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Senior Accountant - Hybrid

Manchester, Greater Manchester/Homeworking
Competitive salary
Closing date
7 May 2024

Job Details

Senior Accountant 

Manchester Transport Ltd is part of the Trips Business Unit at Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We’re the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners, and people, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

The Trips business unit will bridge the of today with the of tomorrow, leading the evolution from a single-product company to a multi-product offering company with an unprecedented, personalised travel experience at the heart of its success. 

A Senior Accountant is required to join the Transport Ltd Financial Accounting & Reporting team in Manchester. Supporting the delivery of accurate & complete financial reporting requirements for the transport division of the business


  • Be responsible for reconciling accounts, post journal entries, and maintain a complete and accurate general ledger in accordance with accounting principles and reporting schedules so that the organization has a full and accurate statement of its financial position
  • Leading on Management Accounts, P&L, intercompany, control accounts & balance sheet reconciliations. Focusing on continuous improvement and the finance initiative of taking us from good to great.
  • Ownership of complex accounts, e.g. revenue, cost of sales, GRNI, accruals, prepayment, payroll- and intercompany transactions
  • Be responsible for the monthly (quarterly, annual) closing processes of the ledger, including preparation of journal entries, accruals, prepayment, payroll & intercompany transactions, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, detailed supporting analysis and relevant documentation, balance sheets and perform profit and loss review
  • Investigating and commenting on key variances between budgeted and actual performance, proposing corrective action as appropriate
  • Support internal & external audits and inquiries
  • Proactively support in covering all compliance requirements, i.e. Sox, tax, statutory and statistical filings and audits, highlight issues and recommend process improvements where possible
  • Establish close working relations with the wider finance teams and global brands to resolve issues or establish new processes as required. Including liaison with the Technical Accounting team as necessary to ensure appropriate accounting entries are used.

Skills and Experience 

  • Qualified in CIMA, ACCA, or ACA
  • Minimum 2 years post qualified experience in a management accounts background
  • Strong interpersonal skills Proactive, flexible and capable of working independently as well as working in a team Excellent Excel Skills  Previous month end reporting experience Prior experience in a large organisation/group Analytical background, ideally working in a high-volume environment Ability to multi-task & flexible attitude Working to strict deadlines Good communication and analytical skills Attention to detail Solution oriented and result driven Experience with SAP is desirable but not essential’s Total Rewards Philosophy is not only about compensation but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards are striven to make it easier for you to experience all that life has to offer—all the messy, beautiful, and joyful bits—on your terms. So you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits which include:

● Health, life, and disability insurance*

● Annual paid time off and generous paid leave scheme including: parent, grandparent, bereavement, and care leave

● Hybrid working including flexible working arrangements, and up to 20 days per year working from abroad (home country)

● Industry leading product discounts for yourself, friends, and family, including automatic Genius Level 3 status and wallet credit

● Free access to online learning platforms, development and mentorship programs, and a complimentary Headspace membership

● On-site meals, coffee, and snacks, including healthy and vegan options, daily

Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Wellbeing and Volunteering (IDBWV) have been a core part of our company culture since day one. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Take it from our Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano: “At, the diversity of our people doesn’t just build an outstanding workplace, it also crafts a better and more inclusive travel experience for everyone. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a place where you can make your mark and have a real impact in travel and tech.” We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustment to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment!!


Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.

Company is the planet’s #1 accommodation site. Our humble, talented staff of over 10,000 drives us forward every day. We love travel, and we work hard every day to make it easier to book great accommodations in more than 200 destinations.

Since its foundation in 1996, has been one of the travel sector’s best-kept secrets. Today we’ve got some serious numbers to our name: with over a billion guest nights booked and counting, 950,000 room nights booked every 24 hours, 42 languages available and 21 million bookable rooms. We attribute our success to never losing sight of our customer’s needs and remaining true to our mission: to help leisure and business travellers, whatever their budgets, easily discover, book, and enjoy the world’s best places to stay.

At, the customer is at the center of everything we do. We aim to produce the best possible customer experience, with the greatest selection of accommodation options, the smoothest, most intuitive process, and the greatest customer service. Our customer service team goes above and beyond to make our customers experience the delight of right.

We WOW our customers with our top notch personal service in more than 40 languages and we are always looking for new faces to join our team. If you are a born problem-solver with smart and fast solutions in the heat of the moment and you have a passion for friendly service, come help us provide the best in class service to every customer and accommodation involved in the experience.

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