Your new organisation
The King's Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. Their vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all by helping to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; developing individuals, teams and organisations; promoting understanding of the health and social care system; and bringing people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. The organisation has a turnover of £15m and finance consists of a small very engaged team.
Your new role
As a result of a member of the team going on maternity leave, The King’s Fund are seeking to appoint a Management Accountant on a 1-year fixed term contract basis. This post reports to the Senior Management Accountant and will be responsible for specific budget areas including Policy, Events & Partners, Facilities and Communications. Two of these budget areas are income generating. The role will involve working with budget holders and others, to compile budgets and forecasts, monitor and report on financial performance and help them understand complex financial issues. You will ensure that at each stage, from presenting monthly reports to investigating variances, best practice is followed, and productive relationships are developed across the Fund. The postholder will join at a key time with the budgeting process happening in October. There are exciting projects planned within the budget areas over the coming year and the Management Accountant will get involved in the financial aspects of those.
What you will need to succeed
You will be qualified or studying towards a qualification with experience in a management accounting role including budget holder interaction. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to liaise with different budget holders. Applications from candidates with experience within or outside the sector are both welcomed.
What you will get in return
First and foremost, you will join a welcoming team who will support you to succeed in the role. The organisation also offers excellent work life balance including flexibility with an openness to discussing hours that will suit you best and a minimum 40% in the office for the foreseeable future. The organisation contributes double your pension amount between 3% and 6% - i.e. They will contribute 12% if you contribute 6%. They offer 27 days annual leave excluding bank holidays. They offer a subsidised lunch scheme on days when you are in the office. The organisation has a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and this is championed in part through their employee networks.
What you need to do now
Please contact Peter O’Sullivan or Samir Ahmed at Hays Finance if you have any questions about the opportunity. Please apply ASAP to be considered and applications will be considered as they come through.
As an equal opportunities employer, The King’s Fund actively welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds.