Senior Management Accountant

England, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
GBP52500 - GBP53500 per annum
27 Jul 2022
24 Aug 2022
Institute of
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Full Time
Senior Management Accountant

Milton Keynes - Hybrid working


Full Time

£52,500pa depending on experience

Overall purpose of Senior Management Accountant role

The role exists to help with provision of important financial information and commercial insight for our "Reputation & Influence" and "Education and Training" divisions, supporting the Operating Plan process (including 3 year plans, budgets and forecasts) and to perform a variety of month end processes and activities to ensure the division has accurate and timely accounting records.

Join our team as Senior Management Accountant

Join our high-performing Finance Business Partnering team where you will be involved in the end-to-end management accounting, Budgeting and Forecasting processes. Collaborating with the operational teams you will be adding value in understanding both past and future performance where you will be free to use your own experience and ideas in addition to the established reporting standards. You will be part of an experienced and collaborative team and will be supported and developed by the Finance Business Partnering team to hone your skills.

Responsibilities of Senior Management Accountant

Ad hoc analysis and reporting to support business needs as required.Acting as deputy for the Finance Business Partner for Education & Training and Reputation & Influence when required.Full responsibility for budgeting and forecasting for the Reputation & Influence division including gaining good knowledge and understanding of the divisional income, staff costs/ FTEs and associated overheads.Preparing complex financial analyses and reports for department management and the Managing Director of the division.Act as key finance contact and natural go to person this division but also as secondary point of contact for others, covering for colleagues.Supporting analytical and other work required for Education and TrainingProvide insight to the business of the cost drivers and explanations for variances versus budget / forecast and identification of trends that can be used to help make decisions about future income and cost streams.Preparation of month end reporting packs providing explanations for variances and the implications of such variances for future performance.Participate in various ad hoc projects.Preparation, checking and posting monthly journals.Reconciling/ analysing Balance Sheet accounts for accrued and deferred income, accruals and prepayments.Assisting in the implementation of a new Financial Planning and Reporting tool

Candidate Requirements of Senior Management Accountant

Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA) with 1-2 years' post qualification experience.Degree level candidate preferredIntermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills including Excel (e.g, lookups, sumifs, Pivot tables, Powerpivot, graphs) and ability to use Word, including embedding excel spreadsheets.Ideally, experience of working with NAV and JET.Ideally, experience of working in a commercial environment.Numerate, articulate and logical.Ability to communicate effectively with senior personnel within the organisation and to present data in a clear and simple manner both verbally and in writing.Good time manager with strong organisation skills and the ability to prioritise effectively.Keen to work in the ICAEW and understand the business areas.Team player with positive 'can do' attitudeAble to provide proposed solutions to problems.

ICAEW values - for all employees including Senior Management Accountant

The 3 i's are the values that drive everyone's attitude and approach to working at ICAEW. They help us to collaborate, innovate and be an agile organisation.


Actively collaborate to identify needs and look for innovative solutions.Bring together different groups and communities to work together.Empower people to be agile, so they can take ownership and harness the collective efforts of ICAEW in a flexible and responsive way.


Actively gather insights to develop innovative and considered thought.Collaborate with our networks to voice different perspectives and insights internally and externally, to stimulate discussion and debate.Be agile in finding new and timely ways to provide understanding and insight to our members, organisations and government.


Act with transparency, consistency and openness as integrity underpins everything we do.Stand by your principles to adhere to the highest professional standards even when facing adversity.Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Why work at ICAEW as Senior Management Accountant?

At ICAEW we offer a comprehensive benefit package which enables our employees to choose from a range of options including:

24 days holiday, increasing with service and the ability to buy or sell holiday.

Group personal pension plan with an employer contribution of 9%,

Private medical insurance (after two years or if applicable)

An additional day off at Christmas

Gym discounts

Potential to work from home and our offices

Season ticket travel loans

As well as offering employee benefits, we truly believe in creating a diverse and empowering culture where our teams can thrive and be themselves. We support sustainability, corporate and social responsibility campaigns and encourage our employees to take a day to work for a cause of their choice, or to work collaboratively as a team in doing this. We nominate and support two charities every year and run all manner of events to raise money. Our active social committees provide fun events ranging from the seasonal parties, to quiz nights and bowling tournaments.

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