Company Accountant (22.5hrs per week)

Job description

What can we offer you?

We firmly believe that The Marketing Practice (TMP) is the best place for B2B marketers. We are one of the fastest-growing and most-awarded B2B marketing agencies in the world, working with exciting companies like Microsoft, Salesforce and O2 on cutting-edge global programs from our three international offices. And because of that growth and scale, there are heaps of opportunities for ambitious, committed marketers to succeed and grow at TMP – whether that means taking the next step on your career ladder, working with experts across marketing disciplines to develop new skills, or on-the-job learning with our bespoke TMP Academy training program.

That’s not just empty promises: all but one of our board members worked their way up through the company, including three who started as graduates. Today, we’re bringing on new clients and expanding our capabilities in all departments – that means we need people like you to come and join the TMP family. So if you’re looking to progress your career, do your best work, develop new skills, and have fun working with like-minded, talented people every day, we would love to hear from you.

You are…

... the Company Accountant for TMP Inc, a US Entity with a UK HQ and a German Affiliate. You will be supporting the day to day financial transactions and management accounting. You will report into the Group Financial Controller (UK Based) and locally to the Managing Director (US Based). You are focused on making sure everything is running well, there are no surprises. You have a natural instinct for improving efficiency and accuracy. You’re an approachable individual who can easily communicate financial and commercial matters to non-financial managers, with attention to detail and financial service delivery at the heart of what you do. 

The role…

Your key responsibility is producing accurate and timely monthly financial statements for the US business. From entering the sales and purchase ledger invoices to creating the month end P&L and managing everything in-between. You will support the Group Financial Controller in everything US related and add value by making suggestions for improvements in how we do things. You will bring relevant and credible analysis and interpretation to add value to the business and have a natural instinct of making sure actions and tasks are completed by deadlines and what to do to achieve this in a complex and fast paced environment.

You will have responsibility for supporting the implementation of company internal controls and governance. You will support and train through thorough understanding of the TMP way and share your knowledge of financial best practice across the finance team and non-financial managers.



  • Process and manage the purchase ledger on a day to day basis, including creating suppliers on Sage/Synergist, inputting invoices, ensuring the supplier accounts are accurate and preparing payment runs
  • Process and manage the sales ledger on a day to day basis, including creating clients on Sage/Synergist, raising and issuing invoices and managing credit control
  • Enter the intercompany recharges, including overheads and disbursements
  • Review the monthly revenue recognition process in the US, working with CLS to resolve any differences
  • Own the month end accounting entries and management of depreciation, accruals and prepayments
  • Produce first draft P&L in a timely manner for review by the Finance Director (UK Based)
  • Ensure that the balance sheet recs are correct, completed on time, and queries resolved in a timely basis
  • Work to month end timetables and deadlines
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure that the US Entity is fully compliant with US GAAP
  • Support the Finance Director in ensuring a smooth and efficient Finance Function

Experience and behaviors required

  • Results-orientated and service delivery focused
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work in a busy and fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization essential
  • Strong problem solving and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make recommendations based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Experience of working in a Professional Services Company
  • Ability to create and develop a US based Finance Function from scratch
  • Management  / Financial Accounting 3 year minimum
  • Knowledge of US Tax system
  • Experience of dealing with non-financial managers
  • Working with a UK Based Parent (desirable, not essential)
  • Knowledge of Sage 50