Reporting to the Management Accounting Lead, this is a key role within the management accounting team in the LCC in Belfast, responsible for delivery of high-quality outputs to our clients, and assisting in the training and coaching of junior management accounting team members.
The successful candidate will be comfortable in a rapidly changing and growing environment and able to assist the Management Accounting Lead in the development of structure around processes and technology to support them in delivering in their roles.
Roles & responsibilities
Operational management accounting
Prepares management accounting information for final review, ensuring all work is accurate, timely, easy to follow and informative
Prepares management accounting information for review, ensuring all work is accurate, timely, easy to follow and informative.
Ensures all review points are cleared prior to final review
Consistently learns from review points in prior months, works to proactively incorporate previous review points into next month’s output
Works within budgeted timeframes to deliver, and highlights difficulties quickly to the Management Accounting Lead. Consistently aims to improve on budget
Applies technical accounting knowledge to work, highlights concern early and consults with others for solutions
Assists in ensuring effective controls are in place to maintain compliance with RSM Tax and Accounting policies and procedures
Assists in the development of 'standard’ Belfast LCC output working files that result in consistency across clients and become the 'gold standard’ for Outsourcing
Develops their own skills, knowledge and experience of management accounting and clients
Communication & meeting deadlines
Prioritises their workload effectively in order to meet month end deadlines. Identifies opportunities to front load work where possible and reduce the effort at month end
Uses effective communication methods, both written and verbal to ensure all stakeholders are kept fully informed of progress on service delivery, raising risks and issues on a timely basis
Builds a strong reputation for delivering a quality, timely product recognising that this is a key ingredient of future success with our internal clients
Builds strong stakeholder relationships and is regarded as a 'trusted advisor’
Assists in development of a strong team identity, working towards a 'right first time’ culture through their commitment to delivering a high-quality output.
Acts as a strong role model, coaches and develops junior team members to perform at their best
Willing "to roll their sleeves" up to deliver
Delegates work to junior team members and ensures delivery to deadline and of required quality
Identifies technical training needs and raises this to the Management Accounting Lead, works with them to fill the gaps
Highlights any resource challenges and escalates to the Management Accounting Lead promptly to ensure no disruption to client service
Manages their time effectively to allow for peaks e.g. month end and troughs in workload, anticipating holiday periods and ensuring adequate cover is in place
As a member of the Belfast LCC team, actively engages in cross-team initiatives with a view to delivering the overall success of the LCC
Assists in the development and maintenance of procedural documentation relevant to the management accounting team for knowledge transfer protocols
Actively looks for opportunities to increase and expand their own knowledge base and that of the team through research, on the job training and participation in continuous improvement projects
Actively identifies opportunities for efficiencies while maintaining strong internal controls and minimising risk
Personal and professional qualities
Is resilient and can work calmly and effectively under pressure
Outstanding attention to detail and takes accountability for their own work
Can manage teams of junior staff to deliver on engagements
Strong team player, works for the good of the whole of the LCC
Experienced in relationship building, adapting their style to the situation, being flexible in understanding the needs of the client and how to deliver an outstanding client experience
Ability to recognise client issues quickly, and proactively respond with a resolution
Has commercial acumen, understands the importance of budgets and corresponding fees, works in a way that helps ensure profitability targets are met
Qualified accountant with 1+ years post qualification experience
Practice / audit background preferred
ERP experience (NetSuite, Oracle, Sage etc)
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Strong client service skills
Diversity and Inclusion at RSM
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