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8 months ago
Prospects 4 Corporate Travel
Salary: Up to £47.5k
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: Finance Jobs

Management Accountant - Travel Industry, London, Salary up to £47,500

Our client is an expanding Travel organisation that delivers business innovating solutions for its partners. Reporting to the Financial Controller and working alongside 6 finance assistants, the Management Accountant will be responsible to analyse and report actionable information to a wide audience providing business support through financial planning and analysis.

Responsibilities of the Management Accountant are as follows:

  • Preparation of group monthly reporting pack
  • Responsible for revenue “closing activities” (e.g. calculation of accrued/ deferred revenues;) and all revenue reporting and variance analysis (with increased emphasis on YoY analysis by product/customer)
  • Development of new business models; reports; data extracts, “what if” analysis etc. on and ad hoc basis as required.
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual ABTA and CAA returns
  • Responsible for complete management of consolidated budgeting (annually) and forecasting (biannually) processes for all group all entities and ensuring maximum participation across the business.
  • Responsible for ensuring that key gross margin / cost areas for the Group are properly monitored and that management has full financial performance visibility at all times
  • Hold monthly meetings with line of business managers to review actual performance against budget
  • Make recommendations to LOB and other executive managers as to corrective action where necessary.
  • Conduct cost reviews etc. as required by executive management from time to time
  • Support FC in preparation of business cases in support of proposed business initiatives (e.g. IT projects; new commercial initiatives etc.)
  • Review of new commercial contract account applications for credit checking purposes and provide financial review support
  • In conjunction with the Financial Controller and Financial Accountant continuously monitor departmental efficiencies and internal controls and respond to breakdowns/identified weaknesses
  • Coordinate systems enhancements/changes (e.g. Sage; CRM; BI tool); lead change projects
  • Together with the FC and Financial Accountant manage relationship with Operations and IT team ensuring that Finance’s needs are properly communicated and managed / prioritised.

The skills required for the Management Accountant role are as follows:

  • ACCA / CIMA qualified
  • 5 years experience of working as a Management Accountant within the Travel Industry
  • Must be a finance professional with a strong commercial emphasis and understanding that finance is an ‘enabler’ to improve and drive business growth and efficiency and not a ‘blocker’.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal – with the ability to communicate financial matters to managers at all levels
  • Consistent track record of taking ownership and making things happen
  • Strong ability to take initiative and “self-start” when necessary
  • Highly analytical and detail oriented
  • Proactive, process- and results-driven, able to set priorities right and committed to deadlines
  • Highly proficient in Excel and with systems generally

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