Trainee Management Accountant

  • Broxtowe, Nottingham (NG8)
  • £22k - 24k per year + Study Support Package

Trainee Management Accountant Job Spec

Base Location: Phoenix Park, Nottingham

Salary: Negotiable £22,000-£24,000 dependant on experience


  • Production of monthly management accounts in the form of a MA pack including profit and loss account, balance sheet and KPI analysis on business performance for pre-determined operating Company within the reporting timetable.
  • Review and analysis of monthly performance for each reporting branch within the relevant operating Company.
  • Presenting the performance of each branch to the Group Financial Controller, Group Finance Manager and Regional Directors on a monthly basis.
  • Reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts and profit and loss account analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare and post month end journals for accruals, prepayments, accrued income, accrued payroll costs, depreciation & amortisation.
  • Posting of weekly/fortnightly/4weekly/monthly payroll journals for employees paid by the relevant branch.
  • Liaise with Branch and Regional Managers to improve performance where possible.
  • Working closely with the Branch and Regional Managers to prepare the annual budget.
  • Liaise with payroll, purchase ledger and sales ledger departments to ensure that all financial transactions are correctly recorded, executed and monitored.
  • Liaise with auditors in the provision of information for the audit each year.
  • Assist in the preparation of the year end statutory financial statements.
  • Prepare and submit forms for National Statistics.
  • Various ad-hoc projects required by the Group Finance Manager/Group Financial Controller.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Be keen to pursue a career in accounting with a view to undertake study towards becoming a fully qualified accountant such as ACCA or CIMA.

  • Previous experience in or exposure to accounting such as a placement year.

  • Strong performance in numerate A levels/university degree or AAT.

  • Be a team player with strong analytical and logical problem-solving skills.

  • Good IT skills including intermediate level of use of Excel.

  • Take responsibility of own duties and be enthusiastic to take on new challenges.

  • Be well presented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail with a high concern of accuracy.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.

  • Appreciate the demands of working in a growing business.

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