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Page Personnel Public Sector & Not For profit
London
Up to £18000 per annum
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Central London
£35,000 - £40,000 per year
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Westminster, London
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Temporary
Job description

Recruiting an Assistant Management Accountant to join our Finance Team in Westminster!


GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 per annum, dependent on experience, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more. This role is a 6 month fixed term contract, working 35 hours per week.


Look Ahead Care and Support is a specialist housing association and provider of tailor-made care, support and accommodation services. Every year in 30 local authorities across London and the South East it supports more than 7000 people with a wide range of needs, including mental health, homelessness and complex needs, care leavers and young people.


Job Overview:


The Assistant Management Accountant will assist Look Ahead Managers in their budgetary control and management responsibilities by preparing monthly management accounts, analysing variances and compiling the annual budget and quarterly reforecasts.


Key Responsibilities:


Budgetary Control
- Assist in the co-ordination of budget and quarterly forecast information from all budget holders
- Assist in the review, challenge and recording of budget and forecast assumptions
- Maintain the integrity of data in Jedox, ensuring all budget holders have the relevant security permissions
- Import budgets and forecasts into the Accounting system
- Issue and distribute budgets to all budget holders
- Assist Property and Landlord Services with the annual rent increase process


Management Reporting
- Prepare and distribute monthly salary reports to budget holders
- Post relevant accrual and prepayment journals on a monthly basis
- Post monthly journals for Procurement for Housing
- Prepare and distribute all monthly management accounts to Senior Management Team (SMT) and budget holders on a timely basis
- Review trends, analyse variances and highlight risk and problem areas to the Finance Business Partners
- Investigate and resolve any issues raised by budget holders
- Reconcile relevant balance sheet accounts on a quarterly basis including accrual and prepayment control accounts
- Process overhead apportionments
- Reconcile the insurance control account quarterly
- Post all fixed asset journals, reconciling relevant balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
- Prepare the quarterly VAT return
- Work flexibly and co-operatively as part of the team and the Finance Department


This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.


Person Specification


Personal Attributes:
- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, networks in local business community
- Approachable and open behaviour
- Prefers working as part of a group or team
- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
- Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
- Is passionate and enthusiastic about his/her career and job experiences
- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviours
- Is numerate and confident with figures
- Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage their own workload
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to cope under pressure and work to tight deadlines
- Excellent IT & communication skills


Skills, Knowledge and Experience


Essential:
- Studying or looking to study for a relevant professional finance qualification (CIMA, ACCA etc)
- Minimum of 2 years management account experience
- Strong financial and analytical skills and excellent financial modelling and spreadsheet skills


Desirable:
- Experience of posting journals and working with a general ledger system
- Experience of balance sheet reconciliations


Please note that we have the right to close any vacancy before the advertised closing date if we have received a high number of applications.


If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

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Look Ahead Care and Support

Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 06 December 2019
Closing date: 03 January 2020
Job ref: REQ001541
Tags: Finance
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