Senior Management Accountant

14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Management Accountant
Salary: £50,044 per annum
Full Time


We have a new and exclusive Senior Management Accountant position we are recruiting for on behalf of an extremely well known Art Gallery, based in the heart of London.

Their Finance Department is responsible for financial planning, reporting and control for the gallery. The management accounting team, reporting to the Head of Finance, is responsible for management reporting, forecasting and budgeting. The Financial Controller's team are responsible for statutory financial reporting, audit, tax, treasury, transaction processing and Capital Projects. There are also separate finance teams in Enterprises Ltd responsible for the financial management of their commercial subsidiaries.

Purpose of the Job

To lead the support for management decision making at all levels and ensure that operational managers are provided with pro-active financial management support to ensure Tate achieves a balanced financial position.

Main Responsibilities /Activities

*Set work plans, delegate tasks, review performance, provide guidance, coaching and mentoring for junior members of the team.
*Manage the budget process, in year financial monitoring and financial management year end processes.
*Provide necessary financial and non-financial information for DCMS and other bodies.
*Implement and co-ordinate systems to gather and monitor key performance measures.
*Monitor and report on Value For Money savings.
*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, project managers and external funders.
*Co-ordinate the 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.
*Provide financial input into the forward planning process.
*Undertake ad hoc analysis, support the development of business cases and projects as required.
*Ensure effectiveness of financial system (Unit 4) in delivering timely and reliable information through evaluation of information.
*Keep pace with, and be responsible for, system developments.
*Produce reports which meet with the requirements of Trustees, Directors Group and budget holders.
*Implement and co-ordinate systems to gather and monitor key performance measures and benchmarking data.
*Provide a commentary and analysis overview of operational budgets.
*Provide cover for the Financial Reporting Accountant and Financial Controller.

Person Specification


*A recognised accountancy qualification with significant post qualification experience.
*Previous management accounts experience with a proven track record of budget setting and monitoring in a complex and challenging environment.
*Ability to work under pressure, in a flexible manner, whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
*Ability to set clear objectives, prioritise and monitor progress of own workload to ensure work is delivered on time and deadlines are met.
*Excellent analytical and financial comprehension skills.
*Able to use a range of influencing styles to build trust with budget holders and develop effective working relationships with managers at all levels.
*The ability to analyse problems and issues, put them in a wider strategic context, assess risks and propose creative solutions.
*Resilient and able to deal with complexity and ambiguity and support others to work through situations which are not straightforward to find solutions.
*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.
*Experience of developing financial and management reporting.
*Experience in line managing staff.
*A highly collaborative and mutually supportive team working style including a willingness to share own specialist knowledge and expertise with other members of the team and provide training and guidance to colleagues.
*Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues and treat all colleagues with dignity and respect.
*An interest in and commitment to the work of an Art Gallery.

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