I am supporting a large FMCG business in their search for a Management Accountant. The company have a fantastic presense in leading supermarkets as well as independent outlets. This a fantastic opportunity to play an important role as a Management Accountant reporting to the Financial Controller. Preparing the monthly management accounts pack and commentary, including preparation of reports.Communication with key department heads to track actual spend to achieve cost control, while working closely with the FP&A team providing data and feedback for the forecasting processEnsure all relevant costs are identified and allocated appropriately to provide a view of underlying profitabilityAssisting in the year end audit process, including preparation and review of the financial statementsEnsure balance sheet reconciliations are completed for all nominal codes on a monthly basis with the relevant supporting documentationReviewing financial systems and processes in order to identify improvements in those processes for more effective Financial Control in all aspects of the business. This will include implementation of controls on the newly implemented finance system as well as manual controls in the finance team and the wider business. Prepare and analyse performance across the different operations including a review of the gross margin, direct costs and any central overheadsCalculating and posting month end accruals, prepayments and other monthly journalsPrepare balance sheet and control account reconciliationsMaintenance of the Fixed Asset RegisterThe role will also provide holiday cover for the Sales Ledger Manager In terms of you… Qualified accountant (ACCA or equivalent)Previous experience in preparing management accounts including managing large amounts of data.Exposure to preparing accruals, prepayments and other adjusting entries / journalsExcellent attention to detailCollaborative team player spirit who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environmentHas the gravitas to liaise with people of all seniority.Good proficiency in Microsoft ExcelPrevious experience working within FMCG or retail.