Management Accountant - FTC, London

Agency Hogarth
Created 01/15/2022
Reference 4248373004
Category Finance
Country United Kingdom
City London
Hogarth Worldwide is the world's leading creative content production company. Born to make the best work brilliantly, we combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life for many of the world's most famous brands.

Founded 13 years ago, Hogarth has grown from a start-up to over 4,500 people, across 30 key cities and is now part of WPP. Obsessively striving for better is in our DNA, it is the reason for our existence and continues to drive us forward in all that we do, making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

Management Account - 9-12 Month FTC

What does a Management Accountant do at Hogarth?

The role will involve taking responsibility for the reporting of monthly results for Hogarth and its
Joint Ventures, financial reporting and assisting in the smooth running of the finance function within the company.

Strategic Planning & Management
  • Participate in the annual, quarterly and monthly budgeting and forecasting process
  • Management reporting & support
  • Work with the management accounting team to meet reporting timetables and responsibilities
  • Prepare month-end adjustment journals, balance sheet reconciliations, confirmation of intercompany balances, review of prepayments and accruals
  • Prepare monthly accounts for review the UK Financial Controller
  • Provide monthly management information for discussion at management meetings, to include:
  • Comparison of actual to budget information, with analysis as required
  • Comprehensive commentary for management review, covering variances and arising trends
  • Ad hoc commercial / financial tasks as required
  • Assisting in the implementation and optimisation of the new accounting system, Maconomy

Accounting & Controls
  • As required, work with management to establish and monitor internal controls to safeguard the company assets and operations
  • Ensure accurate and up to date entry of all transactions
  • Reconciliations and review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy, with commentary / explanations where necessary
  • Ensure any suspense account balances are fully explained and cleared down
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns and submission to Customs and Excise
  • Ensure SOX compliance across all control and oversee SOX audits
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statutory year end accounts
  • Manage the FA register

Relationship Management
  • Year-end liaison with Auditors, Accountants and Tax Advisors to help finalise accounts as appropriate
  • Liaison with Advisors on all company secretarial aspects

Requirements
  • Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role
  • A background in media or service-related industries would be beneficial (though not essential)
  • Experience working within project / time-based organisations and high volume service businesses
  • Strong Excel and Word skills
  • Previous SOX experience
  • Previous experience of Maconomy and Cartesis reporting would be beneficial, though not essential
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organisational and project management skills
  • A practical thinker who works efficiently and who consistently delivers within given deadlines
  • Well organised and able to manage a busy reporting timetable
  • A good communicator approachable and builds effective working relationships with colleague


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Diversity and Inclusion
Hogarth is committed to diversity and inclusion, through our ideas, our people, how we behave and conduct ourselves. Creating a truly inclusive culture at all levels of the organisation that encourages different points of view, making Hogarth not only a better company and place to work but an environment where everyone experiences connection, opportunity and a sense of belonging. Please contact careers@hogarthww.com if you need the job advert or form in another format. Data
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