Reporting to the Management Accountant, the Assistant Management Accountant will assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts, cashflow forecasts and the annual budgets. They will provide financial information to internal and external stakeholder and work closely with the Executive Leadership Team. They will support the Management Accountant with improving controls and processes across the business. The Assistant Management Accountant may assist with Finance related projects and ad hoc requests.

Your tasks

  • Management Accounting:
    Populate, analyse and provide narrative for key reporting deliverables. • Provide a monthly MI Pack in PowerBi for the UK Executive Leadership team, including P&L variance analysis and KPIs. • Provide monthly reporting packages in excel to Group Controlling for both UK and Irish companies. Liaising with Group Controlling and answering any questions they have. • Work with the Executive Leadership team and Management to coordinate and produce a quarterly Operational report. • Provide financial information in Powerpoint for key presentations include Board presentations and Staff presentations.
  • Controls:
    Assist the Management Accountant with improving internal controls across the business. • Monitor that departments comply with the controlling documents that are in place. • Create new controlling documents when the need is identified. • Update the quarterly Finance Metrics report in PowerBi and make recommendations of how the Finance department can improve using this data. Present your findings to the CFO, Finance Manager and team leaders. • Assist the Management Accountant with process reviews.
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting:
    Planning and Forecasting: assist the Management Accountant with the three-year-business plan. Regularly review actuals against Plan and help to update forecasts as and when where necessary. Budgets: Liaise with budget holders on a monthly basis to establish the cause of budget or forecast variances compared to actual.
  • Cashflow Forecasting:
    • Update the monthly cashflow forecast for both UK and Ireland in PowerBi. • Look for new ways to improve the cashflow forecast accuracy. • Regularly make bank transfers to ensure maximation of Interest received. • Hold regular meetings with the CFO and Management accountant to review cashflow.
  • Finance Support:
    To be a proactive, positive, energetic and supportive member of the Finance team, actively contributing to team projects. • Delivering to the highest possible standards and always looking for efficiency and improvements to make sure we provide the best possible level of service in a timely manner.
Current Vacancy

Your profile

Minimum Education & Experience
Essential Desirable
Graduate in a relevant subject or a good level of education (min. 3 A Levels Grade C+ in relevant subjects) and working towards a chartered accounting qualification.
Previous experience working in a Finance role is necessary.
You must be comfortable working with IT solutions, particularly when using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong commercial acumen and awareness is essential.
Part qualified (CIMA or Other)
Ideally you will have gained exposure to Management Accounting (2 years +)
Some experience in identifying risks and implementing controls or process improvements.
Experience of using the following applications would be desirable:
• PowerBI
• Concur

Career progression

ARAG actively promotes the uptake of AAT/CIMA/ACCA study which allows staff to target more senior finance roles. Alternatively, Trainee Accountants can consider lateral moves into one of various insurance disciplines e.g. Underwriting.

Your benefits

  • Pay
    Fair and competitive basic salary
  • Pension
    Generous pension scheme with additional "matching" option
  • Health
    Gym subsidy & Cycle2health scheme
  • Insurance
    Free legal protection and home emergency insurance as well as inclusion in the company's Group Income Protection policy and death in service benefit
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • Holiday
    26 days holidays a year for full-time staff with an option to buy more and carry days over
Staff Benefits

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