Manager - Management Accounting Shared Service

Wessex Education Shared Services
Bournemouth, UK
18 Jul 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Wessex Education Shared Services has an exciting opportunity for aManager - Management Accounting Shared Service to join their team in Redlands. This is a full time position (but may consider a 0.8FTE for the right candidate) offering a competitive salary of £38,225 per annum.

We are a busy organisation that can offer you a great working environment and opportunities.

Wessex Education Shared Services (WESS) is a pioneering shared service company operating in a Further Education environment.

We provide a wide range of services to our two Member colleges: Brockenhurst College and Bournemouth & Poole College including financial management, payroll, human resources, examinations, student records and data returns processing and IT Software development.

The Manager - Management Accounting Shared Service Role:

You'll provide a high quality management accounting service for member colleges, their subsidiaries and WESS, to enable them to manage effectively their financial position and comply with their various statutory obligations.

Responsibilities include the managing and leading of a team, production of monthly management accounts information including income, expenditure, balance sheet and cashflow, compiling of budgets and forecasts, analysis and strategic overview of income streams, opportunities and risks.

As our Manager - Management Accounting Shared Service you will:

- Provide high quality monthly management accounting information as agreed with member colleges

- Take the lead in the budget side of business planning, from planning stage to production of annual budgets that encompass predicted balance sheet and cash flow forecasts.

- Take the lead in compiling regular cross college forecasts in accordance with agreed timetables.

- Provide strategic overview of key income streams to Finance Directors in colleges, highlighting risks and opportunities.

- Liaise with college and WESS managers as necessary to ensure consistent and reliable forecast and budget information.

- Provide investment appraisal and analysis of opportunities to colleges and WESS.

- Lead and develop the team to provide support and guidance to budget holders

- Assist colleges with managing capital expenditure as required.

- Contribute to the production of accurate and timely statutory year end accounts and other financial returns,

- Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are produced for all relevant entities' balance sheet accounts

- Authorise payments via electronic banking and BACS software.

- Develop and maintain effective reporting systems, processes and procedures

The ideal Manager - Management Accounting Shared Service will have:

- Experience of providing management accounting service and business partnering for substantial sized entities.

- Ability to prepare year end information to enable statutory accounts to be produced

- Planning skills to execute budgeting and forecasting cycles within organisations

- Strong understanding of Further Education funding streams

- Background in Further Education sector

- Experience of liaising with external and/ or internal auditors

- Strong team management skills for own team

- Collaborative approach to working with other teams and staff at all levels

- Strong Excel skills, e.g. ability to manipulate and analyse large quantities of data in Excel

- Ability to extract information from systems and use effectively

- Ability to check and analyse data

- Willingness to travel across to various sites

- Full Accountancy qualification (i.e. ACCA, ACA, CIPFA, CIMA.)

- A levels

Benefits will include:

- Free secure onsite parking

- Access to a company pension scheme

- Free eye care vouchers

- Access to a range of discounts including shopping, travel and healthcare

- 30 days leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme provided externally to WESS; this is a completely confidential service and is free to all members of staff

Closing Date: 28/07/2019

Proposed Interview Date: 1/08/19

If you feel you are the right candidate for this Manager - Management Accounting Shared Service rolethen please click 'apply' now! We'd love to hear from you!

Wessex Education Shared Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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