Management Accounts Team Leader - Gatwick

Competitive salary
07 Oct 2021
07 Nov 2021
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Contract type
Full time
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Ideas| People| Trust

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

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.

The purpose of this role is to manage the production of monthly Management Accounts and internal controls for the Management Accounts team.

The key objectives of the BDO LLP Finance department are:

  • to protect and enhance the Department and the Firm’s reputation through rigorous compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • to enable the business to improve decision making through the provision and interpretation of accurate, timely and relevant management information
  • to support the business with accurate, timely and efficient transaction processing
  • to adopt a digital mindset to enable our people to develop our processes to become more efficient and to utilise technology solutions to continuously improve

We’ll help you succeed


  • Manage the monthly management accounts processing
  • Ensure all accruals and prepayments are accurately recorded
  • Review all other journals processed
  • Manage the month end process and ensure this is completed accurately
  • Prepare Management Accounts and key cost/ variance reports
  • Manage accurate distribution of Management Accounts
  • Maintain strong working relationships with the SBU Directors and Lead Partners
  • Ensure ad-hoc reporting agrees to monthly financial data
  • Prepare statutory financial information required for the year end accounts
  • Implement key financial and reporting processes where necessary
  • Handle and resolve complex management accounts queries.
  • Perform other ad-hoc financial work as required
  • Liaise with the firm’s auditors and with other key functions of the firm when required
  • Lead, motivate and develop team
  • Conduct performance management, including annual and interim appraisals, for team.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations
  • Other Ad-Hoc tasks

Key stakeholders include:

  • Leadership Team
  • SBU Directors
  • SBU Finance contacts
  • Finance senior managers and Head of Finance

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. 

We’re looking for some one with:

Technical knowledge and professional qualifications

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with 3+ years PQE
  • Management Accounts or Financial Accounts experience within a professional services organisation
  • Team management experience
  • Commitment to delivering exceptional client service to internal stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and numerical ability – able to analyse and interpret data, evaluate data and make recommendations
  • Ability to carry out and understand reconciliations
  • Excellent planning and organising skills – able to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Hands on approach
  • Attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
  • Knowledge of Workday advantageous
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills (VBA coding skills would be beneficial)
  • Process improvement, including basic project management, planning & organization skills

We’re in it together

At BDO,we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited.We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review renumeration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications,we also provide the following benefits,as standard:

  • 25 days’ holiday;
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • and income protection insurance.

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different so, we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform,Flexcel,means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to designabenefitpackagethat best suitsthem. Through Flexcel, they can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on private medical, personal accident,dental insurance or travel insurance;
  • enrol in our Bike to Works cheme;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • takean online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our 17 UK locations, more than 6,000 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals.Together, they’ refuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest inour people.That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.

Are you ready to join them?

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

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