7 months ago
We are Future, a global multi-platform media company with big ambitions and the talent to bring them to life. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer.
We’re the name behind award-winning brands in specialist sectors like technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, field sports, knowledge and home interest. Specialists in our field and passionate about what we do, every year we attract millions of consumers to our websites, magazines, events and social spaces.
We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. But that’s not enough – we’re continually adding to our portfolio, building on our technology and investing in our people. Everything we do is born from our desire to innovate and influence and we restlessly look to improve. We hire people we can learn from and we work together to push the boundaries of what can be done.
Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients and shareholders. Our shareholders have watched Future transition into an innovative global platform for specialist media, our share price has performed well in parallel with both the transition and our growing ability in making our content pay. Shares Magazine have issued their 10 stocks for 2018 which includes Future as one of their top picks.
We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work and the kind of personal development that makes evert day even more enjoyable and challenging. We believe it to be a really existing time to join Future.
Every kind of talent is celebrated and nurtured here. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, which means we don’t have a Future headquarters. Across our offices in London, Bath, New York, Sydney, Bournemouth, Bromsgrove and San Francisco, each and every one of us is playing a part in driving our business forward.
Working alongside the Commercial Finance and Group Finance teams, the Management Accounts team is responsible for the preparation, reconciliation and dissemination of the group’s trial balances each reporting period, ensuring revenues, costs, balance sheet accounts, statistics and KPIs have been posted to the general ledger and reconciled in time for monthly, quarterly and annual review and group consolidation. The team is also responsible for completion of UK and international VAT and sales tax, National Statistics and other statutory and non-statutory returns and reports.
Job Summary & Purpose
Working within the management accounts team, which is responsible for preparing the monthly accounts of the UK, US and Australian businesses, for review by commercial finance teams and senior management. This primarily focuses on monthly journal posting and close processes, balance sheet reconciliations and ad-hoc projects. The Assistant Management Accountant will also be expected to help identify areas for process improvement and help deliver and implement necessary changes in the month end close process
This role provides an excellent opportunity to train towards a full professional-level accounting qualification and the candidate will be expected to play a key part of his/her training and development.
Key role responsibilities
Prepare and post a set of monthly general ledger journals to a tight deadline as part of the monthly accounts close process.
Reconcile a portfolio of balance sheet accounts across the group on a timely basis every month.
Work closely with the Commercial Finance team to help investigate any financial or reporting queries.
Regularly communicate with other teams within finance and other departments in the UK, US and Australia to ensure smooth flow of financial information during the month end close process.
Document procedures and assist in identifying and refining potential system and reporting improvements.
Assist in the preparation of half-year and year-end group reporting packs and supporting schedules.
Assist in the preparation of various national and international statutory and sales tax returns.
Actively participate in own professional development and training, aiming to achieve full qualification within a reasonable period of time.
Essential skills and experience
Desire to work towards the CIMA qualification;
Willingness to learn and to be proactive in progressing own qualification.
High attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively as part of team and to work flexibly.
Comfortable to work with a wide range of people across a business including non-financial managers.
Self-motivating and ability to use own initiative.
Ability to manage your own time effectively and work to tight reporting deadlines
Good Excel skills.
Desirable skills and experience
Netsuite systems experience.
We are an inclusive and equal opportunities employer which means we firmly believe that the best candidate will be successful in their application through a fair and transparent selection process based purely on their talents. Each person we hire will be successful not only based on their technical expertise but also for their behaviours, values & management & leadership potential for the future. We want to hire people that we would be happy to be our managers!
Our values are intrinsic to our culture and during the selection process, you should be able to demonstrate why you’ll be an asset to our team and enhance our culture when you join us – making Future an even more fantastic place to work!
We are part of the audience and the community
Our passion for our products makes us part of the community we engage with.
Our audiences give us a voice and that’s an incredible privilege that we treat with reverence.
We embrace all the ways we are able to communicate to our audiences – print, online and in person – and love doing so.
We are proud of our past and excited about our future
We are proud to work at Future, because being part of this team feels good.
We are one team, one company with big ambitions.
We all row the boat
No matter how long you’ve worked here, or what your role is at Future, your contribution counts – so grab an oar!
We move faster when everyone pulls in the same direction. So what you do – and how you do it – matters.
We take responsibility because that’s the best way to get things done. We collaborate because we’re stronger together.
Let’s do this!
We take the best decisions we can in the face of uncertainty.
It makes us think each decision through – then we go for it.
We commit to what we’ve agreed and have the confidence to persevere through tough times. But we’re able to admit mistakes because that helps us learn and chart a new course when we need to.
That’s called ‘doing it right’.
It’s the people in the boat that matter
Having the right team in the boat is mission critical.
We are all successful when we are self-motivated, self-aware and self-disciplined.
We support each other, challenge each other and have fun with each other.
We are determined to hire people we can learn from and who we would have as our boss.
Results matter, success feels good
We love being successful.
We restlessly look to improve, be ever creative, and unashamedly commercial in our ventures.
Great results mean we are able to align the needs & expectations of our audiences, communities, clients and shareholders