Independent Vetcare

Management Accountant- Mainland Europe

Keynsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 43,177.00 per year
21 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
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Management Accountant- Mainland Europe

IVC Evidensia UK


Temporary, Full time

Up to £43,177

Posted on 19/07/2021

Management Accountant (FTC 12 Months)

Salary: Up to £43,177 p/a

Location: Support Operations Centre & Remote Working

About IVC Evidensia...

IVC Evidensia is proud to be Europe's leading veterinary care provider based in 12 different countries; UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Spain. IVC Evidensia has revenues of over £1.3bn and over 1600 veterinary surgeries. IVC Evidensia operates a high growth model, looking to acquire 300 sites per annum across all countries.

About the role...

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Management Accountant, for a 12 month fixed term contract to support our Mainland Europe Finance Team. Whilst it is a Fixed Term Contract role - the team has expanded considerably, and the business has experienced continued success in the pandemic. A lot can happen in 12 months!

This Management Accountant role sits within the Mainland Europe Integration team, the focus of the team is embedding the new acquisitions to align with the accounting policies and processes of the IVC Evidensia Management Accounts team until successfully integrated, at which point the accounting for the clinics is handed over to the relevant BAU Management Accounts team. Working initially on Belgium acquisitions the role itself requires a flexible approach as it's likely that the post holder will either need to work acquisitions for other countries, depending on pipeline, or alternatively move across to the BAU team with the clinics once BAU ready.

This role, and the acquisitions team generally are fundamental to the company's group strategy of Acquire, Build and Create. The post-holder will be accountable for the timely and accurate production of new acquisition P&L's and Balance Sheets, and the ultimate handover or transfer of the clean ledgers to the BAU Management Accounting team.

Key responsibilities:
  • Sales reconciliations and working with the in country team and other Shared Service Centre stakeholders to manage and understand the drivers for control accounts and debtors walk balances
  • Ownership and production of clinic P&L's, Balance Sheet reconciliations, identifying risks and opportunities, to include liaison with in country teams where appropriate
  • Providing results commentary to the in country team and SMAM
  • Supporting the in country team with queries and processes
  • Identify and recommend process improvements to ensure efficient and fit for purpose
  • Support on audit and audit queries
  • Support the wider acquisitions team as required
  • Month end reporting to include creating and posting journals
  • P&Ls production and Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Supporting in country team
  • Identifying areas where it might be possible to create efficiencies

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Management Accounting role in similar sized business. We are looking for someone who has the ability to adapt and be flexible, the Integration team portfolio of countries is constantly changing so the post-holder will need to be able to react to the needs of the business. You will have excellent IT skills including excel, and experience of Open Accounts would be an advantage but not essential. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail and an enquiring nature to be able to confidently deal with the variety of different challenges presented by each territory. You will have a proven ability to build strong relationships both within the SSC and with the wider in country team. European Language skills are desirable, IVC Evidensia have a presence in several European countries

In return...

We're proud of the diversity of the people within our business and do our utmost to ensure every member of the group feels happy and comfortable in their place of work. True to our values, we care about our employees and genuinely want our teams to have the best experience at work possible. With this in mind, here is what you can expect to receive in terms of benefits, whilst working for IVC Evidensia.

You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, your annual leave will also increase with length of service. You will work with friendly teams and a great office environment that allows us to bring our dogs to work. What's more you'll also benefit from supportive wellbeing programmes and a discount portal. There are more benefits - to explore these, please visit:

How to apply: To apply for this role, please send your CV to

Closing date: 23 rd July 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 26 th 2021

Initially the post will be remote based. Our long-term vision is that once things get back to (the new) normal, we will embrace a hybrid way of working. Therefore once circumstances allow, this role will be a weekly blend of working at our Central Support Office in Keynsham and remote working.

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