Management Accountant job description & role information

For employers looking to fill a Management Accountant vacancy, the following sample Management Accountant job description can help you to attract the best candidates for the role. By tailoring this Management Accountant position description according to your company's specific job requirements, you have an excellent interview tool for comparison purposes.

For job seekers looking for a Management Accountant role, this job description details what the role may involve and what skills and experience are required to give you the best chance of securing the position.

Management Accountant role description:

Reporting to the Finance Manager or Financial Controller, a Management Accountant is primarily involved in providing managers with the relevant information to facilitate decision-making. 

Typical Management Accountant job duties and responsibilities:

A Management Accountant's duties and responsibilities can be varied depending on the organisation, however, they may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of monthly management reports tracking financial performance against budget

  • Providing commentary on management reports

  • Preparation of cashflow forecasts

  • Variance Analysis around actual results compared to the budget and forecasts for each profit and cost centre

  • Play a lead role in compiling the annual budget with senior management

  • Analysing trends and financial performance across business units

  • Month-end accounting including reconciliations and journals

  • Supervising and training junior staff

  • Taking part in systems and process improvement initiatives

Skills and attributes:

The more common skills and attributes that are most needed for this role may include:

  • Experience with forecasting and budgeting

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and relevant standards

  • Ability to analyse complex reports

  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting concepts to non-finance staff

  • Organised and structured in daily duties

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Team player and ability to establish strong relationships

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate business partnering

  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously

  • Intermediate to advanced computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting packages

  • Relevant Business/Finance related degree

  • Professional Accounting qualifications such as CPA or CA

Salary guide:

$80 - $120k + Super


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