Interim Management Accountant

Recruiter
Rainford Berry Limited
Location
Guildford
Salary
£45k pa + excellent pension and benefits
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Rainford Berry are currently assisting a Surrey based College to recruit a Management/Systems Accountant on a 8 months fixed term contract. The primary purpose of this role will be to lead on all aspects of management accounts as well as maintaining the Agresso system. The College have good transport links via train and are walking distance from the local train station. This role will report to the Head of Finance and will involve but by no means be limited to:

Main Purpose of the Management Accountant role:

* To lead on all aspects of management accounting for the College.

* Ideally have experience with Finance System (Agresso)

* To provide accurate and timely financial information to the College's budget holders and senior managers for the purpose of decision- making.

* To provide a professional financial support and advice service to colleagues and budget holders across the College.

* To maintain the College fixed asset register.

* To reconcile the control accounts.

* To maintain the finance system and its development.

* To assist with all external reporting requirements as determined by statute and funding bodies.

* To deputise for the Head of Finance as required.

Principal Accountabilities of the Management Accountant role:

1. Provide high quality financial support and advice to Budget Holders to ensure that the College's resources are managed effectively.

2. Ensure month end processes are completed in line with agreed timescales, including accruals, journals and other transactions

3. To prepare monthly management information for Budget Holders, College Management Team and Corporation.

4. Co-ordinate the preparation of departmental budgets and forecasts in line with agreed timescales, including long term financial forecasts.

5. Ensure that the College's approved budget is correctly entered onto the system in line with agreed timescales.

6. Meet with budget holders on a regular basis and ensure that all significant budget variances are highlighted, and where appropriate provide proposals for corrective action to be taken.

7. Provide support and training to other members of the Finance team and to non-finance colleagues across the College. For example, managing budgets, forecasting expenditure, and using the financial information systems.

8. To maintain the fixed asset register and ensure an effective system is in place to safeguard these assets

9. Support the Head of Finance to ensure that year end processes and reporting are completed in required timescales, in line with relevant accounting standards, audit requirement and College policies.

10. To prepare - daily, weekly, monthly and annual cashflow forecasts

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Behaviours of the Management Accountant:

You will be a qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA and ideally have some Agresso experience along with a background in either Education or a Government Funded Environment.

This role is subject to excellent benefits:

Free Parking

36 Hours per Week

18.8% Employers contributory Pension

25 Days Annual Leave + conditional shutdown for 2 weeks at Christmas

On-Site Gym

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Salary: £45, 000

Start: ASAP

Status: Interim for 8 Months

Please make your application for this role directly to Rainford Berry Ltd.