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Management Accountant

  • Job reference: Management Acc
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Corporate Services
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Job description: Your new organisation
My client is a Local Authority in Oxfordshire. Following structural changes, they are recruiting for a Management Accountant to further strengthen their finance department.

Your new role
Accountable to the assistant finance business partner, the Management Accountant will support the Assistant Finance Business Partner in providing strategic financial insight, analysis and commercial thinking to the nominated Directorate including the validation of the Service & Resource Planning, Financial Monitoring and Final Accounts processes.
Support the Assistant Finance Business Partner in providing financial scrutiny, support, insight, analysis and commercial thinking to Senior Managers and Partners to facilitate effective management and decision making.

Responsibilities are as follows:

* Provide continuous support, advice and challenge to cost centre and/or service / project managers of agreed high risk budget areas, including the capital programme as appropriate; this includes performance and financial monitoring; savings proposals as part of the Service and Resource Planning process; and, service developments, management of budget pressures and impacts of new legislation or government initiatives.
* Assist in the preparation of option and project appraisals for capital schemes.
* Support service managers in the preparation of capital budgets, including provision of financial / funding information.
* Validate and provide assurance on the achievability of action plans to bring agreed budget areas back into balance.
* Coach managers of high-risk budget areas to ensure that they can adequately discharge their financial management responsibilities.
* Provide assurance to FBP's regarding the projected year end variation of agreed high risk budget areas.
* Provide advice and support for major projects and contracts as directed by the Assistant Finance Business Partner, including procurements.
* Provide advice and support for service restructurings as agreed and as directed by the Assistant Finance Business Partner.
* Provide advice, support and challenge in the final accounts process, including preparation of directorate capital returns and working papers.

What you'll need to succeed
You must be a fully qualified accountant with a full CCAB or CIMA qualification, with Experience in supporting complex service delivery and expert technical knowledge and experience, and the ability to analyse and interpret information

What you'll get in return
You will be working for an organisation that makes a real difference in people's lives and has great career opportunities. You'll receive £41-£44k per annum depending on experience.
**PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE ALL OF THE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE**
Applicants should be confident in their own abilities and keen learners in order to fulfil the role to the best of your ability. If this sounds like you, and if you want to discuss the role further then please contact Tom at Service Care Solutions Ltd on 01772 208963, or alternatively send an updated CV to tom.lockwood@servicecare.org.uk