Management Accountant

UK, London

Job title:  Management Accountant
Reporting to: Group Finance Controller
Location: London
Type of employment: Full time, employed
Experience: 5+ years of accounting experience

Who We Are

Global Lingo is a top 100 global language solutions provider, with a presence in the UK (HQ), Romania, Egypt, Guatemala, and the USA. We are dedicated to excellence, committed to being a caring, open, and inclusive company. Our agility and proactive attitude enable us to deliver exceptional client service and superior quality consistently. We invest in continuous personal and professional development, ensuring our team remains at the forefront of the industry. At Global Lingo, we are passionate about delivering outstanding language solutions that drive success for our clients.

The Role

A Management Accountant is an integral position within our finance department.  The key function of this role is to process and analyse financial information and follow effective strategies to enhance overall business performance.

The Management Accountant has accountability for preparing, developing, and applying findings from financial reports. Responsibilities include maintaining financial policies and management information systems, alongside establishing effective communication channels to inform management on all aspects of company finance.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or similar
  • Fully (or part) qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a related business

What We Are Looking For

  • Thorough understanding of management information systems
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to successfully communicate with people at all levels, both financial and non-financial
  • Highly competent, with solid commercial acumen
  • Dynamic, committed, and experience

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate and sound management reporting to assist with key decision making
  • Produce month end, quarter end, and year end journals
  • Prepare statutory and management accounts
  • Analyse financial information to assist business profitability and growth
  • Contribute to annual budgeting and planning process
  • Manage capital expenditure
  • Produce financial statements including P&L accounts, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations
  • Review accounting processes and practices and improve where necessary to ensure efficient financial operations
  • Accountability for cash flow and production of forecasts
  • Review company assets and liabilities
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for all accounts
  • Assessment of monthly expenses
  • Calculation, presentation, and payment of VAT and regional equivalents
  • Production of relevant commercial analysis e.g. margins and pricing
  • Overseeing accounting procedures and supervising junior financial department team members

Competency Requirements

We are looking for a results-driven and confident Management Accountant to support our finance function. You have excellent English language skills, both written and spoken. You have a strong understanding of accounting principles and are a logical and process-oriented thinker with strong attention to detail. You have excellent arithmetic understanding and good Microsoft Office skills. Nonetheless, you are self-motivated, well organized and with good time management skills and enjoy teamwork and team spirit.

The ideal candidate should possess strong analytical skills, exceptional problem-solving skills, a flair for numbers and be highly organized.

If you are a dedicated finance professional with a passion for operations, Global Lingo is a fit for you!

Why Global Lingo

Global Lingo is certified with Great Place To Work, where 90% of employees at Global Lingo say it is a great place to work compared to 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. 100% of our employees agree that:

  • Management is approachable, easy to talk with.
  • I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
  • Management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort.
  • Management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business.
  • We celebrate people who try new and better ways of doing things, regardless of the outcome.

In 2023 we were also awarded the Best Employers in Localisation Awards (BELA) ‘Best Language Service Provider for Career Progression’ award. BELA works to celebrate the very best employers within the Language Services industry from around the world.

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In addition, to our globally recognised efforts in employee wellbeing, we also offer:

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Implemented strategy for personal development plan
  • Flexible working policy
  • Constructive and consultative working environment
  • Benefits plan

*Our benefits plan varies according to the country you are in, so please reach out in case you have any questions.

Are you ready for a new challenge? Apply today!

Certified as a Great Place To Work

Everyone who works at our offices knows what a great working environment and culture we have. But it’s always nice when the effort we put in gets recognised.

You can find out more on our Great Place To Work profile.