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Management Accountant (12 month maternity cover)

Syston

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Office Base: Syston

Salary: up to £40,000 (DOE)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Reports to: Group Financial Controller

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Travel Required: Minimal

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Reporting to the FC this role is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave and will be the first point of contact for all matters financial for our residential care and education side of the Compass Community group, a company that prides itself on being big enough to support, yet small enough to care. As well as this, the role will provide management accounting support for the wider group.

Ideally suited to a qualified accountant with some post qualification experience you will be working within a growing organisation with significant exposure to operational senior management from the outset.

You will ensure that reporting is provided in a timely manner and tailored appropriately to your audience, you will be dealing with a range of individual from suppliers to customers, and staff at all levels right up to management board level.
Duties will be varied and cover all elements of financial operations supporting the FC and CFO as required.
You will be a talented, professional, and experienced individual, capable of managing a diverse list of regular tasks and ad hoc projects as well as supporting and potentially growing the residential finance team.

Main Duties
Reporting to the Group FC this role would have the following responsibilities:
• Line management of minimum 3 individuals and potentially one apprentice (currently being recruited)
• Preparation of monthly management accounts for residential, education and group consolidation as well as associated board packs
• Business partnering with Residential and Education operations teams
• Supporting Children’s Homes Payroll function
• Support with residential procurement opportunities as required
• Preparation of year end financial accounts (financial year end is 31 March)
• Support for the wider group of companies as required
Experience and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will:
• Be chartered accountant qualified (minimum 12 months post qualification experience)
• Have excellent working level of ICT skills on applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook
• Have knowledge of financial reporting, and demonstrated ability to analyse and validate financial and performance data with keen attention to detail
• Have strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed to effectively work with stakeholders at all levels of the business.
• Have experience of business partnering with senior post holders, evidence of partnering with non-finance budget holders (e.g. department / divisional heads) is a bonus
• Be a resilient individual who is comfortable with working in a rapidly changing and growing environment, confident in driving accountability at all levels.
Experience with Sage 50 accounts and Sage Payroll would also be desirable with experience of time and attendance software a bonus.

The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

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