Management Accountant

37000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP37000 – GBP40000/annum
13 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract type
Full time
Management Accountant

Network Public Sector have been retained by our client to provide recruitment services in connection with their requirement for a Management Accountant.

Job summary.

Assist the Head of Finance in providing a high quality service and build effective relationships across the organisation. Be able to use specialist financial skills and expertise to provide support, advice and robust, but constructive, challenge to ensure the effective operation of clients systems of financial and budgetary control. In addition be responsible for day to day financial transaction processing, routine financial reporting to budget holders and stakeholders, the production of the monthly finance and KPI pack with supporting commentary.

This post will assist with updating the quarterly financial forecasts, the production of annual budgets and provide information and support for external and internal audits of the function.You will assist with the line management of two Finance Support Officers and ensure that the Finance team achieve their objectives to deliver an effective service to the rest of the organisation and its customers.

Key responsibilities

Financial systems maintenanceMaintenance of the Accounting System (Sage 200), month end routines and system integrity checks.

Maintenance and development of the billing system, month end routines.

Effective, accurate and timely processing of transactions and payments: Purchase Orders,Purchase invoice entry, authorisation and payment, Case fee Invoices, and credit control.

Nominal Ledger Journals and transactions, accruals.

Prepayments, provisions.

Maintenance and ongoing development of a strong and effective financial control environment including performance and/or review and approval of Balance sheet reconciliations.

Assisting with line management, coaching and development of Finance Support Officers

Financial business partnering with non financial individuals

Build and manage effective relationships across the organisation through monthly budget meetings with budget holders.

To feedback on costs and variances against plan and budget and to obtain information required to update financial forecasts.

Statutory reporting for the annual financial statements and associated disclosure notesSupporting with external and internal audits of financial statements and controls.

Production of monthly management accounts, OLC board finance & KPI pack, and associated commentary and variance analysis.

Submission of monthly and quarterly financial returns to stakeholders as required.

Financial planning: Undertaking the annual budgeting cycle and Quarterly re–forecasting cycle with the Head of Finance.

Participate as requested in projects or groups, including identifying and working to improve the service to increase effectiveness.Assistance with all procurement throughout the organisation

Main working relationships:

– Internal
– Finance team
– Operations
– Senior Managers
– Corporate services


– Internal and NAO auditors
– Suppliers and debtors
– Ministry of Justice

Observe the requirements of the clients's policies including the Health and Safety, Data Protection, and the Equality and Diversity Policies.There will be opportunities for personal and professional development: The successful candidate will be expected to develop themselves through studying for further professional qualifications.

Person specification

QualificationsEssential:Part Qualified, AAT, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA or ACCA, either formally or by experience.


Educated to degree standard or equivalent



Must be able to demonstrate statutory financial reporting experiencePrevious/current experience of supervising or managing staffAble to demonstrate experience in a similar environmentExperience of using accounting systems e.g. SageClear experience of developing effective working partnerships and offering challenge where necessary Solutions orientated and be able to complete work in a timely manner without prompting.

Public or Government body accounting experience.


Public procurement experience Business partnering experienceExperience of working with outsourced payroll provider Personal aptitude and skills Excellent level of IT skills – be able to use Microsoft Outlook and Word to a competent level with advanced Excel skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to adapt your approach to meet audience needs. Ability to work on own initiative and with minimal supervision; and work as a member of a team. Good organisational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload and meet deadlines in a timely manner. Good problem solving skills and ability to ask for guidance when uncertainAccuracy and pride in their work. A "can do" attitude, able to pick up and process work no matter what.

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation with great ambitions and a superb attitude to a work/life balance.

To Apply: Please contact the advising consultant Nina Kellie at Network Public Sector

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