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With a legacy of more than 100 years, Janes provides the only single resource for comprehensive, unclassified and up-to-date intelligence on military equipment in production and use around the globe. By structuring and connecting this data to the inventories for more than 190 countries, Janes is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with timely, accurate, validated intelligence to support entity recognition, capability assessment and market analysis.

Janes is a leading provider of timely and assured data, information, analysis and forecasts for Defence & National Security organisations globally.


We are seeking a highly motivated Management Accountant to join our Coulsdon based finance team, on a six month fixed term basis. This is an excellent opportunity to work as a key member of this highly visible finance team in a rapidly growing business.

The focus of the role will be to support the Group Financial Controller with management accounting duties and support on finance processes and policies following the implementation of a new finance system (NetSuite). You will work closely with various departments, including accounting, sales operations and leadership team.


Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, key responsibilities include:

  • Produce accurate, reliable monthly management accounts within 8 day timetable, including:
    • Collaborate with FP&A to prepare ‘audit-ready’ revenue analysis
    • Manage P&L posting accuracy at account and cost centre levels
    • Manage journal postings
    • Prepare bank reconciliations
    • Take ownership of accruals and prepayments
    • Prepare balance sheet reconciliation pack
  • Prepare and review of monthly / quarterly VAT returns to be submitted to external accountants across various jurisdictions.
  • Assist with periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries.
  • Provide audit support with financial records, reports and other supporting documentation to auditors, give procedural walkthroughs and other assistance as required.
  • Collecting ad hoc information for specific purposes or reports, providing relevant information on-demand.
  • Identify and drive improvements to systems and processes, assist with process documentation.


  • Proven work experience within Management Accounting.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to seeing tasks through to completion.
  • Mature approach with the ability and confidence to deal with finance and non-finance individuals on a day to day basis.
  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with personnel at all levels in the organisation.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel. 
  • Experience with NetSuite essential.
  • Salesforce, Power BI or Tableau would be advantageous.
  • ACA / ACCA/ CIMA qualified or QBE. 
  • University Degree 2:1 or above would be preferred.

For successful candidates, Janes provides a supportive, stretching and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly both personally and professionally.  

We value diversity at Janes and are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our colleagues. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation and age. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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We offer a great place to work, a place where you’re valued and together, we’re making a difference in the world. We offer a great benefits package to ensure Janes is a true employer of choice.

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