Assistant Management Accountant

Bristol, UK

SmartStream is looking for a Part Qualified accountant to assist in delivering financial support and analysis along with limited routine accounting entries for selected areas of the business. The role will play a part in preparing monthly reporting deliverables, undertaking ad-hoc analysis and investigating related queries.


SmartStream is a global software and managed services provider to the world’s top banks, asset managers, custodians and broker dealers. With offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US, this is a unique opportunity to work in a market leading organisation with significant exposure to worldwide practices alongside organisational support in developing your skills.


Job Responsibilities

  • Preparing established monthly reporting packs for the business units, functions/cost centres with appropriate commentary on variances to budget
  • Providing financial support for the Marketing function, raising a limited number of prepayments and accruals, reconciling a limited number of balance sheet accounts, preparing a summary of monthly and YTD performance to budget with appropriate analysis
  • Preparing monthly analysis of areas of expenditure, such as Travel & Entertainment, Facilities & Infrastructure, Legal and Exceptional items
  • Attend the monthly P&L pre-close meetings, having already investigated the relevant areas and provide explanations/status updates
  • Assist in the roll out of improved financial analysis for Development and Product Management, including timesheet costing and support costing   
  • Assist with aspects of the monthly / quarterly reporting to the overseas parent   
  • Assist in Expense and Cashflow forecasting   
  • Assisting the Group Tax Manager and Corporate Accountant as may be required
  • Undertake project work/investigations as required


Key Skills 

  • Good Excel skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Comfortable making accounting entries within the accounting system
  • A willingness to investigate and understand
  • Attention to detail and pride in accuracy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and a desire to improve


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of the Great Plains accounting system
  • Experience of using a Business planning and analysis tool, such as Anaplan


Qualifications and Experience

  • Progress towards a recognised accounting qualification, such as CIMA or ACCA, with evidence of progress in examinations
  • Experience of a multi-site / multi-entity global organisation



  • Competitive salary
  • Study support through to qualification
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Company pension scheme matching up to 5% of salary
  • Private medical insurance plus life assurance coverage
  • Flexible benefits platform