Management Accountant United Kingdom, Finance – London

Opportunity to join Bloomsbury’s Publishing PLC UK finance team. Role Based in the UK and placed within the Financial Operations team reporting to the UK Financial Controller. Responsibilities range from management accounting to business partnership and the role plays a key leadership role in driving results and operational improvements.

The role requires that you support the compilation of UK monthly management accounts in accordance with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc’s schedule, liaise with management and commercial staff and provide regular and accurate financial analysis of relevant financial data.

The role

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Maintaining the “Work in Progress” WIP on book production
  • Management accounting for all UK overheads
  • UK payroll financial control
  • Review reconciliations of UK general balance sheet accounts
  • Maintain UK fixed assets register
  • Business partnership for all UK overheads

This role has dotted responsibility for the UK Financial Assistant, who manages the preparation of month-end journals, stakeholder reporting and balance sheet reconciliations.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Academic Qualifications

  • ACA, ACCA, ACMA (or equivalent) qualified accountant
  • Undergraduate degree with 2.1 or above

Professional experience

  • Solid demonstrated relevant experience in accounting
  • Relevant commercial experience (media/publishing an advantage)

Interpersonal and management skills

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the business and provide clear guidance to non-financial stakeholders
  • Managing own time in the face of multiple competing demands
  • Fast and accurate, attention to detail
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Proactive, motivated, able to show initiative
  • Line management experience preferred
  • Flexible in working hours and scope of work to be undertaken
  • Ability to be flexible and work within a divisional matrix structure

Technical skills/experience

  • MS Excel (Strong)
  • Financial Systems – (Access Dimensions preferred)
  • Focal point (preferred)
  • Library (preferred)

Additional information

The role is a permanent full-time position and is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a mandatory 2 day in office / 3 day home (or fully in office if preferred) work pattern . The office days allocated for this role are: Tuesday and Thursday

Please apply with a CV and cover letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the “APPLY NOW” button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by March 2, 2022.

Bloomsbury reserves the right to close the position early if we exceed the required number of applications

Benefits of Bloomsbury

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning global organization, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive advantages:

working model

  • hybrid work model of: 2 days in the office / 3 days at home (or entirely in the office if you prefer)


  • 25 days vacation
  • 3.5 days Christmas company vacation

Other benefits:

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an extra 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Subscription loan

Sharesave program

Home doctor

Eye Care Voucher Program

That day – online fitness classes, mindfulness, cooking classes, workshops, etc.

Corporate culture ! – Employee voice meetings, staff networks (BAME, disability, mental health, LGBTQ+ and parents, guardians and carers), 15 mental health first aiders trained in UK offices, publication events and access to resources free publications

For additional benefits, see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please report to the recruitment team if necessary

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the original publisher and trustee of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic names. Read our story to find out how it all started.

Bloomsbury is committed to creating a work environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, respects difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are committed to nurturing and developing our people to reach their full potential, and we know that our success is built on the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognize the urgent need to attract and support candidates from all backgrounds and identities to be part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please learn more about our missions and values here.

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