Commercial Accountant

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    Up to £25000.00 per annum + Study support, bonus, pension, lunch

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    Sara Jackson

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    9 months ago

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Manchester United Football Club are recruiting a junior Commercial Accountant - a great role ideal for an AAT qualified or Part Qualified (CIMA/ACCA) candidate with solid management accounts preparation experience gained within a commercial environment.

Study Support with either CIMA or ACCA is a featured benefit of this role.

Reporting and supporting the Senior Finance Business Partner, the Commercial Accountant will work with the Finance Business Partners, Head of FP&A and Commercial Finance and relevant Heads of Departments and budget holders on all aspects of:
* Financial management and reporting (including Management Accounts)
* Financial compliance and awareness
* Financial planning

Specific areas of involvement and ownership:

  • Preparation, review and first level approval of monthly management accounts. Including variance analysis and preparation of relevant commentary.
  • Ownership and development of regular financial reporting into the business, balance sheets reconciliations and analysis of nominal codes.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the budgets, including: interpreting, challenging and reporting the budgets and assumptions. Working alongside the Senior Finance Business Partner, budget holders and Heads of Department.
  • Assisting in the development of KPI / improved management information and reporting.
  • Perform supplier reviews and ensure cost efficiency savings are being achieved across the business including working with the Head of Procurement.

Experience/ Key Skills & Behaviours

  • University degree ideally relevant to Accounting/Finance, AAT Qualified or Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA.
  • Ideally experience in a finance role in a similarly sized business.
  • Confident in working with stakeholders with varying financial awareness.
  • Good attention to detail whilst retaining awareness of the 'bigger picture'.
  • Ability to present and articulate financial and commercial information.
  • An ambition to learn and progress.

This is a terrific opportunity to join a fantastic team and organisation in a role which puts you on the road to being a Finance Business Partner with terrific benefits which include study support, company bonus, fantastic pension and even a free lunch.

Manchester United Football Club Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our work place.