Support Services

Management Accountant

Compass Community

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Location: Loughborough

Salary: Up to £38,000 DOE

Hours: 37.5 per week

Closing Date: Ongoing

Reporting to the FC this role is a new post and would 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 team at an exciting time of growth for the business. There will be plenty of opportunities to make your mark, drive process change, challenge yourself and other team members combined 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.

You will ensure that financial processes for all aspects of the residential operations are clearly documented and work smoothly and efficiently.

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 FC this role would have the following responsibilities:

  • Line management of minimum 1 individual (potential for growth in the team)
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for residential, education and group companies, including consolidated accounts
  • Review of residential finance processes and procedures and documentation thereof
  • Business partnering with Residential and Education operations teams
  • Supporting Children’s Homes Payroll function
  • Systems manager for residential time and attendance software, providing training and ad hoc support as required
  • Support with residential procurement opportunities as required
  • Preparation of year end financial accounts
  • Support for the wider group of companies as required

Experience and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will:

  • Be ACA, or ACCA 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 (non-finance) post 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.

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