Senior Management Accountant (Maternity Cover)

Rotherham College
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time - Fixed-term (01 April 2018 to 30 April 2019)
Salary of position – up to £40,594 per annum
Location of position – Rotherham

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and dynamic individual/s to join our existing team/s, where in return you will receive excellent training and development opportunities, competitive conditions of employment which includes generous annual leave entitlement and excellent pension provided.

This role offers the successful candidate the chance to gain significant experience and responsibility in the finance department of this £46million income Group.

Financial stability is one of the key focuses in our 5 point strategic plan and the Senior Management Accountant will work closely with the Financial Controller and Director of Finance to ensure that the Group achieves outstanding results for students through sound financial strategy and practice.

The Group is looking for a motivated and pro-active individual to be part of a team of staff assisting in the delivery of a full range of finance department activities. You should be fully CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified and high level financial planning/budgeting skills will be required.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate capability and competence to perform the role main objectives that will be:

• To manage the production of the consolidated monthly management accounts, forecasts and departmental contribution statements in accordance with Group timetables;
• To prepare the Group’s annual budget and three year plan including liaising with budget holders;
• To produce the annual payroll budget, re-forecast this periodically and respond to staffing requests;
• To deputise for your line manager in their absence.

In order to effectively achieve the major objectives, the main tasks and duties of the successful candidate will include:

• To maintain budgeting documentation and review and monitor budgeting processes and advise on appropriate action;
• To carry out specific investigations into areas of College finances as requested by Senior Managers;
• To discuss monthly budget statements with Budget Holders and assist them to resolve queries or operational difficulties;
• To prepare the financial forecasts in conjunction with Budget Holders and the Finance Team;
• To prepare, in conjunction with the Financial Controller and Finance Director, the Group Statutory Accounts including working papers and supporting documentation;
• To manage and guide the deputy and assistant management accountants on their day-to-day workload.

Other candidate requirements

Candidates’ applications will be assessed on the extent to which they meet the job profile for this role including their ability to deliver the performance objectives outlined. To assess this, the organisation will consider the following (though this list is not exhaustive):

• Previous experience in similar roles and/or a similar environment, and contributions made;
• Experience of, and ability to manage and supervise staff;
• Evidence of track record in delivering objectives similar to the key objectives detailed above;
• Evidence of well-developed IT skills commensurate with the requirements of the role;
• Evidence of English and Maths ability as shown by English and Maths qualifications at GCSE grade A – C or equivalent (ie. Level 2) or higher;
• A relevant Finance qualification is required, such as CIMA/ACCA/ACA. Fully qualified AAT candidates will be considered if they can show sufficient past achievement/experience.

Our Culture

Appointed applicants will be expected to work in line with the Group vision and values, which are.

Our Vision

We will become one of the UK’s leading Further Education Colleges:

• Delivering outstanding technical and professional education and training;
• Helping businesses to succeed and grow, transforming the lives of our students and communities.

Our Values

Respect – Valuing each other and the ways in which we work together
Support – Creating an environment that is caring and safe
Inclusion – Valuing and celebrating individuality and the chance for each to reach their full potential
Excellence – Being positive and creative, and striving to be the best we can be
Partnership – Working with employers and partners to meet the needs of our students and our community

Group commitment to Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity

The Group places the safety and wellbeing of students and staff at the forefront of all its operations and is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promotes effective safeguarding practice. In this role you will therefore have a shared responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people receiving education and training. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check.

The Group is very proud to be viewed as being a group of inclusive Colleges. We actively work to advance Equality and Diversity and eliminate any form of discrimination in line with our Mission, Values, Culture, Policies and Procedures and in compliance with The Single Equality Act 2010. You will also be committed to a policy of equal opportunity of treatment to all students, staff, clients, and members of the public, regardless of any protected characteristics.

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

Closing date: 25th February 2018

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