Management Accountant


Full-time, permanent

Downing is an award-winning leading developer, owner and operator of bespoke, luxury student accommodation, residential and commercial property across the UK. We have been operating for over 30 years and currently have 20 operational student accommodation schemes in 10 major cities, with additional impressive projects currently under construction.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Management Accountant to join our busy finance team based at our Head Office in Liverpool City Centre. This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving and longstanding family business where the successful candidate will act as the lead accountant for a number of sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Compilation of the quarter end management accounts pack for designated sites
  • Preparation of quarter end and annual financial statements
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Rental income accounting and other finance aspects of the letting system
  • Overseeing the company’s credit control, cash and review of bookkeeping entries
  • Assisting with management information reporting
  • VAT/CIS returns
  • Providing external auditors with information and handling queries

Key Requirements:

  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work using your own initiative and manage your own time effectively
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • A strong technical and practical working knowledge of management accounts
  • First class communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Professional qualification ideal, not essential.
  • Sector experience also taken into consideration.


  • Company Pension
  • Life assurance cover
  • Free on-site gym
  • Central location
  • Modern office space
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