Management Accountant Job Vacancy

Job title: Management Accountant

Location: Exeter head office, hybrid working

Salary: £30 - 32k/year (dependant on experience)

Hours: Full time 

To Apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter to 

Closing Date: 7th January 2022.

We are looking for a Management Accountant to join our busy & exciting Finance team. If you are good with numbers, a qualified accountant, a good team player & ready for your next challenge we want to hear from you.

Teaching over 50,000 babies and toddlers per week across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand and China, Water Babies is the largest pre-school swimming company in the world.

Financial reporting is core to being able to offer our franchises the best service to grow their client base & be the best they can be.

The Management Accountant will be responsible for:

  • To be directly responsible for recording, managing and reporting on a portfolio of companies within the Group.
  • To prepare monthly trial balance, profit & loss account, balance sheet, cashflow and variance analysis notes for review by the Head of Finance.
  • To take direct responsibility as part of the extended corporate finance team in ensuring that each company operates within the financial control procedures of the group and monthly reconciliations and control balances are prepared and signed off.
  • Monitor accounting and reporting developments and provide recommendations to process changes to ensure compliance.
  • Always ensure compliance with relevant regulatory bodies including Vat, Corporation Tax and PAYE.
  • To work with business stream managers in providing financial support to ensure that budgeted targets at a minimum met.
  • Audit assistance

The role will require you to work closely with our UK and international franchisees and Head Office team, therefore exceptional communication, organisation, and planning skills will be key to the success of this post.

The Management accountant post will be full time and permanent and we will reward you with a competitive salary and company benefits package.


  • Cima or ACCA  qualified


  • Ability to prepare management accounts with excellent reconciliation and analytical skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sage
  • Work in an accurate, organised and structured way that others can follow
  • Ability to work effectively either as part of a team or individually
  • Strong communication skills

Company Benefits 

  • Strong culture of company support with ongoing training opportunities 
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexible Hybrid working
  • Enhanced holiday and leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Group Life Cover 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Company-wide social activities
  • A rewarding role to be proud of 

We Take Care of Our People 

Our diverse team makes us who we are and we aren’t afraid to shout about it. We’ve made it the kind of company where you can balance great work with a great life. We want you for what you can do. 

This is a demanding job, but you get so much back from it in return. As a team, we have great fun and work extremely well together – because we care about each other and we’ll support you through thick and thin. 

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