Interim Management Accountant - Newmarket, Suffolk
We would love to hear from any immediately available candidates for an interim assignment (3-6 months) working for the Public Sector as a Management Accountant.
The Management Accounting team's primary responsibility is the production of the budget and monthly management accounts both for public sector services. You will be working within a small team of four Management Accountants and two Trainee Management Accountants, reporting to the Finance Manager Management Accounts.
The post holder must possess excellent interrogation and presentation skills, pay strong attention to detail and requires a good working knowledge of all accounting principles involved.
1. Produce monthly management accounts and robust forecasts in line with agreed timetable, incorporating information provided by Finance and Performance Managers
2. Carry out all month end adjustments including material accruals and prepayments, posting journals, raising invoices, budget reconciliations and statutory record maintenance.
3. Ensure significant variances are investigated by interrogating the financial ledger sub-systems and other information systems, liaising with budget holders and other Finance colleagues.
4. Present information in a systematic and informative style ensuring accuracy and consistent cross referencing at all times
5. Provide detailed notes based on the management accounts for Finance and Performance Managers to inform Performance review meetings and the monthly Board report
6. Meet regularly (monthly where there are concerns, less frequently where not) with both clinical and non-clinical budget holders to focus on resolving queries. Actions from these meetings to be documented with any specific requests for information and analysis passed onto the appropriate Business Analyst and any specific concerns being passed onto the Finance and Performance Manager.
7. Produce annual budget in line with agreed timescales through discussions with budget holders, information provided by Finance and Performance Managers and other Finance colleagues.
8. Support communication of information between budget holders and other Finance departments.
9. Maintain the departmental establishment control system to support budget holders and the vacancy control panel in recruitment to funded posts.
10. Ensure all sales invoices are raised appropriately and in a timely manner
11. Assist the Credit Control Officer in maintaining the debtors' ledger, by following up non-payment of invoices.
12. Provide training to budget holders and other key stakeholders in budget management and control.
13. Provide ad-hoc costings and investigations as required
14. Provide information and support to aid contract discussions and negotiations as well as in order to meet any
15. Provide regular and ad-hoc reports and analysis to internal stakeholders from a Trust wide perspective (e.g. Trust wide CIP schemes, budget setting summary and annual planning)
Experience & Qualifications
AAT qualified and/or part qualified CCAB or equivalent.
Proven financial management skills, including analytical and presentation skills.
Knowledge of financial processes.
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