The Requirements

  • Energetic, determined and personable
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills who is able to work with a variety of people and build collaborative relationships with other Goodstuffers
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail is key
  • Organised and able to work independently to achieve timetables
  • Ability to proactively think around problems to get to a desired solution
  • Ability to manage their own workload well, work with autonomy & deliver all work to deadlines
  • Anticipates impacts of their workload/issues to team deadlines
  • Has a flair for numbers and a passion for finance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with professionalism at all times
  • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects
  • Working towards an accountancy qualification
  • Advanced Excel skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience of working with MediaOcean/DDS finance systems would be desired
  • Experience of working with Concur expense system would be desired

In Detail

The Goodstuff Assistant Management accountant supports the Financial Accountant to ensure that financial transactions are processed accurately, and management accounts are produced on a timely basis. This role works in close collaboration with their immediate team and Goodstuffers across the agency in order to manage the smooth day-to-day running of staff expenses and timesheet reporting and supports the smooth and seamless running of management accounts and cash management.

Reporting to the Financial Accountant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Payables Assistant to ensure correct coding of house payables invoices
  • Process, resolve queries and ensure prompt payment of staff expenses in line with Goodstuff policy
  • Provide new starter and refresher training on expenses
  • Prepare weekly bank reconciliations
  • Manage company credit cards
  • Maintain and take ownership of the fixed asset register
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations (full reconciliations with any anomalies to be flagged & corrected)
  • Full ownership of prepayment journals and reconciliation
  • Assist with accruals
  • Assist with month-end reporting, including review of indirect costs
  • Manage timesheet submissions – chase staff for outstanding timesheets and ensure they are all up-to-date, escalate issues where necessary
  • Review and reconcile production jobs
  • Report creative agency rebates
  • Keep filing and archiving of all paperwork up to date
  • Ensure review points are minimised and proactively escalate issues where necessary
  • Educate the business on key financial processes, procedures and metrics
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as directed from time to time
  • Seize learning and development opportunities
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