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Management Accountant

£54000.0 - £59000.0 per annum + £54,000 - £59,000 per annum

Gillingham, Kent

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

Main Responsibilities:

* Analyse monthly management accounts, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and variance analysis, ensuring accuracy and timely delivery.
* Develop and maintain a rolling 3-year budget for the organisation, incorporating financial forecasts, strategic initiatives, and risk assessments.
* Work closely with the DCFO/CFO and finance team to provide financial support and guidance to the Trust's academies and partner organisations.
* Lead the annual budgeting process by collaborating with various departments and stakeholders to collect, analyse, and consolidate financial data.
* Monitor and evaluate financial performance against budgets and forecasts, identifying trends, variances, and areas of improvement.
* Prepare and deliver financial reports and presentations for senior leaders, the governing body, and external stakeholders as required.
* Support the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices.
* Conduct financial analysis to support decision-making, cost optimisation, and risk management initiatives.
* Collaborate with the finance team to improve financial processes, systems, and reporting capabilities.
* Assist the DCFO/CFO in liaising with external and internal auditors, funding agencies, and other relevant bodies as necessary.
* Support the professional development of junior finance team members and contribute to the wider leadership and management of the organisation.
* Prepare and monitor key KPIs to assist with the budgeting process.

Person Specification:

* A professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CIPFA) or equivalent experience.
* Demonstrable experience in management accounting, financial planning & analysis.
* Proven track record of developing and managing multi-year budgets and financial forecasts.
* Strong understanding of Excel and experience with accounting software and financial management systems.

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