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Associate, Management Accounting


, United Kingdom

Associate, Management Accounting
Purpose: (brief statement of why the role exists, what it is expected to achieve for the business)

To assist the Senior Associate Director, Management Accounting to maintain and further develop the Management Accounting function within Mizuho.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities: (5 to 6 key outputs for which job holder accountable)
• Production of EMEA Regional Financial Results and provide insightful information for Management Committee Report.
• Assist in the preparation of annual EMEA Regional Budget and monthly forecasts.
• Analyse expense trends of EMEA Branches/Subs/Reps and London Departments and provide commentary on comparison against budget, forecast and prior periods.
• Assist with the Regional Cost Allocation processes.
• Preparation of month-end accruals, prepayments and reconciliations.
• Review and approval of expenses using in-house Expense Processing System (EPS).
• Production of other customer reporting, including divisional/cost centre reporting, and Head-office reporting.
• Provide support and cover for the rest of the Management Accounting and Expense Processing Team as required.

Key performance indicators:
• Analysis and interpretation of data.
• Reports produced accurately and to deadline.
• Effective communication and team work.
Achievement of personal objectives as agreed with the team head
Key Risk Indicators
• Inaccurate, poor quality management information could lead to poor strategic decisions.
• Late business reports mean that management decisions could be implemented too late to be effective.
• Inaccurate forecasts could lead to poor management decisions.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Experience of annual budgeting, consolidation and forecasting especially in a Head Office function.
• Ability to liaise with various stakeholders across the region.
• Accuracy and eye for detail.
• Good understanding of accounting concepts.
• Strong numerical analysis and data interpretation.
• Advanced MS Excel, preferably macro skills.
• Ability to investigate variances to define issues/ drivers and explain to management concisely.
• Experience of month end reporting and a proven ability to operate to tight deadlines.

• Experience of IBM Cognos TM1.
• Experience in Sun Accounts and Vision.
• Knowledge of the expense allocation processes.

Key Behaviours/Competencies Required: (see Appraisal Guide)
• Team working
• Communication
• Relationship management
• Customer service
• Planning and organisation
• Delivering results
Qualifications and Training: (academic, professional and/or banking qualifications; training courses completed or accreditations – Must be justifiable for the role)
• Newly Qualified accountant or passed finalist (CIMA, ACCA).
Degree educated.

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