Management Accountant - Recurring Revenue

Bath, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
07 May 2021
Experience level
Part qualified
DescriptionRole Purpose

The role reports into the Commercial Finance Business Partner for recurring and digital content revenue. This role is responsible for the financial completeness of the ledger both P&L and B/S, working to a tight month-end timetable, for recurring and digital content revenue and associated cost of sales and overheads. This role would be a subject matter expert on the posting flows within his/ her area. This role will also provide key support to the Financial Planning and Analysis cycle.

Key Accountabilities

Core Responsibilities
  • Post accruals, prepayment and deferred revenue journals.
  • Interrogate the integrity of the ledger and reconcile transactions to linked ERP and reporting tools and softwares.
  • Close the P&L to a tight timetable.
  • Provide commentary and variance analysis on month-end numbers.
  • Complete and review Balance Sheet Reconciliations and identify risk.
  • Review associated AR and Cashbook postings.
  • Be a key contact for external auditors and interim and year-end audit deliverables.
  • Engage with the business and operational teams, to ensure robustness of the ledger and record to report function.
  • Support the commercial finance team during the annual planning process.
  • Deliver appropriate reporting/analysis to the business as required.
  • Review the work of an Accounts Assistant

  • Graduate with Accounting & Finance or relevant work experience
  • Experience of month-end close to a tight timetable
  • Ownership of B/S reconciliations
  • Strong MS Office skills including Excel (including pivot tables, macros and vlookups), Word and Powerpoint skills, as well as Google Sheets/docs
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to quickly absorb and proactive approach to work
  • An enquiring mind with strong analysis and numerical ability
  • The ability to be both a team player and able to work using your own initiative
  • An ability to work in an environment that changes at pace

Desirable Skills And Experience
  • An understanding of the media business desirable and or recurring revenues
  • Part qualified accountant working towards a professional qualification: e.g. CIMA, ACCA.

BenefitsWhat will I get in return:As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:
  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are FutureConnectors. Creators. Experience Makers

Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions, through expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people's lives.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women's lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us...

But a stellar heritage isn't enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we're exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for - our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don't have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let's do this!To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & DiversityAt Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers.

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