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Management Accountant

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.

Benefits include:

  • 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

The role:

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

If you are interested in this role of Management Accountant, click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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