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Management Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
England, Kent, Maidstone
GBP54000.0 - GBP59000.0 per annum + £54,000 - £59,000 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Main Responsibilities:

  • Analyse monthly management accounts, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and variance analysis, ensuring accuracy and timely delivery.
  • Develop and maintain a rolling 3-year budget for the organisation, incorporating financial forecasts, strategic initiatives, and risk assessments.
  • Work closely with the DCFO/CFO and finance team to provide financial support and guidance to the Trust's academies and partner organisations.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process by collaborating with various departments and stakeholders to collect, analyse, and consolidate financial data.
  • Monitor and evaluate financial performance against budgets and forecasts, identifying trends, variances, and areas of improvement.
  • Prepare and deliver financial reports and presentations for senior leaders, the governing body, and external stakeholders as required.
  • Support the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Conduct financial analysis to support decision-making, cost optimisation, and risk management initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to improve financial processes, systems, and reporting capabilities.
  • Assist the DCFO/CFO in liaising with external and internal auditors, funding agencies, and other relevant bodies as necessary.
  • Support the professional development of junior finance team members and contribute to the wider leadership and management of the organisation.
  • Prepare and monitor key KPIs to assist with the budgeting process.

Person Specification:

  • A professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CIPFA) or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in management accounting, financial planning & analysis.
  • Proven track record of developing and managing multi-year budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Strong understanding of Excel and experience with accounting software and financial management systems.

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