About the role
A well-established Trust in the North East is looking for a Management Accountant to join their finance team based in Ashington.
The Trust, comprising eight schools, aims to provide an inclusive and diverse learning environment for all of their students. They promote a culture of learning, success, high expectations, aspiration, challenge and inclusion through all aspects of school life.
This role has a salary of up to £37,500.
25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays)
Friendly office environment
Flexibility when required
Extremely generous pension scheme
Free on-site parking
Potential Study Support
Further training and development opportunities
Reporting to the Financial Manager, you will be leading on management accounts and your work will ensure the MAT is able to track performance. You will also have an opportunity to get involved with project work, as well as system and process improvement.
The ideal candidate will be a person of integrity and be able to maintain confidentiality while remaining impartial. You should have a good eye for detail, be very resilient and be able to remain positive in challenging circumstances.
Your key duties will include:
Production of Monthly Management Accounts (Income, Expenditure and Balance Sheet) for defined business areas
Raise and post journals to the financial ledger including adjustments such as accruals and prepayments
Ensure all month-end queries are answered in detail with supporting reconciliations
Compiling and producing financial performance reports in line with The Academies Financial Handbook
Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations to support Management Accounts
Maintaining and updating Fixed Asset Records including depreciation/disposals
Supporting the Finance Manager in preparing and maintaining rolling cashflow record and forecast
Prepare and submit VAT Return (including partial exemption calculations) in line with latest legislation
Support the Finance Manager in providing financial analysis and evaluation, including building robust annual budgets and forecasts with budget holders
What you need:
CCAB qualified – open to part-qual or equal by experience
Must be able to deliver monthly management accounts
Experience of cost centre reporting needed
Confident with budgeting and performance tracking
Advanced in Excel
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