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Management Accountant

Posted 6 February by Adecco UK Limited Easy Apply Ended
Job Title: Management Accountant
Salary: £130-175 per day
Temporary: 3 months temporary - Permanent Contract
Department: Finance
Hours: Full-time

We are currently recruiting on behalf of one of London's largest and most well known Art Galleries for an experienced Management Accountant on a temp-perm basis.

Background

Our client aims to be the most artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive global art museums. They deliver this aim through activities in their four galleries across the UK, their digital platforms and collaborations with national and international partners.

The Finance Department is responsible for financial planning, reporting and control for the gallery. The management accounting team, reporting to the Head of Finance, is responsible for management reporting, forecasting and budgeting. The Financial Controller's team are responsible for statutory financial reporting, audit, tax, treasury, transaction processing and Capital Projects. There are also separate finance teams in their Enterprises Ltd responsible for the financial management of commercial subsidiaries.

Purpose of the Job

To promote financial management at the gallery and support management decision making at all levels.

Main Activities/Responsibilities

Represent, or ensure representation, on financial management issues within the gallery.
*Production, development and maintenance of routine management reports using the Unit 4 financial system and other reporting packages.
*Promote financial management at all levels through training and support.
*Support managers at all levels to discharge their responsibilities as budget holders.
*Provide financial and non financial information to Trustees, divisional directors, budget holders, and project managers.
*Support annual budget process culminating in approval of budget by Trustees.
*Regularly monitor and review financial performance to ensure efficient, effective and economical use of resources across the organisation.
*Support the close out process for recently completed major capital projects.
*Respond to information requests from government bodies, funders and other external bodies.
*Provide financial input into forward planning process.
*Undertake ad hoc analysis, business cases, capital option appraisals, and projects as required.
*Gather and monitor key performance measures and benchmarking data.

Maximise effectiveness of financial systems
*Ensure effectiveness of financial systems (Unit 4) in delivering information.
*Keep pace with system developments.

Person Specification

Essential
*A recognised accountancy qualification.
*Proven communication skills in dealing with senior staff and ability to relate to non-financial managers.
*Experience of explaining financial concepts and information to non-financial colleagues.
*Negotiating and influencing skills.
*Ability to work under pressure, in a flexible manner and maintaining attention to detail.
*Ability to consistently meet demanding and often conflicting deadlines.
*High level of attention to detail.
*Ability to set clear and concise objectives, prioritise and monitor progress of own workload
*Good analytical and financial comprehension skills.
*Experience of working in a team and on own initiative.
*High degree of computer literacy - able to use word processing, email, spreadsheet, internet applications to support your own work and in-depth knowledge of financial reporting packages.
*Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues and treat all colleagues with dignity and respect.
*Interest in and commitment to Art Galleries.

Desirable
*Previous Management Accounts experience with a proven track record of budget setting and monitoring in a complex and challenging environment.
*Previous experience of using Unit 4.
*Experience in utilising accounting package report writers.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Reference: 34406204

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