Management Accountant - North Kent

£ 33,600 to £43,800
Ref: 5648 Date Posted: Thursday 23 Jun 2022
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This leading provider of education services across several boroughs covering the southeast of London and North Kent is currently looking to appoint a Part or fully qualified ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA/CPA or ACA Accountant to work within the college to prepare and produce Management Accounts.

Reporting to the Head of Management Accounts this person will be responsible for the following duties:

Ensuring the Financial Regulations are appropriate for the Multi Academy Trust, and fully complied with by both staff in the administration departments of Schools/ Academies and other staff across the Trust.
Developing reports for both managers and Governors (as appropriate) in anticipation of future information requirements, and continuous improvement of month-end procedures and existing management reporting in consultation with the Head of Management Accounts, budget holders, and other relevant staff.

  • Preparation of long and short-term financial plans.
  • Proactively model the impact of funding methodology changes and any unique amendments to the curriculum offer that may arise.
  • Leading on the financial viability assessments for new Schools/ Academies and the required financial accounting arrangements for Trust members.
  • Preparation and monitoring of monthly management reports, liaising with budget holders and finalise to review by the Head of Management Accounts and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ensuring that effective strategic risk management arrangements are embedded across the Multi Academy Trust.
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements and all statutory returns.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and financial forecasts in consultation with budget holders.
  • Assist in the design, implementation and monitoring of financial controls.
  • Assist in support and development of automated processes and system support.
  • Monitoring staff utilization and working with the HR department and other departments across to ensure that staff are fully utilized, and that timely control action is taken.
  • Regular checking of the ledgers to ensure that all items are posted correctly; together with authorisation of sales ledger and purchase ledger journals.
  • Daily monitoring of Trust Bank accounts via internet banking and checking for any anomalies.  Transferring monies between Trust bank accounts as appropriate, stopping of cheques, ordering of bank statements and stationery.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors including preparation of relevant papers and resolving agreed internal audit recommendations.
  • Preparation of the  VAT returns.

The role would suit an experienced Accountant approaching their mid to final levels of studies, or possibly an experienced Qualified Accountant. Benefits include a superb LGPS Pension (17%), 28 days holiday, fully paid study support ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CIPFA and Hybrid working with a 37 hour week.