Group Management Accountant

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • May 14, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Group Management Accountant

Based: High Wycombe / Hybrid

Term: Permanent, Full time

Salary: £50000 - £55000 pa + Excellent benefits

The Role:

We are looking for a Group Management Accountant to join our Group Finance team. You will be working in the Group team managing the Group reporting database, responsible for monthly consolidations and ad hoc analysis.

Duties will include:

  • Manage and improve the monthly consolidation process, to support both actual and forecast reporting, driving automation where possible.
  • Manage the Group Reporting system, NSPB, ensuring it supports timely and robust reporting deadlines.
  • Lead month end, quarterly reforecast, budget. Ensure budget and forecast data are maintained in the system
  • Support the import of monthly data from Group Opcos in UK, Germany, US and APAC with inbuilt reconciliation controls
  • Develop reports from the system to aid month end reporting and also ad hoc analysis as needed, aligning Group reporting with our Global Power BI solution.
  • Be the lead contact within the Finance team for system developments and liaise with the IT team, subsidiaries, and external vendors as applicable to resolve.
  • Liaise with the system administrator (IT) for Group finance systems, ensuring that system permissions are in line with delegated authorities and approvals.
  • Be the owner of the finance data reconciliation process
  • Work with teams to understand, review, design, and document finance system workflows.
  • Contribute to developing solutions to improve/automate financial processes.
  • Carrying out training sessions and workshops to guide relevant teams

About You:

  • Proven experience as a management accountant, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of maintaining and managing Finance systems, including General ledger systems and control procedures.
  • Experience of streamlining accounting processes, with strong attention to detail
  • A self-starter who is constantly looking to improvement
  • Experience of Netsuite ERP or Power BI desirable
  • Experience with reporting consolidation systems – NPSB desirable
  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Advanced Excel skill, with excellent attention to detail

About Us

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, our solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under nine established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Ampify Music and Linea Research. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including three Queen's Awards for Enterprise, the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021 and regular appearances in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’.

The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome, safe and positively represented, because at Focusrite they truly are. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

Benefits include flexible/hybrid working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, group bonus scheme, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.