Future PLC is hiring a

Management Accountant

Bath, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity to work for a fast paced global media company and a highly agile Finance function. Based in Bath, and reporting to the Senior Finance Manager - Overheads, this role has responsibility for ensuring the timely and accurate production of a key section of our monthly management accounts.

  • Task based management of the team posting and reporting staff costs.
  • Working closely with commercial finance and business leaders to understand variances to forecast

What you'll be doing...

At Future, our staff form a big part of our overheads base, keeping this cost base under control is critical to ensuring the ongoing success of our business. On a monthly basis this role will look after the tasks required to ensure that we understand variances to forecast, changes within the business and how these translate into future costs.

The Management Accounting team is a new function within the wider finance team, focussing on creating a centre of excellence for producing month-end results and informing the business.

  • Ownership of a key section of month-end postings, ensuring all month-end postings are accurate and within agreed SLAs
  • Ownership of balance sheets, including monthly review process to maintain accuracy and visibility.
  • Review and presentation of monthly reporting
  • Manage relationships with key business and finance stakeholders
  • Ad hoc analysis as required
  • Ongoing process improvement and succession planning.
  • Task-level management of 2-3 Finance Analysts

Experience that will put you ahead of the curve...

  • Appropriate accounting qualification ACA/CIMA/ACCA (or equivalent/QBE)
  • Prior experience of management accounting within a large organisation
  • Strong communication and people skills to build strong relationships across the organisation.
  • Bright, energetic and self-motivated with a proactive approach to work, and a focus on accuracy and execution. 
  • Team player who is able to communicate and collaborate across Finance to ensure month-end deadlines are met.
  • Able to effectively guide and mentor junior team members
  • Effective stakeholder and time management essential 
  • Possess a positive attitude to change, and a drive to challenge and improve processes
  • Experience in Netsuite, Planning analytics, BigQuery or other Financial/ data systems desirable 

What's in it for you…

We have a number of awesome perks available to our staff. We offer huge opportunities to learn and develop, whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues. We have a fantastic culture where we really do care about our people and want everyone to succeed. Varied roles mean you’re not pigeonholed in to one finite area but get the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experience

And to top it all off, not only do we offer unlimited holiday because we trust you to manage your workload and time but we also offer a share in our success whereby every colleague is eligible to join our profit pool bonus scheme - if Future hits their performance targets all colleagues may receive a bonus.

Internal Job Family Level P5

The expected range for this role is £29,000 - £50,000

This is a Hybrid role from our Bath Office, working three days from the office, two from home

Who are we…

We’re Future. We’re 3000+ colleagues over 250+ brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We’ve got ambitious plans that build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

Want to know more… https://youtu.be/xxfSvjPuZd

Our Future, Our Responsibility - Inclusion and Diversity at Future

We have a voice and we’re going to use it. We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do. We’re an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process is free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respecting of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values and employees - current and future - are treated with respect and fairness.

Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments made so we can give you the best experience!

Find out more about Our Future, Our Responsibility on our website.

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