Senior Management Accountant

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May 08, 2024
Jun 01, 2024
Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You will be able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve clients' deliverables.

The Management Accountant is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of monthly management accounts for AKQA's London and Sweden offices. This role requires strong technical skills, operational awareness, flexibility to handle various tasks, and a proactive approach to day-to-day issues. The Management Accountant reports to the Finance Manager for both locations.

  • Preparation of the monthly Flash Income Statement including the ability to analyse accounts and understand activity within the month providing commentary on all material variances.
  • Monthly review of the balance sheet and explanation of variances against previous quarters.
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations - including ability to investigate reconciling items and ensuring correct classification of assets and liabilities.
  • Submit all WPP group reporting submissions using ERP software (SAP BFC/Cartesis) and meet deadlines.
  • Preparing monthly month end packs for both studios.
  • Monthly Intercompany reconciliation ensuring intercompany accounts have been reported and agreed between parties in a timely basis. Be able to provide a synopsis for any mismatches at month end.
  • Raise monthly intercompany invoices for both studios.
  • Perform bank reconciliations in multiple currencies.
  • Prepare and process month end journals/reclassifications.
  • Perform reconciliations from the general ledger to the management accounts.
  • Approve coding for invoices.
  • Set up and maintain new Beneficiaries in our Finance System (MAS/Sage500).
  • Prepare a monthly Gift Register.
  • Assist with internal and external audits - collating audit requests.
  • Ad hoc duties as required.

  • 7 - 10 years' experience in a Management Accountant role / similar is essential - with specific experience of having prepared monthly cost analysis.
  • CIMA / ACCA Part Qualified desirable but not essential.
  • Strong excel skills, Experience of Sage 500 and BFC/Cartesis, preferable but not essential.
  • Professional excellence: advanced written and verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail; high level of numeracy.
  • Proven planning and organisation skills, able to prioritise high volume workload and multitask as required to ensure completion within given time frames.
  • Presentation skills - ability to contribute to and deliver considered concise and relevant presentations to colleagues and clients.
  • Teamwork: proactively provide assistance to teammates outside of regular day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Quick to learn and adaptable to changing work allocation.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and reconciliation skills.
  • Proactive /enthusiastic with a can-do attitude.

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA's ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.