Job details

Management Accountant

Job reference: 004435

Closing date: 19/11/2021

Salary: Up to £50,000 (DOE)

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17

Within our award-winning Finance department, we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and put the customer at the heart of everything we do. But, most importantly within N Brown, we recognise that it’s the people that make the difference to our organisation. So, are you ready for a new challenge? 

As Management Accountant you will support the Head of FS Finance in providing clear and effective weekly and monthly reporting and partnering. You will be responsible for two financial analysts, working as part of the Finance team to develop the finance function brand across the organisation, as an efficient and professional team that enables commercial growth.

The role also supports the preparation of the monthly management accounts by being a key player in the month end accounting, including debtor book metrics, liquidity and cost management.

​​​​​​​Additional responsibilities include:

  • Line management of two financial analysts.
  • Responsible for financial reporting, provide quality financial analysis, insightful commentaries to the business.
  • Specific responsibly for production of monthly management accounts for the FS division and support the preparation of budgets, forecasts and audits.
  • Support project accounting for FS capex programmes and initiatives.
  • Focus on KPI delivery and reporting with a strong emphasis on customer service and portfolio analysis.
  • Verification of actual costs and preparation and review of accruals, prepayments and journals
  • Supports FS by championing change management; driving improvements to financial accountability across the Divisions and improving and standardising financial processes to improve overall efficiency; identifying and contributing to business improvement opportunities
  • Ad hoc analysis and provision of financial advice as required to support Finance Team, decision-making and monitoring of financial performance.

What we’re looking for:

  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA Qualified
  • Experience of designing reporting packs
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly appraise commercial data, identify key issues, make timely recommendations
  • Ability to influence and communicate commercial language in 1:1 and group situations with a variety of media
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand, learn, develop and share knowledge
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Experience of Oracle Cloud Financial Systems and TM1 is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of data languages and Teradata is desirable but not essential

Our benefits:

  • A competitive salary (DOE) plus benefits
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Home Essentials, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year
  • Hybrid working, enabling you to work from home or office (at a frequency agreed with your line manager) and staggered start times. We know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our colleagues are supported.
  • A Manchester City Centre office base, socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection
  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates

Who are we:

Here at N Brown we serve our customers through distinct brands; we are experienced, gained from over 160 years of trading; Inclusive as we believe in fashion without boundaries; sustainable as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better.

Have a question about the role? You can contact the Talent Acquisition Team at Careers

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check; having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams


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