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Management Accountant

Location Bury St. Edmunds
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

The Vacancy

Purpose of the Role:

To undertake the preparation of monthly management accounts, consisting of the profit and loss and balance sheets in addition to the preparation of information for statutory accounts, recording of fixed assets, project tracking and payroll in line with the Group financial control framework and Group reporting timetable.

Job Description:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, including profit and loss account, balance sheet and supporting commentary
  • Preparation of monthly KPIs which support and compliment the management accounts
  • Posting and overseeing the review and approval of journal entries
  • Posting and overseeing the review and approval of journals that do not meet the predefined acceptance criteria, communicate any reason for rejection
  • Monthly preparation and management of the accruals and prepayments schedule and ensuring all accrued income is signed-off appropriately with supporting back-up
  • Responsibility for understanding and validating all aspects of the profit and loss account, explaining to stakeholders, variances in both revenue and expenditures vs budget, forecasts and prior year actuals
  • Liaise with other finance departments within Group, to ensure accuracy of the management accounts
  • Monthly preparation of full balance sheet reconciliation with full supporting commentary for review with Finance Manager
  • Monthly preparation of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Preparation of year-end audit files and liaison with external auditors
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Review of monthly payroll and FTE analysis
  • Preparation of monthly exceptionals for Finance Manager review
  • Production of monthly cashflows with forecast projections
  • Support budget and forecasting, profit and loss + cash basis
  • Communicate and build relationships with stakeholders and teams across Ardonagh
  • Ensure successful completion of training and assessment exercises as assigned from the Compliance and Training department
  • Complete recruitment, HR, training and appraisals processes
  • Team approach to deliver objectives, create strong working relationships and support team development
  • Fulfil your responsibilities in line with agreed processes to achieve agreed objectives, and in doing so, ensure compliance with the client and insurer money rules within the FCA Handbook
  • Any other duties as assigned


Key Role Accountabilities:

Functional knowledge/ technical knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge of IFRS Accounting concepts and processes
  • Strong knowledge of internal financial controls
  • Strong understanding of Chart of Accounts and cost centre structure

Business Expertise:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships needed for liaising with onshore and offshore teams

Driving continuous improvement and innovation:

  • Analytical skills needed to resolve queries of all types
  • Review and approve the continuous improvement of processes, driving simplification, standardisation, quality improvement and cost minimisation
  • Direct the management of issues and root cause analysis to reduce exceptions

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education – ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ Qualified By Experience (QBE) qualified or equivalent
  • Specialised Knowledge –CASS, IFRS, UK GAAP
  • Microsoft Excel skills to advanced level

Essential Criteria – Must be clearly demonstrated on CV

  • Experience in a broad range of general accounting functions including business and financial reporting
  • High level of expertise in overseeing and reviewing the analysis of data leading to the close of business results in agreed reporting periods
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the drive and determination to see tasks through
  • Works well in a multi-discipline team
  • Initiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulness
  • Adaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to change
  • Analytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills – individually and collaboratively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to quickly learn and work with new processes and systems
  • Ability to train others on systems and processes
  • Integrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues
  • Flexibility of working practices, priorities and hours to meet business demands

Please apply online. This role may be closed before the deadline so do not hesitate to apply.




The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance broker with global reach. We are a network of over 100 office locations and a workforce of nearly 7,000 people. Formed in 2017 and following a series of acquisitions in 2018, Ardonagh today brings together best-in-class brands including Autonet, Bishopsgate, Carole Nash, Geo Underwriting, Price Forbes, Swinton, Towergate and URIS. Our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver solutions that meet our customer needs.

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