natural flair for systems
  • Experience using an accounting software, such as Xero
  • Has an ability to work in an ever-changing, entrepreneurial start up
  • Is self-aware, open to feedback and willing to try new things
  • Must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of what it takes to work in a start-up

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