Assistant Management Accountant

Assistant Management Accountant

Location: Wilmslow 3 days per week, 2 days from home

Hours of Work: Full time. 

We are the Citation Group. We offer colleagues and clients an opportunity they will not gain at many other businesses. We are interested in growth, investment and service excellence. We have never and will never grow our business by cost cutting or tying people up in bureaucracy. We don’t do politics – we want people focused upon actions and delivery. We don’t do micro-management – we empower, support and innovate. We are leaders, not empire builders and we love our business.

The Citation Group has grown rapidly over the past few years and have big ambitions for the future.  As a Private Equity backed business, the plan is to triple the size of the business over the next few years through both organic growth and acquisitions.

The role

Monthly Reporting

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow;
  • Ownership of month end procedures including accruals and prepayments;
  • Ensure all income, expenditure and capex is correctly accounted for, monitored and any variances to budget and prior year are analysed and understood;
  • Ensure financial reports are accurate and delivered to deadline;
  • Presentation of monthly results of HSD business to Divisional FC and Head of Commercial Finance including completing accurate and insightful commentary for inclusion in Board and Investor reports
  • Management of the fixed asset register;
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet and control accounts.

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Involvement in the preparation of forecasts and budgets for the HSD business;
  • Production of short term cashflow forecasts.


  • Leading the annual audit process, providing requested information in a timely manner and having the knowledge to be the go-to person for questions about the business.
  • Support the Group team with the production of statutory accounts.
  • Identify process improvements from both an efficiency and internal control perspective and take ownership for development and implementation of solutions.
  • Quarterly VAT returns.

About you

We are looking for an individual with the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Strong excel skills with experience of manipulating data using vlookups, sumifs and pivot tables;
  • A well organised, efficient and committed individual;
  • Proven ability to pick up new areas of work quickly and ability to self-motivate;
  • Ability to recognise issues, problem solve and identify solutions;
  • Pro-active with a “can do” attitude to tasks and issues that arise; and
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment.

Here’s a taste of the perks we roll out for our extraordinary team members:

  • 25 Days of Holiday: We’re talking sun-soaked beaches, snow-capped mountains, or simply your favourite cozy spot at home. Take your well-deserved break with 25 days of holiday, plus those cherished bank holidays.
  • Birthday Bliss: Your birthday isn’t just another day on the calendar; it’s YOUR day! Enjoy it in style with a day off, because at Citation, we believe in celebrating YOU.
  • Post-Wedding Bliss: Newlyweds, we’ve got something special for you too! Extra weeks of holiday to bask in the glow of post-wedding happiness.
  • Growing Families: We’re all about supporting our Citation family, and that includes expectant parents. Vouchers and special perks await to celebrate the newest addition to your family.
  • Healthcare cash plan: Your well-being is our priority. That’s why we offer private healthcare to ensure your peace of mind and keep you feeling your best.

Join us at Citation, where success comes with unbeatable perks and a culture that truly celebrates your achievements!

Vacancy Information

Wilmslow, UK
Job Type
Remote/Office Hybrid
Work Type
Full Time

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