Management Accountant
Capita plc
Durham , England , UK
9d ago

We are part of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions.

With 75,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India this is an exciting prospect for anyone looking to join Capita as it opens many doors in terms of progression opportunities in a range of sectors

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Management Accountant to join this division of Uk's leading outsourcing organisation based in Darlington on a sic month fixed term contract.

Role title : Assistant Management Accountant

Role summary

The Management Accountant role will report directly to the Finance Manager in charge of Digital Services, as well as supporting the CES Finance and Pricing Manager.

This role will be responsible for month end, accounting, accruals, controls and reports.

The Management Accountant will review and analyse information from the general ledger (and financial information provided by Transaction Processing) and performing adjustments as required.

The role will support in finalising financial information.


Work with the Business and execute the following responsibilities :

  • Perform general accounting support and month end for Digital Services and Sales.
  • Review and analyse information from the general ledger and other accounting records to ensure accuracy and completeness, and take corrective action, as appropriate
  • Perform month end reporting, including analysis of P&L entries to understand / calculate accruals and prepayments as necessary.
  • Ownership of inter-business recharges from Digital Services to split IT costs around the business
  • Tracking of marketing spend and ownership of associated tracker document to analyse spend, update forecast and manage accruals etc.
  • General Accounting support and month end
  • Axiom Forecast updates for Contracts to support FMs. This will involve working with Operations to understand what changes are required to provide an accurate and up to date Forecast.
  • Analysis of Payroll reconciliation files - to detect any overpayments / liaise with Ops / Payroll to amend pay.
  • Develop sound professional working relationships with colleagues, business staff and management, building their confidence and acquiring an understanding of the business
  • PO creation as required by the business.
  • Desktop processing (e.g. sales commissions, overtime, cost centre moves, salary changes etc.) to support Finance Manager.
  • Includes logging desktop queries to support the business where necessary.In addition, the tracking of sales commissionsDealing with Supplier invoice queries and acting as bridge between Accounts payable and Supplier.

    Running ad-hoc reports as required from SAP / Desktop and Axiom.Carries out any other reasonable duties commensurate with their capability

    Essential :

  • Prior and relevant experience as an accountant
  • Member of or studying towards being a member of a professional accounting body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, or equivalent)
  • Effectively communicate financial performance and impact to operational colleagues
  • Strong financial, analytical and communication skills
  • Comfortable with autonomous working
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Desirable :

  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of Capita financial systems and general accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of current regulations including IFRS, UK GAAP an advantage
  • Good communication and influencing skills to Senior Manager level
  • Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Excellent communication ability with people from a range of backgrounds and job types
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Capita’s values are at the heart of our business. We believe that our colleagues should be Open, Ingenious, Collaborative and Effective;
  • honest, straight-talking people who are highly intelligent and creative, who work brilliantly as part of a team or leading a team, and who never accept mediocrity.

    We’re looking for people that personify Capita’s values, who get involved in different things, deliver what they promise, take responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect their colleagues.

    And, most importantly, have fun!

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