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Management Accountant - London

Virgin Active
Competitive Dependent On Experience
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

Management Accountant - London

Virgin Active are committed to changing people's lives for the better through wellness. Our team are dedicated to delivering a unique leisure and relaxation experience throughout all our clubs. All our team members pride themselves on incorporating Virgin Active values and ensuring the highest Brand Standards into their work, so our members can experience the finest facilities and service. We take value in recruiting the very best team members who work behind the scenes to support our clubs in delivering a world class member experience. We are looking for a Management Accountant to join our Finance Team.

The Management Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day accounting tasks, analytical review and process improvement. With support from the wider Finance team, you will be encouraged to take on additional responsibilities as you progress.

The Role

  • Handling Month end accruals and prepayments postings across a range of P&L areas including employment costs, rent and other fixed costs, utilities, IT, and licenses.
  • Completing a analytical review of P&L accounts, and presentation of findings to Senior Finance Manager and Financial Controller.
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations, identifying risks and undertaking actions based findings.
  • Business partnering with relevant teams across the company.
  • Working with the Accounts Payable and Bank and Cash teams to ensure day-to-day operational finance requirements are met.
  • Assisting with financial audit queries.
  • Creating annual budgets and review of performance against these throughout the year.
  • Applying knowledge gained through relevant studies to review and improve processes and controls around financial reporting of costs, capital expenditure, and cashflow.
  • Working on ad hoc projects to support the business (e.g. in relation to cost control and energy consumption).


  • Previous experience within a finance team, or as an auditor
  • Experience of preparing balance sheet reconciliations (not essential)
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A thorough approach to work and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Sound proficiency in using Microsoft Excel
  • Currently working towards a professional finance qualification (i.e. ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA)
  • A thorough approach to work with strong attention to detail
  • A proactive attitude and a desire to continuously improve working practices
  • The ability to work independently when required
  • Effective prioritization skills, and the ability to demonstrate flexibility in response to management action

Our Perks

  • 25 days (excluding bank holidays) annual leave, plus a Celebration Day – and we want you take them
  • Access to The Peoples Pension, with our contributions at 3%
  • Complimentary Virgin Active membership for you and a buddy. You can also get free membership for your children too, ability to take advantage of our Club V.
  • Private Dental and Healthcare Insurance – your physical health is important, and we want you to have the access to healthcare should you require it.
  • Life Assurance 4x your salary – which we hope you will not need.
  • We want you to love Virgin Active like we do, so you get discounts across Virgin active – everything from guest passes to 50% off PT sessions.
  • You will join Virgin Family - where not only can you  communicate with your colleagues across Virgin Group, but also many discounts (including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays and Virgin Media/O2) 
  • Maintaining a healthy diet while at work can be hard, so we offer all our team members 20% off food and drink at our KAUAI branches located in clubs.
  • Managing finances can be difficult, so we offer access to Salary Finance. They can support you with loans and savings plans, as well as help you become a personal finance expert.
  • Mental health is a cornerstone of wellbeing. Our BUPA employer assistance programme is there when you need a helping hand with 4 free counselling sessions.
  • We know finding a new home to rent can be stressful. We partner with Dexters who offer complimentary corporate letting services – meaning no tenant charges.
  • Access to ePoints, offering loads of online discounts to retailers.
  • Always wanted to take that yoga course? Well VA offer discount on all their Academy courses, trained by the very best instructors.

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