Management Accountant

Canford Healthcare
£35k - 40k per year
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Contract Type: Permanent

Department: Finance

Location: Head Office, Poole, Dorset

Reporting to: Financial Controller

Job Purpose

  • Provide key support to the Financial Controller to ensure home accounting and Group reporting is accurate and timely while striving to improve the financial processes within the business.

Job Duties

  • Preparation of the monthly consolidated management accounts pack ready for review by the Financial Controller and Group FD
  • Accounting support around a number of more challenging areas such as acquisition accounting, provisions and taxation
  • To manage the accounting on a daily basis for a number of homes, ensuring that systems for paying creditors and collecting income are operating on an efficient and effective basis
  • Developing and managing financial systems and policies and being part of a project team to implement new systems
  • Act as a central representative for support on the accounting and purchase order systems
  • Play a key part in the quarterly reforecasting and annual budget process and work with Operations Managers and Home Managers to ensure that budgets are understood and adhered to
  • Work with the home Account Managers to ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are prepared, are accurate and are reviewed. Following completion of reconciliations to carry out monthly balance sheet review, focusing on higher risk areas of the balance sheet
  • Accounting for and reconciling of tangible fixed assets across the Group
  • Assisting the Financial Controller during the annual external audit process.
  • Supporting other members of the head office finance team
  • Ad hoc financial support to the care homes
  • To undertake any further duties as requested by your line Manager which is commensurate with the level of your role

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant with practical experience of a similar role
  • Highly motivated and able to work on your own as well as with and for others
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude with a strong desire to learn and develop
  • Good systems experience is essential with prior knowledge of Sage 200 an advantage
  • Excellent Excel skills to manipulate data, present financial reports and accounts
  • IT literate and good ability to pick up new financial and other business systems
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships
  • Good analytical skills and be detailed orientated
  • Based in the Poole, Dorset, Head Office, with occasional travel between sites in the East Sussex/Kent/Surrey and other areas, therefore must have valid UK driving license and own vehicle

This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be required according to the needs of the business.

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