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Management Accountant - Property & IT

UK&I Head Office
Competitive


THE TRAILER – A BIT ABOUT US


Vue is part of Vue International, one of the world’s leading cinema operators. From the brands creation in 2003 we have grown rapidly and now have a presence across 10 countries, winning numerous awards for both our service and innovation along the way.

 

With more than 850 screens across 91 cinemas nationwide, the UK&I remains the biggest territory serving 40 million customers last year and employing nearly 4500 people.

 

Our UK Head Office, based in Chiswick Park, West London offers a vibrant, fast paced environment where our employees work tirelessly to look for new ways of working and innovations that ensure we remain widely recognised as a leader in out-of-home entertainment and the ‘big screen’ experience.


ACT 1 – THE ROLE

 

To produce timely and accurate management information in accordance with specified monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.

 

The role has focus of management accounting and forecasting relating to Property & IT costs across the UK&I cinema circuit and Chiswick Park Head office. The management accountant will support the Financial Controller by working closely with the Property & IT departments and the property & IT finance business partners and FPA to ensure accurate recording, reporting and forecasting of costs, liabilities and assets. The management accountant will provide insightful commentary for variances, cost opportunities and monitoring risks.

 

The role is responsible for the property & IT departments cost preparation and review.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILTIES

 

Monthly Reporting

  • Accurate recording of Property, IT and assigned Head Office departments costs in accordance with applicable accounting standards.
  • Provide written commentaries on variances to budget, forecast and prior year
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for assigned accounts on a monthly basis
  • Provide explanations of site level variances for Property and IT to support queries from Area managers
  • Collaborate with FPA & business partners to deliver financial insight to relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare turnover rent certificates as necessary monthly, quarterly or annually
  • Become SME for IFRS 16 and prepare monthly accounting entries

 

Weekly Reporting

  • Prepare the KPI reports based upon the 4 week schedule between management accountants

 

Budget/Forecast Process

  • Prepare annual budget figures for assigned line items in accordance with issued guidelines
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts for Property, IT and assigned head office departments
  • Provide explanations for variances to budget, prior-year and prior forecasts.

 

Year End - November

  • Complete detailed Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Provide auditors with commentary of P&L movements and respond to queries as they arise
  • Assist the Financial Accounting team with the preparation of disclosures for the year end stats
  • Complete the year end process within the agreed timelines

 

Controls and Procedures

  • Ensure procedures notes are maintained.
  • Ensure changes in processes and procedures are agreed with FC and Senior Compliance Accountant

 

Finance Reporting for Designated Areas and/or Head Office

  • Assist the financial controller in reviewing monthly P&Ls for all individual sites within the designated areas
  • Assist with providing accurate and timely Monthly P&Ls and transaction listings to the designated Areas on a monthly basis. This includes writing commentaries explaining variances to budget, forecast and prior year


ACT 2 – WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEED

 

Knowledge & Experience

 

Essential

  • Newly Qualified accountant – ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Familiar with analysing large volumes of data and providing insights.
  • Solid experience of reconciliation of large volumes of data.
  • Able to demonstrate examples of proactively engaging, guiding, supporting and recommending solutions with non-finance teams to improve profit performance, transparency of performance and processes
  • Extensive knowledge working with Excel
  • Experience of producing variance analysis and commentary

 

Desirable

  • Experience gained within the Retail, Leisure, Hospitality sectors
  • Exposure to Property accounting under UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Basic knowledge of MS power-point
  • Knowledge of Agresso financial system

 

Skills

  • Attention to detail: Exceptional attention to detail and able to write insightful business commentary
  • Planning and organisational skills – able to deal with multiple tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Relationship management; is results focused on relationship management and development. Is flexible to stakeholder needs
  • Problem solving; Excellent problem solving, with ability to probe and establish real issues and identify correct solutions
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, communicating effectively at all levels
  • Resilience: Demonstrates perseverance to overcome obstacles. Shows willingness to go the extra mile. Focuses only on finding solutions and supporting colleagues rather than focusing on what is “wrong” or can’t be done

 

THE FINALE – WHY YOU’LL WANT IT

 

  • A competitive salary
  • Annual company Bonus Scheme
  • 23 Days’ Holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by one day with every year of service up to a maximum of 25
  • Employer Contributory Pension Plan, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance
  • Unlimited free cinema tickets for self and 18x guests per month plus 40% off concessions


THE TRAILER – A BIT ABOUT US


Vue is part of Vue International, one of the world’s leading cinema operators. From the brands creation in 2003 we have grown rapidly and now have a presence across 10 countries, winning numerous awards for both our service and innovation along the way.

