Management Accountant

London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Management Accountant
Department: Finance
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Reporting to: Senior Management Accountant

Purpose of the Job

To promote financial management at one of the world's most renowned art galleries and support management decision making at all levels.

Main Activities/Responsibilities

Represent, or ensure representation, on financial management issues within the gallery.
*Production, development and maintenance of routine management reports using the Agresso financial system and other reporting packages.
*Promote financial management at all levels through training and support.
*Support managers at all levels to discharge their responsibilities as budget holders.
*Provide financial and non financial information to Trustees, divisional directors, budget holders, and project managers.
*Support annual budget process culminating in approval of budget by Trustees
*Regularly monitor and review financial performance to ensure efficient, effective and economical use of resources across the organisation.
*Respond to information requests from government bodies, funders and other external bodies.
*Provide financial input into forward planning process.
*Undertake ad hoc analysis, business cases, capital option appraisals, and projects as required.
*Gather and monitor key performance measures and benchmarking data.

Maximise effectiveness of financial systems
*Ensure effectiveness of financial systems (Agresso) in delivering information.
*Keep pace with system developments.

Person Specification

*A recognised accountancy qualification.
*Proven communication skills in dealing with senior staff and ability to relate to non-financial managers.
*Experience of explaining financial concepts and information to non financial colleagues.
*Negotiating and influencing skills.
*Ability to work under pressure, in a flexible manner and maintaining attention to detail.
*Ability to consistently meet demanding and often conflicting deadlines.
*High level of attention to detail.
*Ability to set clear and concise objectives, prioritise and monitor progress of own workload
*Good analytical and financial comprehension skills.
*Experience of working in a team and on own initiative.
*High degree of computer literacy - able to use word processing, email, spreadsheet, internet applications to support your own work and in-depth knowledge of financial reporting packages.

*Previous Management Accounts experience with a proven track record of budget setting and monitoring in a complex and challenging environment.
*Interest in Art/working in an art gallery environment.
*Previous experience of using Agresso
*Experience in utilising accounting package report writers

Working Hours

This post is offered on a full-time contract working 36 hours per week - Monday to Friday.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.