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Assistant Management Accountant

Matchpoint Recruitment (UK) Ltd London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 day ago Hybrid Permanent Competitive
Posted by
Karen Diss
Senior Recruiter / Director
Our client an International Metals Trading Company are currently seeking an Assistant Management Accountant. This position will be responsible for providing accounting support for the group companies under the supervision of the Financial Controller, responsible for the financial and management reporting in accordance with internal, external requirements and regulations, in compliance with Company guidelines.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related discipline.
  • Member of one of the professional accounting bodies.
  • 2+ years of progressive controlling / planning / finance / accounting preferably in an operational environment.
  • Knowledge / understanding and applicability of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Working knowledge / familiarity with international regulations on accounting and taxation.
  • Previous working experience of SAP considered an asset and intermediate / advanced Excel skills required.


Metals Trading Accounting and Reporting

  • Prepare and analyze daily trading profit/loss reports.
  • Prepare daily broker reconciliations.

Month-End Reporting

  • Prepare and post journal entries using SAP.
  • Complete monthly journals reclassifying trade debtors and creditors, finance changes and committed inventory and bank balances.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts at month end.
  • Prepare the overall monthly management accounts package in a timely and accurate manner, which includes trading analysis of the trading profit/loss, reconciliation of earnings before tax and review of expenses including travel and entertaining analysis.
  • Prepare fixed assets schedule and agree back to general ledger at month-end.
  • Prepare debtors and creditors analyses.
  • Support digitalisation of processes to improve efficiency and enhance analytical performance.

Year-End Reporting

  • Prepare and submit year-end notes for consolidation purposes in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with the external auditors during the year-end group reporting process.
  • Involvement in preparation of the statutory accounts.

Tax Management

  • Prepare tax returns, analyse VAT (UK and foreign equivalents) and provide cost summary analysis for corporation tax purposes.
  • Assist in tax-related inquiries.


  • Assist in cash management, e.g. management of foreign exposures, in accordance with Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Respond to inquiries from Treasury department regarding cash flow and liquidity.

Forecasts and Budgets

  • Assist with preparation of the monthly forecasting for the revenue streams and expenses.
  • Assist with the annual budget.
  • Preparation of weekly cash flow forecasting.


  • Ensure that a robust system of internal controls exists to satisfy internal, year-end, Financial Reporting Compliance (FRS) audits and FCA regulations in a timely manner, including an update of Process Controls as and when required.

Ad-hoc Projects

  • Provide project support, assistance, and cover for other team members when and as needed.


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