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5 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Financial Sales Jobs
Business Partnering Accountant


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Employment Type:

Full Time / Permanent


East Croydon

Role Overview

Trading as EMAP for its B2B division, Metropolis International is a fast-growing business, privately owned Media Group with £60m of revenue, structured in three divisions – consumer media, business media and discount and loyalty. It has print magazine, digital and face-to-face activities in the business media division, magazines and basic websites in consumer, and the Smart save discount and loyalty business. Metropolis is actively looking at acquiring more media businesses. It employs approaching 500 people in offices in West London, Croydon, Shoreditch, Lancashire, Cheshire, Devon and Dublin.

Key Accountabilities:

Produce monthly Management Accounts and KPI’s for business media and consumer media brands -magazines, events and conferences

Produce forecasts and budgets for the above

Business partner to business MD’s

Improve & maintain systems & business processes. Identify efficiencies, cost saving opportunities and revenue enhancing opportunities

Assisting in integrating new businesses

Based in our Croydon office with occasional travel to our other offices Shoreditch and Gunnersbury. The cost of travel between offices will be reimbursed

Roles and Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Business Partner Accounting Manager, and working alongside another Business Partnering Accountant, key duties would include:

Month end reporting, ensuring timely and accurate production of management reporting, with detailed analysis of major variances against budgets and forecasts

Production of forecasts and budgets working in support of commercial business

Business Partnering including decision support for divisional Managing Directors

Assisting with finance integration of acquisitions and implementation of new systems and business processes

Part Qualified or Finalist with strong accounting skills and experience



Part Qualified (CIMA, ACA or ACCA) Graduate Accountant

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in commerce and industry

Media experience, ideally in publishing or similar, strongly desired

Bright, keen, proactive self-starter with a passion for improving systems and processes, identifying efficiencies, cost saving opportunities and revenue enhancing opportunities

Commercial, interested in business and in adding value to commercial managers thinking

Experience of liaising with non-finance staff and building relationships

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Logical thinker with good problem solving abilities

Hard working, organised and efficient with a passion for the detail

Excellent Excel skills

Calm under pressure with prior experience of producing high quality work to deadlines

Good team player & strong inter-personal skills

1st time passes in accountancy exams

Academic (e.g. 2.1 degree or above)

Skills & Competencies:

Experience preferred in a similar role

Knowledge about accounting principles and procedures

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Proficiency with computers, especially business solutions and bookkeeping software

Strong planning and problem solving skills

Ability to analyze information and processes

Motivation to develop and maintain internal and external relationships

Commitment to ethical behaviour with a willingness to adhere to all company policies and current financial legislation

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