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Management Accountant - 12 Month FTC

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Internal use only - Grade F

About us.

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, adhering to strict reporting deadlines
  • Cost centre variance analysis of actuals, budget, forecast and prior year, ensuring findings are accurately represented and clearly communicated to all stakeholders
  • Cost centre monthly reports produced, providing a clear, concise and timely review of financial performance
  • Balance sheet account reconciliation and sign off to ensure control and compliance and accuracy
  • P&L and cash actual preparation, assisting with forecasts and variance analysis
  • Financial support for non-finance business managers, delivering insight and clarity of financial outputs
  • Budget/forecasting support, working with the Commercial Finance teams to assist the budget and forecasting process
  • Maintain, develop and simplify processes and controls
  • PO approval admin, review and challenge all aspects of cost to ensure strict adherence to the relevant budget and forecast
  • Adhoc reporting working closely with all teams across finance and the wider business as required
  • Management of one direct report

About you.

  • Qualified accountant with strong, up to date technical knowledge of IFRS.
  • First class analytical skills, able to interpret complex data and associated non-numeric information
  • Must be an advanced Excel user, able to quickly choose what functionality and data structure is appropriate for the task in hand
  • Exceptional interpersonal and diplomacy skills, and the ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders to director level
  • Naturally curious and proactive in investigating anomalies, risks, errors etc and suggesting opportunities for improvement
  • Well-developed administration and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise own workload and flag challenges
  • Able to rise to the challenge when working to tight deadlines under pressure with conflicting priorities

Some of our benefits.

  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a one-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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