Management Accountant

Orchard Care Homes
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Management Accountant

£Competitive + benefits

Orchard at the Heart of the Community

Orchard Care Homes has been running and managing care homes across the UK for over a decade. Our mission: To be the positive choice for residents, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and staff.

What you’ll be doing

Orchard is a leading adult and nursing care provider in the UK with outstanding success rate amongst its competitors. This is a highly commercial and fast paced organisation and as such we need a dynamic individual who can work with company management to help make upper level management decisions using financial information to inform business strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare profit & Loss Accounts, budgets, cash flow and variance analysis
  • Produce monthly management accounts
  • Assist the Financial Controller with presentations to the board
  • Analyse Financial performance and contribute to long term business planning and forecasting
  • Communicating financial information to non-financial managers
  • Support operations to complete accurate forecasting and budgeting at detailed reporting line level
  • Provide a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help with financial decisions
  • Looking at current processes, procedures and systems, recommending and documenting any improvements that can be made
  • Looking at the current systems and again recommending and documenting any enhancements
  • Reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts
  • Assist with year-end audits including help with transition to new UK GAAP
What you’ll need

To be successful as the Management Accountant at Orchard you will need a working knowledge of accounting terms and concepts; understanding of finance regulations and legislation; knowledge of business strategy and methodology; analytical skills; critical thinking skills; organisational skills; strong attention to detail and strategic thinking plus suitable experience and/or related qualifications, ideally within the health and social care sector.

Person specification

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified or part/qualified accountant
  • Ideally from a practice background with industry experience
  • Degree level educated - 2.1 or above preferred
  • Experience of relevant financial operating systems essential with Sage 200 experience particularly advantageous
  • Advanced Excel skills (Vlookups, Pivots)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
What we offer in return

By choosing Orchard Care Homes you are joining a progressive and ambitious group of care homes located across the United Kingdom. We are driven to provide the very best standards of care and quality within our homes, and to recruit the very best professionals to our company. As such we offer a competitive salary and range of benefits.

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