Management accountant

Reports to:

Finance manager

Direct reports:



  • Preparation of GS1 UK’s monthly accounts, including agreement of the variances in accordance with agreed timetable.
  • To support members by processing queries that are raised, including invoice corrections, re-allocation of payments and refunding payments. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • To prepare accurate and timely management accounts for presentation and review with the finance manager and the CFO in accordance with agreed timetable. This includes fully understanding all variances by discussing variances between actual, budget and forecast with budget holders, and reporting these to the finance manager and CFO
  • To become the main point of contact for the finance team for all finance system (Netsuite) improvements, as well as providing ongoing support to the finance manager and IS team
  • To process customer queries, including invoice corrections, re-allocation of payments, refunding payments etc
  • To check and record staff expense claims, ensuring all claims are correctly coded, and authorised for payment and are in accordance with GS1 UK expenses policy
  • To prepare and submit the quarterly VAT return, including the reconciliation of income between the VAT return and the management accounts
  • To maintain the weekly bank reconciliation
  • To ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled monthly
  • Any project work, or other ad-hoc duties, as required to help contribute to the achievement of GS1 UK’s objectives, whilst supporting the Finance team's goals.

Person specification:

Background and experience
  • Two years’ experience spent working in a similar role
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems, at least one customer relationship management system and MS Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Good understanding of basic book keeping
  • Ability to manage team and personal priorities, with good time management and organisational skills
Personal strengths and style 
  • A confident and competent individual, who enjoys new challenges and making the most of opportunities
  • Determined and task-orientated, ensuring results and objectives are achieved within agreed deadlines
  • Good people skills: can understand stakeholder needs and develop approaches to meet their requirements
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and able to work as a team player with other stakeholders at all levels, experience of working collaboratively within cross-functional teams to deliver against plans
  • Analytically minded with a high attention to detail, able to engage and communicate effectively with a broad range of internal stakeholders
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strive to achieve good customer satisfaction
  • Excellence - Strive to deliver beyond expectations
  • Professional - Ethical, honest and respectful
  • Collaborative - Building partnerships through open communications
  • Working towards a professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or AAT