Management Accounting Senior

Job Description


Management Accounting Senior

We are searching for an experienced Management Accounting Senior

About the company RSM is regarded as one of the most progressive and entrepreneurial professional services firms in the UK today. We are the UKs 7th largest accounting firm, employing nearly 3,500 people in over 35 offices across the UK. We are members of RSM International, the 6th largest global accounting network with over 128 member and correspondent firms in 120 countries, and in excess of 38,000 people worldwide.

About the department

Outsourcing is a key service offered by RSM to its client base, both in the UK and internationally, driving key relationships on the back of long-term annuity engagements in its chosen mid-market space. At present across RSM, this includes functions such as payroll, transactional processing, bookkeeping and company secretarial duties. RSMs offering is considered a valuable resource by businesses within the UK who see the cost, time, and resource benefit of outsourcing these functions.

It is also a beneficial tool for international organisations looking to invest into the UK and for more established multi-national corporations looking for a consistent global outsourced service. Utilising RSMs outsourcing services removes the burden of managing a finance function and the associated regulatory requirements.

In order to progress the Outsourcing strategy, a Large Corporate Centre (LCC) has been established Belfast, and NetSuite ERP has been implemented as our software of choice to provide outsourced business services to our clients. Overview

Reporting to the Management Accounting Lead, this is a key role within the management accounting team in the LCC in Belfast, responsible for delivery of high-quality outputs to our clients, and assisting in the training and coaching of junior management accounting team members. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a rapidly changing and growing environment and able to assist the Management Accounting Lead in the development of structure around processes and technology to support them in delivering in their roles.

Roles & responsibilities

Operational management accounting

Prepares management accounting information for final review, ensuring all work is accurate, timely, easy to follow and informative.

Prepares management accounting information for review, ensuring all work is accurate, timely, easy to follow and informative. Ensures all review points are cleared prior to final review.

Consistently learns from review points in prior months, works to proactively incorporate previous review points into next months output.

Works within budgeted timeframes to deliver, and highlights difficulties quickly to the Management Accounting Lead. Consistently aims to improve on budget.

Applies technical accounting knowledge to work, highlights concern early and consults with others for solutions.

Assists in ensuring effective controls are in place to maintain compliance with RSM Tax and Accounting policies and procedures.

Assists in the development of standard Belfast LCC output working files that result in consistency across clients and become the gold standard for Outsourcing.

Develops their own skills, knowledge and experience of management accounting and clients.

Communication & meeting deadlines

Prioritises their workload effectively in order to meet month end deadlines. Identifies opportunities to front load work where possible and reduce the effort at month end.

Uses effective communication methods, both written and verbal to ensure all stakeholders are kept fully informed of progress on service delivery, raising risks and issues on a timely basis.

Builds a strong reputation for delivering a quality, timely product recognising that this is a key ingredient of future success with our internal clients.

Builds strong stakeholder relationships and is regarded as a trusted advisor.Team working

Assists in development of a strong team identity, working towards a right first time culture through their commitment to delivering a high-quality output. Acts as a strong role model, coaches and develops junior team members to perform at their best.

Willing to roll their sleeves up to deliver.

Delegates work to junior team members and ensures delivery to deadline and of required quality.

Identifies technical training needs and raises this to the Management Accounting Lead, works with them to fill the gaps.

Highlights any resource challenges and escalates to the Management Accounting Lead promptly to ensure no disruption to client service.

Manages their time effectively to allow for peaks e.g. month end and troughs in workload, anticipating holiday periods and ensuring adequate cover is in place.

Other duties

As a member of the Belfast LCC team, actively engages in cross-team initiatives with a view to delivering the overall success of the LCC.

Assists in the development and maintenance of procedural documentation relevant to the management accounting team for knowledge transfer protocols.

Actively looks for opportunities to increase and expand their own knowledge base and that of the team through research, on the job training and participation in continuous improvement projects.

Actively identifies opportunities for efficiencies while maintaining strong internal controls and minimising risk.

Personal and professional qualities

Is resilient and can work calmly and effectively under pressure.

Outstanding attention to detail and takes accountability for their own work.

Can manage teams of junior staff to deliver on engagements.

Strong team player, works for the good of the whole of the LCCExperienced in relationship building, adapting their style to the situation, being flexible in understanding the needs of the client and how to deliver an outstanding client experience.

Ability to recognise client issues quickly, and proactively respond with a resolution.

Has commercial acumen, understands the importance of budgets and corresponding fees, works in a way that helps ensure profitability targets are met.


Qualified accountant with 1+ years post qualification experience.

Practice/audit background preferred.

ERP experience (NetSuite, Oracle, Sage etc).Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Strong client service skills. Diversity and Inclusion at RSMAt RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.

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