Commercial Management Accountant

Salary & Benefits
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
Job Advert Description

As Commercial Management Accountant you will lead on the provision of management information and financial planning support to the Commercial Directorate of IOP Publishing. This includes ensuring all processes are efficient and fit for purpose, such as sales reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and cost management. You will report to the Group Financial Planning Manager, but will work closely with the Commercial Business Partner to represent finance to the Commercial Directorate.  You’ll need the skills and ability to deliver results and manage service levels in a fast paced and demanding environment.

You will be accountable for providing a detailed understanding of revenue performance, cost management and lead on the annual budget and quarterly forecast process.  As well as supporting decision-making, you will equip the business with finance skills so that managers are accomplished in running their areas with commercial acumen.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, solid financial judgement and problem solving skills, as well as an ability to form strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Although based in the UK, IOP Publishing has a number of overseas offices and the role holder will need to be comfortable building relationships via phone and email with stakeholders based internationally.


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent) part-qualified/qualified with relevant experience

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrable experience of month end, budgets and forecasts
  • Strong systems (ERP) knowledge including process development to support business requirements
  • Demonstrable experience of building rapport with organisational stakeholders
  • Ability to accurately complete work at a detailed level and under time pressure
  • Experience of developing financial acumen as a budget holder/management competence
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Must be proactive and able to use own initiative
  • Good technical know-how (UK GAAP, taxation)

About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme, is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US.  Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

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