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Senior Management Accountant, Gerald Eve

Full Time, Flexi Time

About Gerald Eve LLP  

Gerald Eve provides property consultancy services to investors, occupiers and developers. We operate a national  network of nine offices and an International Alliance, with partner firms covering 20 European countries and all  major US markets. Our specialist sectors include industrial and logistics, alternative markets, the London office  market, public sector and corporate real estate services. 

Gerald Eve’s partners take pride in their reputation as leading experts and our highly regarded sector specialist teams  continue to attract the best talent in the market. We offer comprehensive property advice to public and private  sector clients, which includes over 40 of the FTSE100 and some of the largest property portfolios in the UK. Clients  benefit from long-term trusted advisor relationships, with client teams providing advice across the full spectrum of  property services. 

What sets us apart from our competitors is the way in which we value our people, our size and open plan workspace  which supports collaborative working. Gerald Eve thrives as a privately-owned partnership and the “we are all in this  together” approach is respected across the business. Our values define our culture: Trust and Integrity, Respect,  Friendliness and Excellence. We are a previous Times 100 Best Employer and Estates Gazette Employer of the Year  2018. Our Diversity approach is central to the business, championed by our Senior Partner, Simon Prichard, who is  currently Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK and Ireland Board. 

What is it like to work at Gerald Eve? 

Most new joiners to Gerald Eve remark on the friendly welcome they receive from colleagues. From lunch-time yoga  and pilates classes, sports teams and book and chess clubs to pro bono and charity work, we strive to strike the right  balance between work and social activities. In 2020, we won the Employee Benefits Award for Best Healthcare and  Wellbeing Benefits, for us the mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing of everyone at Gerald Eve is of the  utmost importance.  

About the Team 

The Finance team is a team of 9 and comprises: Finance Director, Financial Controller, this role, 2 x Accounts  Assistant, Credit Control Manager, Credit Controller, Assistant Financial Analyst, Cashier and Payroll Administrator. 

Job Description 

This is an important role within our Finance team, which encompasses a wide range of responsibilities and is a  great opportunity for someone who likes to drive process improvement. The role will work closely with our  Financial Controller and take a role in managing the operational part of the team. 

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It will involve assisting in all aspects of the firm’s financial control, balance sheet accounts reconciliation and  management reporting – from a strategic perspective as well as helping with some of the detail. 

Main responsibilities 

  • Completing the company VAT return and producing a detail review of the VAT return for discussion with  the Financial Controller.  
  • Management of the operational team (Purchase ledger, Sales ledger and payroll), including the review  and authorisation of Journals.  
  • Responsible for the management accounts, including prepare the management accounts pack for review  with Financial Controller 
  • Being able to provide cover for payroll and responsible for the accounting and variance analysis of payroll  Supporting the team with report writing and other ah-hoc operational matters 
  • Prepare Expenditure Management accounts on a monthly basis 
  • Undertake analytical review of general ledger accounts on a monthly basis. 
  • Prepare cash flow analysis on a monthly basis 
  • Overseeing the Fixed asset register 
  • Prepare weekly financial reports for publication to partners 
  • Review management accounts and variance analysis reports and discuss with Financial controller Preparation of monthly detailed reports for budget holders; analysing costs against budgets and reporting  on variances. Following up on findings with budget holders with monthly meetings. 
  • Updating schedules that support tax computations on a monthly basis, ensuring copies of invoices are  maintained. 
  • Preparation of other ad hoc financial reports as required. 
  • Assist the Financial Controller with the budget process 
  • Support the Financial Controller to improve and streamline finance processes  

About you 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ financial and management accounting experience gained in a professional services  firm (ideally 5 years’ post-qualification experience). 
  • The ability to develop strong and successful working relationships at all levels, but particularly with  business support service managers and partners, based on technical knowledge, clear communication  skills and the ability to turn data into useful information. 
  • Advanced Excel skills is essential. Prior experience of using SUN Accounts highly desirable. Q&A  experience desirable. 
  • Must be either ACCA or ACA qualified and an active Certified/Chartered member of the relevant body. Must be pro-active, well-organised and have an eye for detail.  
  • Must have a commercial approach to analysis and reporting. 
  • A team player, who is able to motivate and work in a collaborative manner. 
  • Experience in people management with a passion for developing and mentoring team members  

Salary and benefits 

  • Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications 
  • Performance related staff profit share scheme 
  • 26 days’ holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.  
  • Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period) 
  • Life and Accident insurance 
  • Group income protection scheme 
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Critical Illness Cover 
  • Fitness Allowance  
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan

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  • Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan  
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years’ service 

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits’ package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to  learn and develop, through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external  training programmes. Gerald Eve encourage pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting  activities to engage with all your colleagues.  

Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you  can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.  

Working hours 

The Firm’s core hours are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and you may choose to start and end your day around these  hours, provided you still do your 7.25 hours per day (e.g. 8.00 am – 4.30pm, 10.00 am – 6.30 pm). There is no  requirement for this to be the same each day, but you are required to keep your manager informed. This position  also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis. We are open to considering flexible working  arrangements for everyone; this can be discussed during the application process or upon commencement.  

This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis, predominantly at month-end and/or at  the year-end (5 April).


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