Management Accounts Assistant - £28K / Brighton 

Job Purpose 

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Management Accounts Assistant to join our Finance team. The role will suit an individual with experience of the Finance function, who is confident dealing with a wide variety of people. The role is centred around supporting the preparation of the monthly management accounts, annual financial statements and tax compliance process. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator, with a proven ability to learn quickly.

Key role responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Supporting the finance team with monthly management accounts preparation; taking ownership of responsibilities and ensuring regular communication of task progress with the rest of the team 
  • Maintaining fixed asset registers, with a baseline knowledge of capital expenditure and depreciation calculations 
  • Preparing accrual and prepayment journals, demonstrating strong ability to sense check calculations 
  • Calculating and posting stock adjustments across various site stock takes, ensuring all information required is collated from sites in a timely manner 
  • Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations, with clear and accurate supporting schedules 
  • Monthly expenditure postings allocated across sites, ensuring this information is obtained ahead of the month ahead process 
  • Petty cash reconciliations 
  • Lead support to the Financial Reporting Manager through the year-end statutory audit and tax compliance processes 
  • Providing accounts payable and cash book reconciliation support as needed, including efficient invoice processing and accurate cost allocation 
  • Ad hoc duties/ project tasks 
  • Assistance with company admin tasks 

Typical knowledge, skills, and experience: 

  • Proven experience in an accounting role, ideally with exposure to month end work and experienced in financial statement audits 
  • Strong Excel skills 
  • Part Qualified Accountant strongly preferred (ACCA/CIMA) 
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles 
  • Experience in using an accounting software 
  • Excellent analytical skills 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Can work efficiently and accurately 
  • Good time management being able to prioritise tasks effectively 
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal 
  • High level of attention to detail

Why Inspiring Learning? 

  •  A fulfilling career creating life changing adventures 
  • Hybrid working from our modern offices in the heart of Brighton 
  • Perkbox - Whether it’s supermarket savings or discounted days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday – there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle all year round 
  • Wagestream salary management – next day wage access 
  • Comprehensive wellbeing strategy 
  • We are a global company, growing fast in Asia and have partners around the world  
  • 24 hour a day Employee Assistance Programme and Mental Health First Aiders throughout the business

A little bit about us: 

Our purpose is to provide life-changing adventures, and we have a growing portfolio of brands which do just that. From our award-winning Kingswood residential programmes for schools and groups, to the school holiday adventures provided at over 50 locations by Camp Beaumont, we help young people to grow in confidence and resilience whilst developing key life skills. We also have brands delivering industry-leading apprenticeships, training and development plus a growing business in South East Asia too. It’s an exciting time to join us; we’re growing fast and have big ambitions. 

Interested? Apply today! 

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