Management Accountant (Part Qualified)

Preston, Lancashire
£30,406 to £34,814 per annum.
15 Jun 2022
15 Jul 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Job description

We are delighted that you are considering applying for the post of Management Accountant (Part Qualified) to take up post as soon as possible.

The post of Management Accountant will play a key role at the College and offers an exciting opportunity at an outstanding college. You will be responsible for the delivery of a range of Management Accounting tasks with focus on transforming systems and processes to ensure the department operates effectively and efficiently. We are keen that the post-holder builds on the strengths of an effective team, whilst seeking an opportunity to add value, with specific focus on identifying and implementing improvement / efficiencies to finance processes.

You will be a skilled management accountant, ideally studying towards a professional qualification, and will be supported in gaining your qualification through the apprenticeship scheme.

Cardinal Newman is a wonderful place to work and we welcome applications from those who are keen to gain a broad experience of working in an outstanding institution. We are a happy and thriving Catholic Sixth Form College committed to equality and diversity welcoming colleagues from all backgrounds into our community irrespective of their religion or belief, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, marital or pregnancy status.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Human Resources Department (via email or post) by 8.00am on Monday 27th June 2022. We do ask that you accept, in the interests of economy, that if you have not heard from us by the end of June you have not been selected for interview on this occasion. We will confirm receipt of all applications by email within one working day of receipt. Please call the HR team if you have not received a confirmation email by the closing date. Please note we do not accept CV's, if you wish to apply for the post please find an application form on our vacancies page.

Main Terms and Conditions: Support Staff

Salary: The post will be paid on the Sixth Form Colleges' Support Staff Pay Spine at points 20 to 25 pro rata to £30,406 to £34,814 per annum.

Payment of Salary: Your salary will be paid by BACs transfer into your bank account on the last banking day of the month (except at Christmas when payment is made before the holiday)

Pension Scheme: You will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (unless you opt-out). Further details are available at

Working hours: 37 hours per week, full year. Starting and finishing times as agreed.

Holidays: Holiday entitlement is pro rata to 22 days annual leave plus 8 statutory and 4 concessionary days. After 5 years' continuous services the annual leave entitlement increases to pro rata to 25 days annual leave.

DBS Clearance: This post requires Disclosure and Barring Service clearance as well as a range of other safer recruitment checks.

Job Description

Post Title: Management Accountant (Part Qualified)

Responsible To: Head of Finance

Purpose of the Post:

To be responsible for the delivery of a range of Management Accounting tasks with focus on transforming systems and processes to ensure the department operates effectively and efficiently.


All staff must make a positive contribution to

The Catholic ethos of the College and its distinctive nature;

The College Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies and Procedures;

The pursuit of excellence and highest standards of quality in all aspects of College life;

Their own professional development, in accordance with the needs of the College.


Support the budget-setting and financial forecasting processes.

Support budget holders in budgetary control, providing user-friendly and timely financial reports for budget holders and management.

Work with the College Accountant to monitor actual spend against budget in order to inform strategic decisions.

Implement improvements in the College’s use of finance system.

Provide Project Accounting support to the many College capital projects.

Production of monthly finance analysis and reports.

Compile reports for senior leaders and advise on key financial matters.

Analyse the financial implications of decisions.

Implement improvements / efficiencies to the existing finance processes.

Support the financial management of Abacus Maths Hub and Lancaster University School of Mathematics.

Undertake such duties that maybe assigned commensurate with the grade and overall responsibility level of the post and as changing circumstances may require.

Person Specification


Part- Qualified accountant or Qualified (ICAEW/CIPFA/ACCA or equivalent)

Experience of identifying and implementing improvements / efficiencies to finance processes

Experience of developing financial systems

Experience of the budget management cycle

Experience of producing reports, analysing, and interpreting complex information

Recent participation in relevant professional development

Initiate and manage change and improvement

Lead, support, and work as part of a high-performing team

Use ICT effectively as a management tool

Ability to achieve challenging targets in a timely manner

Ability to think and plan strategically

Excellent team-working skills

Excellent ability to prioritise, plan and organise

An excellent communicator with effective listening, influencing and interpersonal skills

Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities

Confidence and political sensitivity to work effectively with all stakeholders

Evident commitment to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity

Flexible, resilient, and positive attitude

Total commitment to continuous improvement

Understanding of and empathy with issues faced by students and staff

Excellent rapport with staff, students, parents, carers, and external bodies

Commitment to continuous professional development

Seek advice and support when necessary

Ability to act as a role model for students and staff by setting high personal and professional standards

Integrity, honesty, transparency, and commitment

Self-motivated, passionate & driven to achieve results through effective, inspiring leadership and a common-sense approach

Calm and personable demeanour, especially when under pressure

Commitment to safeguarding and the promotion of a safe environment for young people to learn in

Excellent time keeping and attendance record subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010

Display the values, attitudes and behaviour consistent with the ethos of the College

The ability to meet the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act (to be eligible to work in the UK)

Enhanced Disclosure clearance (including barred list check) *

Provision of two references which are deemed as satisfactory to the Principal*

Medical clearance*


Financial experience gained within a regulated sector including the public or charity sector

Experience of working in commercial business

Knowledge of the distinctive nature of a catholic school or college

Appreciation of stakeholders’ impact on organisations via governance and regulation

Knowledge of the ESFA and its financial rules and regulations

*Following an initial offer of appointment. Cardinal Newman College has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure

Clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note candidates’ suitability to work with children will be explored at interview and confirmed through references for the appointee.


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