LSL Property Services plc

Group Management Accountant

Division
LSL Property Services
Category
Finance
Advertised Salary
Competitive
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time
Bonus Scheme
Yes

Job Locations

UK-Newcastle Upon Tyne

Job Profile

Group Management Accountant

 

About LSL

 

LSL is one of the largest providers of services to mortgage intermediaries, specialist mortgage and protection advice to estate agency and new build customers and valuation services to the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders. It also operates a network of owned and franchised estate agency branches.

 

Services relate to the arrangement of mortgages, non-investment insurance products and intermediary network services, residential sales, lettings, land and new homes, and conveyancing support. Services to mortgage lenders include valuation and panel management services, asset management and property management services.

 

Key Mission

 

The Group Management Accountant is an important role within Group Finance, responsible for the preparation of financial reporting of the Group whilst ensuring alignment to accounting policies and procedures. Reporting into the Group Head of Reporting, the role combines financial, analytical and management skills to aid senior management with decision making and long-term success of the Group.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Consolidation of the monthly Group P&L accounts, cash-flow and balance sheet, and preparation of Group management accounts pack
  • Preparation & analysis of monthly Head Office management P&L accounts and forecasts, cash-flow and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Providing analysis and insight into cost and revenue variances and trends and driving improvement in cost reporting and management across the Group
  • Responsible for monthly preparation and distribution of Group Corporate Function recharges
  • Tracking and reporting monthly capital expenditure and project forecasts across the Divisions
  • Analysis of balance sheet & cash-flows, such as aged debtors/creditors, and other working capital elements
    • Supporting all Group Finance responsibilities, working closely with the Group Head of Reporting and other members of the Financial and Management reporting team
    • Work closely with Group Finance colleagues to ensure full understanding of the financials and reporting landscape
    • Strive for continuous improvement in all processes to drive robust and accurate outputs, including improvements to reporting, self-serve capability and systems development
  • Support budget preparation for Head Office cost centre and Corporate Function recharges
  • Group Audit support – preparation of lead schedules and to support Interim and Full Year reporting
    • Ad-hoc tasks and projects as required

Role Specification

Essential:

  • Newly qualified or part qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACA. Study support is available
  • Experience in a management accounts role with exposure to P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow
  • The ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders and build relationships across the Group
  • Focus to detail and accuracy, with the ability to identify trends and deviations from expected results
  • The ability to manage time and prioritise effectively to work to deadlines
  • Needs to be able to provide a strong support to the Group Finance function, demonstrate critical thinking and effective problem solving.

 

 

Desirable:

  • Preferably audit practise experience from the top 4
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved in a diverse range of tasks.
  • The ability to work well within a team
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Proficient user of MS Office, particularly MS Excel and accounting software, ideally SUN accounts

 

Personal attributes

·         Excellent communicator in all modes; clear and concise

·         Pride in high quality – strive for top quality and accuracy in all aspects of work whilst being able to do so at speed when required

·         Excellent team player, with the ability to quickly build relationships across the business and work closely with others in the Group Finance function and wider business to deliver results

·         Ability to assimilate knowledge quickly addressing business issues, demonstrating critical thinking and effective problem solving in order to address any unfamiliar accounting challenges

 

Key relationships

  • Director of Group Finance
  • Group Financial Controller
  • Group Head of Reporting
  • Divisional finance teams

 

LSL is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on your background or needs, if you require any adjustments to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know.

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