Robert Half

Assistant Management Accountant

West End
£20000 - £25000 per annum
24 Oct 2012
21 Nov 2012
Chris Henson
Job Role
Contract Type
Assistant Management Accountant


Leading Restaurant Chain

Job Details

Job Title :Assistant Management Accountant
Reports to:Senior Management Accountant

Job Overview

*Is responsible for variable costs accounting for all sites
*Period end and weekly reporting responsibilities
*Close liaison with the operations team, with operations, and labour reporting responsibilities
*Adhoc projects and overtime greater involvement in other areas of the business
*Providing key support for all members of the management and finance team.
*The role will suit someone who is good at taking responsibility, managing deadlines, good communication skills and likes to take initiative.

3. Principle Accountabilities

Variable costs:
*To have a full understanding of all variable cost lines, and how these relate to the business. These include Electricity, gas, water, trade waste, licencing, I.T support and repairs, amongst others.
*The individual will work with the ops team and shared service centre to ensure that we account and provide for costs correctly.
*Maintain P&L helpdesk to answer queries on variable costs from the restaurants and operations team.
*Set up budget and forecast schedules for the key variables lines, and ensuring costs are fully understood, documented and sense checked.
*Period end processes and procedures to be improved and streamlined to ensure costs are accounted for efficiently, on a timely basis and are accurate.
*Liaising with shared service centre to recover duplicate payments, amend duplicate postings etc.

Balance sheet reconciliations
*Maintain Balance sheet accounts to ensure they are clean, and there are processes in place to identify mis-postings and any errors on accounts.
*Manage the collation of period end balance sheet recs
*Check that the reconciliation appear reasonable before sign off by financial controller

*Key responsibilities for reports included in the weekly reporting packs and the periodic board reports
*Daily Labour reporting and weekly operations reporting duties.
*Ensuring that reports are produced on time, error- free and sense checked.
*Adding commentary to aid understanding of reports
*Review current reports that are run and instigate improvements.

*Adhoc project work and analysis to understand the business and help provide information to key stakeholders.
*Adhoc work to be undertaken to streamline processes and reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required for Job

*University Educated with analytical degree preferable
*Part Qualified accountant CIMA/ACA/ACCA preferable or willing to undertake CIMA qualifications
*The candidate should be a self-starter, who is willing and able to take initiative
*Team player
*The holder will have good analytical skills driven by the effective use of Excel
*Good organisation and time management skills
*Meeting deadlines
*Excellent communication skills, and ability to liaise with different departments across the business.

Salary & Benefits
Salary, bonus, and 50% staff discount card

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.