 

With more than 850 screens across 91 cinemas nationwide, the UK&I remains the biggest territory serving 40 million customers last year and employing nearly 4500 people.

 

Our UK Head Office, based in Chiswick Park, West London offers a vibrant, fast paced environment where our employees work tirelessly to look for new ways of working and innovations that ensure we remain widely recognised as a leader in out-of-home entertainment and the ‘big screen’ experience.


ACT 1 – THE ROLE

 

To produce timely and accurate management information in accordance with specified monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.

 

The role has focus of management accounting and forecasting relating to Property & IT costs across the UK&I cinema circuit and Chiswick Park Head office. The management accountant will support the Financial Controller by working closely with the Property & IT departments and the property & IT finance business partners and FPA to ensure accurate recording, reporting and forecasting of costs, liabilities and assets. The management accountant will provide insightful commentary for variances, cost opportunities and monitoring risks.

 

The role is responsible for the property & IT departments cost preparation and review.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILTIES

 

Monthly Reporting

  • Accurate recording of Property, IT and assigned Head Office departments costs in accordance with applicable accounting standards.
  • Provide written commentaries on variances to budget, forecast and prior year
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for assigned accounts on a monthly basis
  • Provide explanations of site level variances for Property and IT to support queries from Area managers
  • Collaborate with FPA & business partners to deliver financial insight to relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare turnover rent certificates as necessary monthly, quarterly or annually
  • Become SME for IFRS 16 and prepare monthly accounting entries

 

Weekly Reporting

  • Prepare the KPI reports based upon the 4 week schedule between management accountants

 

Budget/Forecast Process

  • Prepare annual budget figures for assigned line items in accordance with issued guidelines
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts for Property, IT and assigned head office departments
  • Provide explanations for variances to budget, prior-year and prior forecasts.

 

Year End - November

  • Complete detailed Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Provide auditors with commentary of P&L movements and respond to queries as they arise
  • Assist the Financial Accounting team with the preparation of disclosures for the year end stats
  • Complete the year end process within the agreed timelines

 

Controls and Procedures

  • Ensure procedures notes are maintained.
  • Ensure changes in processes and procedures are agreed with FC and Senior Compliance Accountant

 

Finance Reporting for Designated Areas and/or Head Office

  • Assist the financial controller in reviewing monthly P&Ls for all individual sites within the designated areas
  • Assist with providing accurate and timely Monthly P&Ls and transaction listings to the designated Areas on a monthly basis. This includes writing commentaries explaining variances to budget, forecast and prior year


ACT 2 – WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEED

 

Knowledge & Experience

 

Essential

  • Newly Qualified accountant – ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Familiar with analysing large volumes of data and providing insights.
  • Solid experience of reconciliation of large volumes of data.
  • Able to demonstrate examples of proactively engaging, guiding, supporting and recommending solutions with non-finance teams to improve profit performance, transparency of performance and processes
  • Extensive knowledge working with Excel
  • Experience of producing variance analysis and commentary

 

Desirable

  • Experience gained within the Retail, Leisure, Hospitality sectors
  • Exposure to Property accounting under UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Basic knowledge of MS power-point
  • Knowledge of Agresso financial system

 

Skills

  • Attention to detail: Exceptional attention to detail and able to write insightful business commentary
  • Planning and organisational skills – able to deal with multiple tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Relationship management; is results focused on relationship management and development. Is flexible to stakeholder needs
  • Problem solving; Excellent problem solving, with ability to probe and establish real issues and identify correct solutions
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, communicating effectively at all levels
  • Resilience: Demonstrates perseverance to overcome obstacles. Shows willingness to go the extra mile. Focuses only on finding solutions and supporting colleagues rather than focusing on what is “wrong” or can’t be done

 

THE FINALE – WHY YOU’LL WANT IT

 

  • A competitive salary
  • Annual company Bonus Scheme
  • 23 Days’ Holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by one day with every year of service up to a maximum of 25
  • Employer Contributory Pension Plan, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance
  • Unlimited free cinema tickets for self and 18x guests per month plus 40% off concessions

 

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