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Management Accountant

Pertemps Scotland
Edinburgh, UK
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26 Oct 2020

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Management Accountant

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in Edinburgh to recruit for a Management Accountant in the Public Sector on a temporary basis for 3 Months with potential extension.

Due to current circumstances this role will be based remotely.
Dayrate £250 - £280 (Inside IR35)

The management accounting team is responsible for providing financial analysis support to the business areas and producing management information to support the organisations governance bodies. This includes assisting in the preparation of financial reports as well as challenging information received.
To provide management information and financial analysis to enable evidenced based decision making in support of the organisations business objectives and enable efficient and effective use of the organisations resources through budgetary control.

The main duties would be:
  • Produce monthly delegated budgeting reports on staffing and expenditure, ensuring quality and accuracy
  • Analyse the data produced and liaise with relevant areas to explain resource usage and understand drivers behind cost and performance variances
  • Produce monthly reports for organisations governance bodies including business and financial performance report
  • Ensure key messages from financial information are highlighted and clearly explained
  • Provide assistance to business partners so that they understand the financial impact of their projects and follow cost control procedures
  • Provide support in production of business cases, carrying out analysis, appraisal and challenge to arrive at a robust end product
  • Carry out financial analysis as required to ensure effective use of resources e.g. for fee reviews and process costing
  • Any other adhoc duties commensurate with the role
Collaborating and partnering
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate the strategic implications of complex financial issues.
  • Works collaboratively to ensure that the organisation delivers its strategic outcomes within the resources available
Analysis and making effective decisions
  • Strong analytical skills - Ability to interpret and communicate complex financial information effectively to key stakeholders, including nonfinance professionals.
Delivering value for money
  • Demonstrates a commercial, financial and sustainable mind set to ensure all activities and services deliver added value.
Delivering a quality service
  • Ability to work across teams, planning and driving forward longer term work whilst managing shorter term demands to deliver to deadlines and deliver high quality outputs under pressure.
Demonstrating commitment and drive
  • Adaptable and willing to review role and priorities to meet the current and future needs of the organisation.
Technical Skills
  • Part qualified / qualified CCAB (or CIMA) Accountant, AAT (or similar) qualified or qualified by experience.
  • Competent in the use of Windows based finance systems and Microsoft office applications, as a minimum have intermediate excel skills (pivot tables, VLOOKUP's etc.).
Qualifications Required
  • Part qualified / qualified CCAB (or CIMA) Accountant, AAT (or similar) qualified or qualified by experience.
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