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London, England

Management Accountant - 12 month FTC

Finance & Insight   |   Job ID  1015097
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Job Summary

Want to be part of a revolution in digital entertainment? We’re Audible, an Amazon company, and we’re the leading digital provider of spoken word entertainment. Every day, millions of people around the world choose to be more entertained, informed, and educated by listening to over 200,000 fascinating stories, original programming and non-fiction titles on their smartphones and tablet devices with Audible. Since we first started in 1995, our mission has been to unleash the power of the spoken word, providing a breath-taking range of titles that includes best sellers, non-fiction and classics, for people who love to read and people who love to be read to.

Your Role
As a Management Accountant you will work closely with the rest of the finance team within this dynamic and growing online business, with exposure to all areas of the accounting and control function. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be involved in everything from day to day double entry on the general ledger and financial admin, to assisting external auditors, and working with the business teams on budget control and cost tracking.

We are ideally looking for an experienced accountant, who has worked in a fast-paced high growth e-commerce/retail sector. You will need to be proactive, flexible and able to adapt your approach to your work, and willing to take on project specific and ad hoc tasks as required. You will be a quick learner, and will assume responsibility for many day to day accounting and reporting matters.

Key deliverables include:
- month end close tasks such as preparing and posting cost accruals, preparing and posting amortization journals, reviewing journals prepared by junior team members, preparing balance sheet reconciliations and resolving reconciling differences
- assist Financial Controller with VAT/indirect tax reporting and payments
- assist team with regular reporting to the business as well as resolution of queries from our parent company
- assist team with monthly and quarterly royalty processing activities, including liaising with US royalties team to resolve queries on tax interviews
- ongoing and newly identified project work, including to streamline and automate processes

Our Finance team is a key partner to the wider business and part of the role of the Management Accountant is to ensure that these relationships are managed and maintained appropriately. With key colleagues in the US, Germany, and the UK, strong communication skills are critical to your success in this role.

This is a fixed term contract role, for a period of 12 months.

Basic Qualifications

· Excellent academics
· Sound experience in Accounting and Controlling
· Strong balance sheet reconciliation skills
· Proven ability to meet tight deadlines
· Strong analytical and conceptual skills
· Excellent attention to detail
· Structured and systematic way of working, as well as excellent time management
· Natural relationship builder
· Commitment and drive to be solution focused; ability to get stuck in and complete whatever work is necessary
· Advanced excel skills
Fluency in English (written and spoken)

Preferred Qualifications

- CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified or part qualified
- Experience with Workday and/or Oracle general ledger a plus but not essential

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