Birmingham, West Midlands
London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£42,000 per year + £3,000 London weighting if applicable
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated and talented financial professional to join our Finance team as a Management Accountant. The role is responsible for efficiently and effectively managing a variety of financial reports on behalf of the Finance department. You will also handle a number of financial processes which will work cross-departmentally, supporting the wider Ambition Institute Team with their understanding of the role of finance across the organisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop financial process and reporting within the team and take ownership of financial knowledge across the wider organization through business partnering.

Based in one of our three UK offices (London, Birmingham or Manchester), you’ll proactively ensure that Ambition Institute is financially compliant across all processes, support on financial system projects, and ensure that all monthly processes, such as payroll, are managed competently. The Management Accountant will report to the Finance & Operations Director and will manage a small team of Finance Associates.

You will have previous experience of working within a similar role, managing the whole internal reporting process, including communicating financial information to none financial staff. You will be committed to Ambition Institute’s mission of improving the education and outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  You will be an excellent communicator and be able to build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as having excellent numeracy and literacy skills and a commitment to the development of staff. 


Who are Ambition Institute?

Ambition Institute has one purpose: to help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. With our new organisation, and more than ten years of collective experience in working with educators at all levels, we believe that exciting opportunities lie ahead. We are a graduate school for educators, and we apply academic rigour to our learning design, drawing on frontline insights from schools into what works in practice. Our programmes leverage the latest evidence from international experts, which means we think carefully about what is taught, how, and in what sequence. We work collaboratively to enable school improvement for the benefit of pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Our offer

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:

  • Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • 2 additional annual leave days for 1 day booked during December over the festive period
  • A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salary rates
  • Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
  • A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development


How to apply

To apply for any of our vacancies or for any questions or queries please click the link to visit our website.

Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.

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Posted on: 20 March 2020
Closed date: 15 April 2020
Tags: Finance, Project Management

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