South Kensington, Greater London
£32,850 - £37,089 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job summary

An exciting position for an Assistant Management Accountant has arisen in a dynamic fast-paced environment at the Imperial College Union. Interested, then please read on.

You will be a member of the Finance team, reporting directly to the Finance Manager and will be responsible for supporting the Finance Manager with most of the team’s financial planning & analysis activities, several aspects of the monthly management accounts production, reporting and financial control processes, as well as supporting the team in its day to day client-facing tasks.

You will be expected to be a self-starter, capable of working on their own initiative, and focussed on the needs of their internal customers, with the ability to successfully prioritise and adapt quickly to changing priorities and requirements. In addition to possessing a flexible, customer-focussed approach, you will be a team player, and will work closely with colleagues and other stakeholders to help the Union in achieving its objectives.

Duties and responsibilities

The main duty will entail supporting the Finance Manager in the preparation of the management accounts, investigating the variances and presenting the Union results to senior managers and budget holders. Other major duties will involve monthly reconciliations and supporting the Finance Manager in the budgeting and forecasting processes. Further duties will include providing support and cover for other members of the team such as the accounts payable area.

Essential requirements

The ideal candidate should be experienced in the preparation of the management accounts and have had exposure to the budgeting/forecasting processes. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, be IT literate, able to meet monthly deadlines, be a team player and personable in nature. The role is suitable for a part qualified accountant. For a more detailed person specification please refer to the attached job description.

Further information

Imperial College Union is a vibrant, member-led charity organisation comprising the 18,000+ students of Imperial College London - one of the world's top universities. Students automatically become members when they enrol and the Union ensures they have the best possible experience through the provision of support services, development programmes, extracurricular and recreational activities, whilst representing the student voice to College and beyond.

The Union delivers an incredible range of activities including 370+ clubs and societies, seven social enterprises including restaurants, bars and shops; an Advice Centre, Reception, as well as spaces for student activities including a gym, cinema and concert hall. Our South Kensington offices are set within a picturesque quadrangle next door to the Royal Albert Hall and a minute's walk from Hyde Park. We are an energetic, professional organisation offering great development opportunities for talented people who will help us deliver for our members.

As an employer of choice Imperial College London offers an extensive benefits package including:

• 25 days’ annual leave plus College closure over Christmas and Easter plus Bank Holidays
• Competitive pension package
• Flexible working hours
• Excellent professional development opportunities and many more

More information can be found on the Imperial College Benefits page.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.


Refreshed on: 22 January 2020
Closed date: 28 January 2020
Job ref: PRO00398
Tags: Admin, Finance