Senior Management Accountant

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
07 Jul 2022
11 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Full Time

Senior Management Accountant
£48,000 per annum
Full-time, permanent
London/Hybrid working

We are seeking a qualified Senior Management Accountant to join our Finance team.

The role

As Senior Management Accountant, you will be expected to assist the Director of Finance in carrying out the financial and accounting activities of the Royal Academy of Engineering, RAE Trading Limited (RAET) and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation (QEP) in line with financial and management procedures and practices. You will provide excellent financial support to a growing organisation facilitating the best use of resources across the Academy.

Acting as our finance lead across many departments, you will be an internal finance expert and a key contact for external stakeholders. Alongside other members of the Finance team, you will provide advice to staff with internal financial queries as and when required, ad-hoc support to staff, produce management accounts and submit accurate reporting updates to government and other funders. You will also produce working papers for audit and prepare full accounts for subsidiaries. You can expect considerable variety and an extremely high profile.

Who are we looking for?

You should be able to exert real influence with operational departments, requiring broad knowledge and experience of finance business partnering and a good working knowledge of month-end processes. A background in management accounts and advanced Excel skills are essential. You will be able to reconcile different sources of data and produce value add reporting and eloquently describe any action required to best manage the finances of the Academy. The ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is also an important element of this role.

Who are we?

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.

Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?

We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.

This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.

We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference, to join our team – is this you?

Company Benefits

The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:

  • BUPA cash plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Regular social activities
  • Independent Financial Advice
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Wellbeing days and office-wide Christmas leave
  • Significant investment into your personal and professional development.


Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.

Closing date: 11 July 2022.

The first round of interviews will be held virtually week commencing 18 July 2022.

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