Management Accountant

Pobl Group
Swansea, UK
13 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our progressive Finance Team, as a Management Accountant, and you'll join one of Wales' largest third sector organisations, in a highly commercial role, so the best of both worlds.

This role can be based in either Newport or Swansea.

Who are we?

We are a Group of companies providing housing and support that makes a real difference to peoples lives.

Pobl Group is the parent Company and provides all the corporate services required for each of the Group companies. This ranges from Finance, Human Resources, IT and Facilities Management to Communications & Marketing and Sales.

The main purpose of this post is to assist the business partner with the financial governance, control and reporting and forecasting of all areas within the division. The role will involve working closely with other members of the finance team and all levels of management to ensure the supply of accurate and timely information to all relevant stakeholders.

How will you make a difference?
  • You will have responsibility for month end management accounts, including the production of month end management reports with commentary and presentation of information to senior management
  • Carry out analytical review on financial performance and investigate and report on variances.
  • Support the business in the review and reporting of rolling forecasts, by providing information on assumptions, trend analysis and changes within the business environment.
  • Manage the annual budget setting process for the business areas within the role.
  • Assist with the collation of information from the business for long term business planning.
  • Develop meaningful reporting utilising group reporting tools for committees and boards.
  • Provide financial input into project teams as required
  • Assist the Business Partner with systems and process development
  • To work as required with the external and internal audit functions, ensuring compliance with guidelines as specified by our regulators and accepted accounting standards as outlined.
  • Act as a point of contact for budget holders within the group as required by management.
  • Support and guide operational teams and budget holders in financial decision making, whilst developing their financial awareness to allow management to make effective business decisions
  • Attend and report at directorate team meetings as required.
  • Assist the Business Partner in reviewing and developing accounting systems, controls and procedures.
  • Undertake reconciliations and ensure implementation of financial controls within the finance accounting systems
  • Lead, manage and support assistant management accountants within the team
  • Assist operational personnel within the group with the completion of financial information in annual return paperwork and external monitoring returns
  • Assist the Treasury team with the completion of new business viabilities.
  • To assist with any other 'ad hoc' financial reporting exercises in line with the level of the role and responsibilities.

Who are we looking for? (For more detail see Role Profile):

A fully qualified accountant who has experience in the preparation of management accounts, development of internal financial controls and ideally some experience within the Homes & Communities sector.

You will need to have effective business partnering skills, derived from experience in communicating financial reports, effective negotiation and the ability to analyse complex information and reach robust conclusions.

You will need to demonstrate excellent numeracy and literacy skills with attention to detail and be able to manage competing priorities whilst working under pressure.

The benefits of Pobl

Pobl is more than just a Housing Association, its a multi-faceted business whos range of provision varies from care and support to individuals, through to commercial development activities. The finance department provides services for all these businesses, so you will potentially get involved in a wide range of operations adding to your professional experience.

At Pobl we look to reward our talent with a comprehensive package. Along with a competitive salary, we have flexible working, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), excellent pension options, retail discounts and company loans to name a few.

So if you have not only the skills and experience, but also share our values, we would be interested in discussing this vacancy with you.

To apply click 'Apply Now'

Closing date: 25th August 2019

Interviews will take place in Swansea: 4th September 2019

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