Stratford, Greater London
£44,000 - £48,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description



Salary: £44,000 - £48,000 per annum + benefits

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) 

Contract length: Permanent

Location: Stratford with high-flex

Closing Date: Sunday 12th December 2021, 23:55


We will be shortlisting as we receive applications and there is a possibility that this role may close early. We therefore encourage early applications to avoid disappointment. 


Are you a self-motivated and sharp minded individual with significant management accounting experience that can help us beat cancer?


Why we need you


We’re looking for a qualified Senior Management Accountant to join our exciting new team and someone who wants to be a part of change as we strive to make a real difference in our organisation. In this role, you will own and deliver accurate and timely management accounts for CRUK specific business areas which are looking after our 600 shops so experience in the Retail or Wholesale sector is essential to hit the ground running. You will also support and coordinate the workload of the Management Accounting team to ensure effective delivery of month end close. As we are building our new team you will be instrumental in identifying efficiencies and improvements and driving forward our ambition to streamline the finance processes at CRUK. Therefore, successful candidates should be able to present relevant experience in process change management. You'll play a key role in building the management accounting centre of excellence while rotating around business areas periodically to improve your knowledge and experience.  


You’ll have excellent relationship-building skills with the ability to thrive in a matrix environment. Ideally, you’ll also have a passion for our cause. 


What will I be doing?


Make an impact every day by…

  • Being a key finance point of contact for the Retail business area, ensuring teams are educated on financial processes and are confident in budgetary control

  • Owning and delivering timely, high quality and accurate management accounts for retail business area and supporting with the smooth delivery of the annual accounts and audit

  • Reviewing existing management information to find efficiencies and improvements

  • Working with multiple stakeholders to identify and process transactions needed to ensure accounts are complete and correct

  • Taking ownership for identifying and driving improvements in CRUK’s management accounting processes to enable maximum efficiencies in our ways of working

  • Supporting the financial planning process by building budgeting and forecasting tools and templates and supporting the process

  • Facilitating and supporting budget holders to complete headcount budgets.


What skills we are looking for?


You’ll be able to bring to the role…

  • Strong relationship and influencing skills, with the confidence to work with Directors and senior stakeholders

  • Significant management accounting experience

  • The ability to clearly present and explain financial information

  • Experience of helping decision makers understand the impact of their decisions

  • An innovative mindset with experience of working in a continuous improvement environment

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • You will be a qualified accountant (or by experience) with post-qualification experience.



What will I gain?  


Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles you’ll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.    


If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years. 

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Posted on: 26 November 2021
Closed date: 12 December 2021
Tags: Finance