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Management Accountant

Compass Group UK Ireland
£30000 - £33000
Closing date
2 Aug 2022

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Full Time
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As our Management Accountant you will report into the Regional Director with a dotted line into the Regional Finance Manager.

You will be based at Cheltenham Racecourse with site visits to other SW racecourses, you will ensure use financial and operational controls for forecasting and month-end reporting.

This is not a typical Accountant role with a good deal of self-thinking and broad skills needed. Its not “9-5” as there is a large element of being operational during race days and events.

  • Ensuring adequate and appropriate financial controls, processes and procedures exist (and are audited) in accordance with Controls Procedures
  • Preparation of management reporting including event forecasting, month-end close down,  profit & loss statements, partial balance sheets, budgets, and forecasts
  • Manage the weekly and monthly process of input into accounting ledgers through invoice and journal postings
  • Preparation and interrogation of weekly and monthly profit & loss, KPIs  for the unit accounts. Authorship of narratives
  • Ad hoc client meetings/requests to review performance and future operations/projects
  • To ensure the business is complying with all appropriate contractual obligations, and monitoring of contractual KPIs
  • Review preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, with appropriate action plans for any specific unresolved balances
  • Liaise closely with divisional and central accounting functions including Profit Protection

Operationally active:

  • During the key race days, to ensure cash office controls, security, and general commercial management is effective
  • Event set-up entailing tills, tariffs, credit card machines, training, on-event monitoring and decision making
  • Further support to the Jockey Club Catering Division including attending other race days such as the Grand National

Key Qualities:

  • Industry operational experience, part qualified or QBE
  • Ideally, experienced in the operational finance of Sporting/Venue/Events/Hotels
  • Team player with a flexible approach plus self-motivated
  • Driving license and access to a vehicle as some travel will be required
  • Excellent in communication
  • Computer literate essential

Management Accountant

  • £30,000 - £33,000 per annum dependent on experience, per hour, 40 hours per week
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
  • Medicash healthcare
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Free food while working
  • Discounted tickets to JCC events
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