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 18 operational student accommodation schemes in 9 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 business going through an impressive period of growth. The main purpose of the role is to be the lead accountant on a number of the student accommodation sites which Downing operates, covering all aspects of reporting and financial management.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of quarter end financial statements
  • Compilation of the quarter end management accounts pack
  • 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



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