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Assistant Management Accountant - Commercial

Job Introduction

A leader in Motor, Home, Travel and Health Insurance; Saga offers an environment where we will do the best thing for you to develop your skills and develop your career.

This role is an important part of the Finance team who strive to facilitate, to help and support the Services business.

Reporting to the Assistant Finance Manager in the Saga Services Commercial team, this role is ideally suited to individuals studying towards a finance qualification in ACCA/CIMA/AAT. You'll be responsible for ensuring reporting systems and processes are well maintained and documented to ensure the successful delivery of the reporting cycles.

This is a pivotal role within the Commercial team by providing detailed and robust financial reporting, planning and analysis in accordance with both internal and external reporting guidelines and requirements.

And in return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.

Role Responsibility

  • Take responsibility for Saga Services for internal financial reporting and analysis including:
    • Preparation of monthly management accounts and reports for Saga Services P&L and balance sheet
    • Analysis and commentaries for actuals, forecast, budget and 5-year plan
    • Variance analysis and commentary for presentation to Directors, Senior Management, Group reporting and Board
    • Marketing efficiency analysis preparation
    • Provision of weekly trading management information
    • Monthly forecasting and modelling for current financial year, full-year budget and long-term planning
    • Year-end analytics and reporting for statutory reporting and external audit
  • Provide appropriate challenge and support to the product teams in order to deliver forecasts and projections which are challenging yet achievable
  • Continuous design and improvement of existing financial planning processes to satisfy business requirements and support commercial decision making
  • Drive system development, implementation and change to deliver process improvement and enhanced MI
  • Continue to drive commercial report improvements in order to drive efficiency and enhanced presentation of data to support the business
  • Provide cover and support for the commercial team in order to ensure deliverables are met within required deadlines
  • Provide support to the Assistant Finance Manager on all matters as required

The Ideal Candidate

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good technical accounting skills
  • Ideally have experience in a sizeable (1000+ employees) organisation, ideally a plc
  • Able to demonstrate significant competence in the use of financial systems packages (general ledger, financial modelling systems ideally TM1) and advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent personal effectiveness and time management skills, such as task and diary management, work and project planning, file and record keeping (physical and electronic)
  • Able to work as a team and capable of delivering objectives under pressure
  • A professional approach and a high regard for confidentiality
  • Able to summarise data sets into

Education and Qualifications:

  • Graduate level or equivalent desirable
  • Studying towards ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualifications

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication with a range of colleagues at varying levels of seniority
  • Able to quickly establish credibility, winning the respect and co-operation of colleagues at all levels
  • High integrity and objectivity capable of selling ideas and implementing change
  • Analytically strong with the ability to challenge and think outside the box
  • Possess an inquisitive mind, and be able to identify anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution
  • Relish the challenge of working to tight deadlines and during periods of pressure
  • A positive, ‘can do’ attitude

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include:

  • Option to purchase a further 5 days annual leave per year
  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years service
  • Pension
  • AXA Be Supported
  • Apples Nursery (Folkestone only and on a waiting list basis)
  • Free fruit
  • Give as you earn
  • Free eyetests
  • Honeymoon benefit
  • Sharebuy
  • Salary finance
  • Discounts on Saga holidays and insurance products
  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Long service awards

About the Company

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities. If you need support at any point with your application please let us know as we will be happy to help.

Learn more about the Saga business by watching our Saga plc results for the financial year 2018/2019

To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.


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