Management Accountant

Employer
Hays A&F
Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
£33000.00 - £35500.00 per annum
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
3974459
Contact
Gabrielle Graham
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Part qualified

Management accountant-part-qualified or AAT qualified

an AAT qualification / part qualification (or similar)
* proven experience of working in a finance capacity within a school/organisation
* experience of line management of staff
* strong reporting skills
* confident reporting skills (written and oral)
* strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* well-developed IT skills in financial packages and excel
* a drive to continually improve processes and seek new challenges
* the ability to well under pressure, work accurately with attention to detail, and meet deadlines
* a flexible approach to working



To oversee day to day financial and accounting services across the Trust and to work closely with the Trust CFO and school finance staff to ensure that these functions are undertaken efficiently and effectively.
1.2 To assist the CFO in supporting the schools with financial matters and other relevant issues.
1.3 Contribute to the success of the schools within the Trust through supporting decision making processes to ensure financial stability and long term viability of the Trust.
2. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
2.1 Report to the CFO .
2.2 Line management of finance assistant.
3. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Financial management
3.1 To have oversight of all matters relating to the administration of Trust finances and to ensuring compliance with all regulations to a high level of efficiency.
3.2 To assist the CFO and the auditors with preparation of the MAT's annual financial statements.
3.3 To prepare Trust VAT returns, and assist with preparation of other returns as instructed by the CFO (incl. / DfE returns and pensions & payroll returns).
3.4 To prepare the timely monthly management accounts for all entities within the Trust, in accordance with the agreed timetable.
3.5 To prepare and process all monthly journals for all entities including payroll, accruals and prepayments
3.6 To prepare trading accounts for extended schools activities and residentials, assisting headteachers and trustees to monitor these activities
3.7 To prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and manage the Trust fixed asset register
3.8 To prepare and monitor (at least quarterly) cashflow forecasts across the Trust
3.9 To prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all Trust bank accounts
3.10 To ensure that the requirements of the Trust's scheme of Delegation and Finance Policy are adhered to.
3.11 To assist the CFO with preparation for external audit and internal scrutiny
Budgeting and forecasting
3.12 To prepare the 3 year budgets for all schools in the Trust, liaising with Head Teachers and finance staff to ensure a consistent approach
3.13 To prepare budget reforecasting (at least termly) across the MAT, advising and reporting on current spends and projects.
3.14 To prepare variance analyses and commentary as required.
3.15 To present financial report to local finance and resources committees
Payroll and Pensions
3.16 To support in the management of the Teacher Pension Portal and Local Government Pension Scheme Portal.
3.17 To assist the CFO with the end of year certificate for Teacher Pension and end of year LGPS return
Financial Controls, Procedures and Systems
3.18 To support all members of school staff (including headteacher, SBMs finance staff and budget holders) with any financial system issues
3.19 To contribute towards the development and evolution of MAT wide financial procedures and controls
3.20 To assist the financial organisational set up and training for any new finance staff / school joining the Trust
Direct Line Management and MAT-wide Finance Team
3.21 To liaise and support the MAT wide finance team bringing professional accounting experience and development to the function
3.22 To line manage all based finance staff. Provide oversight across all aspects of the SBM / finance officer functions
4 GENERAL DUTIES
4.1 To support or deputise for the CFO at meetings and events as required
4.2 To undertake duties commensurate with the level of the post required by the CFO and CAO
4.3 Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection
4.4 Carry out their duties with the due regard to the Trust and each school's policies on equal opportunities, health and safety and quality assurance
4.5 Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
4.6 Participate in training and other learning activities as required and to participate in appraisal and professional development
4.7 To support and participate in whole Trust activities that reflects the Catholic ethos of the MAT
4.8 To assist the CFO on strategic planning and best values as requested
4.9 To monitor Value for Money of all contracts across the MAT

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