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Accountant Job Description-Management

Job Purpose-Accountant Job Description Management

The Management Accountant will work closely with budget holders to provide financial decision support. They will provide financial reports and analysis to help improve the understanding of business performance.

Where required the Management Accountant will undertake financial analysis and reporting necessary for regulatory purposes as well as costing, monitoring, and reporting on external funding.

Key Responsibilities-Accountant Job Description Management

Business analysis

• Produce management accounting information at the end of each month in line with

the agreed timetable and support in delivering period end results and reporting.

• Contribute to management accounting analysis, interpretation, and commentary.

• Manage the month end, quarterly and year-end processes for areas of responsibility all within agreed timetables.

• Prepare accounting adjustments and supporting audit trails in line with accounting policy and standards.

• Assist with continuous development of KPIs and MI tools to support stakeholders with decision making.

• Regularly liaise with Finance Team colleagues to ensure that financial information relating to commitments and spend is up to date and can be accurately reflected in management reports.

• Support the preparation of annual budgets and regular forecasts and cashflows.

• Assist in the preparation of the statutory accounts, liaising with auditor as required

• Provide support for costing and financial monitoring.

• Provide support in the preparation for external funding, statutory, regulatory and compliance obligations


• Maintain an awareness of current technical financial and accounting developments and matters within the sector relevant to the role.

• Promote a constructive partnership culture of financial control and sound financial management with the achievement of financial performance objectives within the department a key goal.

• Support the core remit of the Financial Planning & Analysis team and provide cover and support for other members of the team when required and actively exchange ideas and best practise.

• Line management of Assistant Management Accountant(s)

• Actively follow and promote the organisation policies, including the Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities Policy and actively promote these wherever possible.

• Maintain an awareness and observation of fire and health and safety regulations.

• Any other duties, consistent with the grade and scope of the post.

• Any other duties reasonably required of the post-holder by the reporting line manager.

Knowledge Experience and Qualifications-Accountant Job Description Management


• Prior Management accounting experience in a large, complex organisation.

• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others.

• Well-organised with the ability to remain effective when working under pressure and

achieve deadlines without sacrificing attention to detail.

• Ability to engage constructively with non-financial colleagues to support

the achievement of objectives.

• Strong organisational skills including the ability to prioritise effectively.



• Strong all-round IT skills, including core finance applications and Microsoft Office software (excel advanced level)

• Experience of using an enterprise level financial package

• Strong data analysis techniques and reconciliation skills

• Good data presentation skills

• Good knowledge of accounting concepts and standards


• Understanding of related accounting standards and specific reporting requirements

• Awareness of HESA and OFS reporting

• Demonstrable experience of using Unit4 Business World ERP system.



• CCAB Qualified or part-qualified or equivalent by experience


• Educated to degree level or equivalent

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