Group Management Accountant

Job Title: Group Management Accountant
Department: Finance
Location: Beeston Head Office
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £comp
Application Deadline: 28/02/2019
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J Tomlinson is a family-owned business and began as an electrical contracting business in the 1950s. The company has grown and expanded considerably over the past 60 years, and are experts in delivering integrated building solutions, from design and build through to refurbishment and repair. We were recently named Company of the Year at the 2017 Nottingham Post Business Awards as a testament to our success and social values, and believe heavily in placing our people, customers, and the communities we work within the heart of everything we do. Due to our continued success and on-going commitment to providing a world-class service to our customers, we are looking to recruit a Group Management Accountant.

Job Description


Support the Financial Controller in the successful production of accurate and reliable management information, including management accounts, key performance indicators, trend and sector analysis together with other ad-hoc reports as required. To act as a Finance Business Partner and take responsibility for the accurate reporting of operational performance.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Review and control production of monthly management information in line with specified timetable across business units
  • Provide financial challenge and guidance to business units (BU) to ensure best practice is maintained on profit and turnover recognition in line with accounting standards and company policies
  • Close down month-ends accurately, and efficiently and to agreed accounting timetable
  • Ensure that all project CVR’s are completed on time, WIP is accurately reported and evidence additional monthly adjustments
  • In-depth review monthly business unit performance and providing sound commercial challenge to each of the Business Unit leads
  • Provide analysis on under-performing projects/contracts and report on any cash related variances between expected and collected cash
  • Review and challenge monthly profit forecasts from BU to ensure its reflective of known activity, current actuals and are robust in nature
  • Reconcile management accounts output with General Ledger on a monthly basis with any variances investigated and corrected
  • Assist the business units in closing out completed projects and ensuring there are no adverse impact on the business as a result.
  • Review and interpret BU overheads including relevant variance analysis received from financial accountant
  • Deliver various month-end, year-end, and ad-hoc reports
  • Contribute to the annual audit, statutory accounts production and tax computations
  • Contribute to the ongoing streamlining of Finance processes and procedures
  • Help in the training and development of other members of the Finance team
  • Ensure you are aware of local First Aiders, Welfare Provision and Emergency Procedures
  • Report and Record Near Miss situations
  • Ensure Good Housekeeping is maintained


Communication – Communicates effectively and appropriately, listens sensitively, adapts communication to audience and fosters effective communication with others

Creativity and Innovation – Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

Teamwork – Contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead

Flexibility – Modifies his or her approach to achieve a goal. Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

Action Planning & Action Orientation – Demonstrates a readiness to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACMA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an accounting environment
  • Sound management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High Level of computer literacy
  • Good Excel skills
  • High personal quality standards
  • Pro active in resolving/tackling issues
  • Integrity

What We Offer

In return we offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. We also offer attractive benefits that include pension and life assurance.   

How to Apply

To apply for this role please ensure that you fit the eligibility criteria above. Send your cv and a covering letter to the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Due to a high volume of applications we receive we regret that we cannot respond to everyone and may only contact you if your application is successful.

J Tomlinson is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.


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