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Senior Management Accountant

  • Location

    Scarborough, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:

    Contract/Interim

  • Salary:

    £16 - £22 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Stephanie Tasker

  • Email:

    stephanie.tasker@sellickpartnership.co.uk

  • Reference:

    ST914810_1566910201

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-26

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Senior Management Accountant

Sellick Partnership are actively looking for a Senior Management Accountant to join an established organisation in Scarborough on an interim basis, to support over the next 9 months.

The post holder will be Responsible to the Head of Financial Management and will directly manage the Management Accounting Team. You will be required to provide a key supporting role to the Head of Financial Management effectively acting as a deputy and will therefore provide support to the financial accounting function of the organisation as and when required.

Key responsibilities of the Senior Management Accountant

  • Responsible for the line management and performance of the support team which is made up of two Senior Finance Assistants and a Finance Assistant.
  • Lead the management accounting function of the organsation and will provide quality monthly reporting information for distribution to budget holders to support effective cost control and decision making.
  • Provide advice and analysis to support budget holders and managers to discharge their financial management and stewardship duties effectively and in line with policy, including leading and attending meetings as necessary.
  • Be the first point of contact for colleagues from other local organisations in respect of hosted services and will regularly provide and present detailed and complex financial information to senior colleagues, ensuring that analysis of trends and variances is robust and credible.
  • Deputise for and support the Head of Financial Management on all relevant issues.
  • Responsible to the Head of Financial Management and will directly manage the Management Accounting Team.
  • Provide a key supporting role to the Head of Financial Management effectively acting as a deputy and will therefore provide support to the financial accounting function of the organisation as and when required.
  • Provide specialist knowledge and expertise to finance and non-finance managers and staff in respect of budgetary and management accounting issues.
  • Contribute to and ensure that the monthly reporting cycle is completed accurately and to time, providing budget holders with the information they require to ensure value for money, cost control and to enable decision making.
  • Provide analysis and interpretation of variances and trends and produce detailed monthly variance reports, where information may be conflicting and drawn from multiple sources.
  • Provide specialist knowledge and expertise to finance and non-finance managers and staff in respect of budgetary and management accounting issues.
  • Contribute to and ensure that the monthly reporting cycle is completed accurately and to time, providing budget holders with the information they require to ensure value for money, cost control and to enable decision making.
  • Provide analysis and interpretation of variances and trends and produce detailed monthly variance reports, where information may be conflicting and drawn from multiple sources.
  • Work with budget holders to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the financial position in their areas supporting development of QIPP and financial recovery plans and will convey difficult messages and be expected to negotiate with and influence budget holders to take appropriate action as necessary.

Required skills and experience of the Senior Management Accountant

  • In depth knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
  • Significant experience and expertise in a management accounting role
  • Advanced Excel Skills - will be required to regularly create and format complex computerised spreadsheets for analysis, planning, forecasting and overview purposes
  • Experience of using a computerised general ledger system e.g. Oracle
  • Staff management experience

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Senior Management Accountant role, please apply now.

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