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Management Accountant (6 month FTC)

  1. Greene King
  1. Full time
  2. Bury St Edmunds

Abbot House,Bury St Edmunds,IP33 1QT

Competitive Salary

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Company Description

As a Management Accountant on a fixed term contract basis for six months you will support the R2R Manager and colleagues in the R2R team and provide support to the Greene King divisions.  The role holder will be responsible and accountable for their contribution to the production of accurate and timely management accounts, and the integrity of all balance sheet accounting on behalf of the Managed division.  At the heart of the role’s purpose is ensuring FSS teams achieve internal and external audit compliance and deliver excellent service to all stakeholders.

Join us at Greene King the country's leading pub company and brewer, where our mission is to pour happiness into lives and become the pride of great British hospitality. We have something special, deeply rooted in our 220-year brewing and pub history, creating the business we are proudly known for today. Still today our 39,000 strong team are the guardians of what’s wholly British, the pub experience.  

Additional Information

We’re all about rewarding our team’s hard work, that’s why…

You’ll receive a competitive salary, pension contribution as well as:

  • The chance to further your career across our well-known brands – as one of the industry's top apprenticeship providers, we can provide training and development at each level of your career. 
  • Discount of 33% for you and 15% for your loved ones on all of our brands – so you enjoy your favourite food and drink at a discount.
  • Free employee assistance program – mental health, well-being, financial, and legal support because you matter!
  • Discount of 50% for you and 25% for your loved ones at our Greene King Inns and hotels. – so you can enjoy a weekend away without breaking the bank.
  • Refer a friend – who do you know who could be interested in a new role? When they are placed, you could receive £1,500 for referring them!
  • Wagestream – access your wage before payday for when life happens.
  • Retail discounts – Receive up to 30% off at Superdrug, exclusive discounts with three mobile along with many more…

Job Description

Your role as Management Accountant...


  • Perform month end accounting processes, ensuring the accuracy, integrity and completeness of financial information.
  • Provide effective narrative to ensure the key financial information and balances can be interpreted correctly and that the divisional finance teams understand their risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare meaningful balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring that all balances are supported and ensure that no un-actioned differences remain within any balance sheet control accounts for more than one quarter.
  • Responsible for the delivery of high-quality reports, information and commentary to provide insights to enable the business to make effective strategic and operational decisions.
  • Deliver excellent customer service to internal customers, ensuring that high quality financial information is provided to decision makers.
  • Provide timely responses to queries received relating to month end processes.
  • Work collaboratively with teams across Greene King to build strong relationships and ensure effective financial reporting support is provided across the business.
  • Ensure that the FSS finance team maintain financial records and systems in accordance with GAAP principles and perform comprehensive document reviews to ensure Internal Controls are followed in accordance with company established guidelines, policies & procedures, and ensure that a robust controls environment is in place.
  • Support the external audit process and provide responses to any related queries to ensure the audit process is conducted smoothly and accurately.
  • Support the end-to-end review of processes by suggesting ideas for improvements that could benefit reconciliations through enhancing systems and processes.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of source data, and the structure and use of financial information from core systems which feeds into the financial statements.
  • Understand the impact of operational changes to procedures and core business systems to ensure correct accounting treatment and up to date posting books.
  • Assist with any operational or accounting projects initiatives as required and carry out ad-hoc analysis to deliver key operational/management information to differing audiences to help support decision making.


What you’ll bring… 


  • Positive and proactive with a passion to develop personally and support company growth
  • Professional in demeanour and able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail
  • An effective communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships and present financial information to financial and non-financial management
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to business change
  • Problem solving skills, including taking ownership of problems through to resolution
  • Highly motivated - able to use own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • An excellent approach to customer service with the ability to manage expectations and conflicting priorities of key stakeholders
  • Strong customer service ethos


Qualifications ...


  • Qualified by experience, newly qualified or close to completing a relevant professional accounting qualification, CIMA, ACCA or ACA.
  • Experienced with finance and ERP software together with a strong knowledge of reporting tools such as Excel and PowerPoint (Power BI would be an advantage but not an essential)
  • Able to meet deadlines, prioritise workload and deliver high quality financial information
  • Large company experience is an essential
  • Knowledge of the retail and hospitality industry is an advantage.


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