The Assistant Management Accountant role will provide management accounting support to a publicly funded performing arts company in the City of London. The successful candidate will assist management in Financial Planning & Analysis to provide quality financial reporting to stakeholders.
Our client is a well established and prominent publicly funded performing arts company in the City of London. They are looking for an Assistant Management Accountant on a Permanent basis.
The role of Assistant Management Accountant, based in Central London will involve;
- To work with the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to monitor, analyse,
and report on actuals, budgets and forecasts.
- To support daily, weekly and monthly reporting activities and ensure that information is presented in a meaningful, transparent, and timely manner.
- Relevant activities can range from preparing weekly income reports, recharging
costs, liaising with our central accounts team, reviewing activity.
purchasing system and maintaining the department's non-financial data.
- To assist operations teams in monitoring income and expenditure to ensure
budgets are met or targets achieved. A key process of this is ensuring
variances to forecast or budget are thoroughly investigated in a timely manner.
- To be involved, as appropriate, in operations team and Finance Department
special projects, annual budget setting, monthly forecasting, finance systems
and process improvements, modelling work, and any other general
- To be responsible for the month and year end processes for departmental
budgets, including the posting of accurate accruals, prepayments and deferred
income; and to reconcile and provide commentary on any variances to budget
- To assist the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in year-end statutory
- To assist in the calculation of relevant Theatre/Film tax credits.
- To assist the financial accountants with relevant balance sheet reconciliations,
ensuring postings are clear and understood by all, and balances substantiated.
- To become a 'super user' of the organisation's financial reporting tools and
purchasing systems, providing support to other users as required.
- The post holder must be part qualified in a professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) and should be actively studying toward completion.
- Excellent numeracy and Microsoft Excel skills. Must be confident in manipulating data in spreadsheets and using those to present financial analysis in a clear and concise manner.
- Management accounting experience within either a commercial or not for profit organisation including month end reporting, forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis is highly beneficial.
- Strong interest in pursuing a career in the arts/theatre sector.
- Previous experience working in a finance department.
- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and manage conflicting stakeholder priorities.
- Strong Interpersonal skills both face to face and over digital media. Able to present financial information in a clear and understandable manner to non finance stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively within and between teams to achieve common objectives.
- Inquisitive and determined to solve problems and provide appropriate action and solutions.
- Proactive and willingness to take ownership and achieve outstanding standards of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Investigative skills to gather data and information to enable an effective solution to be found.
- Able to identify potential opportunities to proactively enhance efficiency and/or effectiveness and introduce new ways of working and innovation within own area of work.
- Complimentary staff tickets for shows, Talks & Events, subject to availability and policy.
- Discounts in the company bars, cafes, restaurants and bookshop and in local businesses (from Wagamamas to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the area).
- Interest-free season ticket and cycle-scheme loans.
- Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST.
- 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pro rata, increasing with length of service.
- In-house Training & Development Programme including a free e-learning platform.
- An Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders scheme and an in-house Wellbeing Programme including monthly talks and events.
- Buddy scheme for New Starters.
- On-site staff canteen and bar.
- Staff networks including the BAME network, LGBTQ+ network and Women's network.