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Management Accountant

STR Group Services
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Management Accountant
Basingstoke, Remote | £30ph umbrella | Initial 3 Month Contract | Full-Time | Start ASAP

We are working with a large housing association to support their recruitment of a Management Accountant to join their Finance Teams in their Basingstoke Office. This role will be hybrid, with expectation of some office working for the duration of the contract.

Job Purpose

To provide timely, accurate and comprehensive internal financial management accounts and support key operational managers and other internal stakeholders for all income and expenditure streams
Responsible for effective delivery of period end processes and provide timely and accurate delivery of monthly management reporting, budgets, reforecasts, risk and variance analysis and year end statutory accounts
Link together operational and financial information, ensuring that the prime book of accounts is reflective of all of the activities of the business, continuously reviewing of our systems requirements to ensure all financial management information is captured.

Role Responsibilities

To be a prime point of contact and support on all management accounting matters to Directors, Heads of Departments and the operational management teams.
Responsible for the budget and forecasting process, using your experience to support budget holders; knowing when to encourage, when to instruct, and when to push back.
Effective management of period end procedures to support timely and accurate delivery of monthly management reporting, including related analysis, follow up and detailed commentary.
Collaborate with both financial and non-financial staff to ensure the production and delivery of accurate management accounts, forecasts and budgets.
Identify and implement improvements to the month end financial close process, the annual budget process and other on-going reporting processes.
Provide support to the Finance Manager - Financial Accounting for the development and coordination of the requirements of month end ledger control, ensuring that all balance sheet transactions initiated by the team (e.g. accruals) are reconciled monthly and that all transactions are appropriately represented in the ledgers.
Provide support to the Finance Manager - Systems and Data for the development and management of systems and processes that deliver co-ordinated financial management information to the business as a whole.
Provide support to the Finance Manager - System and Data and the Finance Analysts with the development of robust financial management information to allow the business to analyse operations in terms of price, mix and volume variances, as well as day-to-day delivery of other operations that may not fit that criteria.
Ensure the timely production of data to feed into the Business Planning process.
Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all work colleagues, contractors and partnering agencies to ensure an integrated contribution to Sovereign's corporate objectives.
Observe and comply with Sovereign's policies and procedures and observe and continually promote equality and inclusion and customer care in compliance with organisational aims and objectives.
Continuously seek realistic ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness in your role, to help the department, and Sovereign, achieve its goals.
Participate in learning and development activities that develop personal effectiveness and assist in improving performance in the role.
Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required in line with the level of responsibility of the post and in order to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

Skills/Experience required

Qualified Accountant - ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA or another CCAB
Previous experience in a Management Accounts, BP role within a public sector organisation or housing association
Strong understanding of Management Accounting, Budgeting & Forecasting.

Wish to Apply?
Please send a copy of your up-to-date CV to Anna Curtis - Financial Recruitment Specialist at STR Group
Phone: (phone number removed)

strgroup is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy
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