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Management Accounting Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Management Accounting Officer to work within the London Fire Brigade 6-months.

Location: London (Hybrid)

Job role/responsibilities:
To ensure the accuracy of recording and reporting of spend and budgets. The job holder will work in a team of Management Accounting Officers, led by a Management Accounting Team Leader, to provide operational technical support to the team of Business Partners who will face the business directly.

  • Producing and maintaining accurate financial records for a specified section of the budget enabling the team to become a centre of excellence.
  • Prepare due diligence reports for Business Partner review and sign off, evaluating the financial standing of GLA grant and contract partners.
  • Prepare monthly financial forecasts based on analysis, constructive thinking, and evaluative judgement.
  • Ensuring that budgets and actuals are properly, accurately, and promptly recorded and reported.
  • Undertake reconciliations of budget areas to ensure that budgets are accurate,
  • Enable the strategic Business Partnering model through provision of operational technical support to the team.
  • Produce, review, and analyse financial information to support directorate decision-making.
  • Deliver the budget setting process for the GLA: Mayor and/or Assembly.
  • Responsible for a cross-cutting activity which enhances financial information available to the whole team.
  • Provide advice to directorate colleagues about proper accounting process and financial regulations.
  • Processing budget transactions within prescribed parameters
  • Maintaining forecast models to support monthly and quarterly financial reporting.
  • Posting accruals, prepayments and journal transfers as directed.

Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Accounting Technician qualification
  • (AAT or equivalent) and up to date with CPD. Postholders will be encouraged to study for a CCAB level qualification.
  • Experience of applying accounting good practice to resolve problems and improve systems and processes.
  • Good working knowledge of budget recording and reporting through an ERP system such as SAP or Oracle.
  • Experience of suggesting and implementing improvements to finance systems and processes
  • Experience of presenting financial information (orally and in writing) clearly and concisely
  • Excel - intermediate

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962. Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a referral scheme in place of up to £250.