Finance Manager

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Central Services - Finance
Competitive financial package plus benefits
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Management Accountant    


About our role:  Are you ideally a fully qualified and experienced Management Accountant looking for a new challenge in a fast paced, vibrant and progressive environment? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can demonstrate your financial acumen and analytical skills with opportunities of improving processes?

Your focus: As Management Accountant for our Learning Business, you will be focused on the preparation, review and analysis of accurate management accounts to include commentary. Working within the largest area of our business, you will have the experience to learn quickly, analysis in detail and produce complex reporting giving our senior stakeholder well informed information as required. You will be assisting our Head of Management Accounts, work closely with our existing 2 Management Accountants and coach/mentor our juniors.

Additionally, as you progress, your involvement in projects and improving efficiency will be a vital part of evolving the department to create a streamlined, dependable Team. As part of our commitment to you, we provide a study support programme if you are at part-qualified stage to help you achieve your CIMA/ACCA certification

The day to day:

Preparation, review and analysis of accurate and timely management accounts including commentary

Balance sheet reviews Monthly/Quarterly

VAT Return

Supporting yearend audit

Continual review and improvement of procedures and key controls

Supporting the new financial system implementation

Ad hoc projects and reporting

Bring your experience: Having worked in a similar role, you will have a good working knowledge of accounting principles as well as advanced experience using excel (specifically VLOOKUP & Pivot Tables). You will thrive on attention to detail, accuracy, have good time management skills and a structured approach to prioritising your workload. 

Critical to the role, you will need to be CIMA/ACCA (or equivalent) qualified or part-qualified and have excellent communication skills to engage with our internal and external stakeholders.

More about the Team you will be working with: Working within a collaborative team of 7, we all work, support and learn from each other in order that we can provide the business with an exceptional level of service to enable our continued financial success.         

Your Learning & Development with QA, how can we support you? Naturally you will have a comprehensive Induction Programme organised and you will be introduced to various internal teams and business areas. You will attend our well received Company Orientation Programme and of course complete our mandatory e-learning training.  Being a training and education provider, your continuous Learning and Development (beyond CIMA/ACCA) is of huge importance to us and as an individual contributor, we can agree a suitable Pathway to achieve your goals and aspirations.          

Our benefits and values: Learning is not just a service we provide, it’s a way of life at QA, so everyone is eligible for 3 Training Days every year, to focus on subjects they’re interested in.

We offer 2 paid Charity Days each year to support your chosen charity in whatever way you choose AND if you get involved in charity fundraising, QA will also double any sponsorship money raised, up to £250. 

We know it’s important to recharge your batteries and enjoy some down time, so we provide a generous 25 days’ holiday per annum (rising to 28 days after 5 years) – with the option to buy more if you wish.

It’s important, too, to plan for the future and our later years, so we offer a defined contribution pension plan.

Giving peace of mind we provide by Life Assurance (4x your basic salary) and Permanent Health Insurance (after a qualifying period) in the event that ill health, or worse, disrupts our plans.

And finally, a few fringe benefits to assist with travel and lifestyle choices: Season ticket loan, Cycle to work scheme

Our Company: QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. Headquartered in London, but with a nationwide network of state-of-the-art training centres, QA Group is comprised of four fast-growing divisions- QA Learning, QA Apprenticeships, QA Consulting and QA Higher Education- all of which deliver innovative and cutting edge skills solutions to UK organisations.

How to apply and who to contact:

Using the apply link, please submit your details and we will be back in touch shortly. Should you have any queries and wish to speak with us please call the recruitment team on 01753 898671.

We look forward to hearing from you!  

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